I also find that the best toasted muesli is the highly expensive muesli clusters. These are usually tiny boxes and for some reason as always made to be EXTRAORDINARILY sweet! I can not handle that level of sweetness first thing in the morning and I definitely DON'T want the kids to start the day off with that level of sugar.
So when I saw a recipe in my favourite book Wholefoods for Children by Jude Blereau for a basic muesli cluster that you could add your own ingredients to I just had to try it!
6 Cups of Rolled Oats
1 1/2 Cups of Natural Greek Yoghurt
1 Cup of Melted Coconut Oil
Leave it in a bowl, cover and soak overnight.
|You end up with an interesting looking slodge but stick with it, |
it's worth it!
In a small saucepan heat:
1/2 Cup of Maple Syrup
1/2 Cup or Rice Syrup
1 Teaspoon of Ground Cardamom
2 Teaspoons of Ground Cinnamon
2 Teaspoons of Vanilla Extract
Until it is warm and runny. Mix it through the oats and spread it over 2 baking trays.
|Dry in a low oven of 90*C for 2 hrs. Pull it out every 30 Mins |
and stir it, breaking up large lumps
|As it drys it becomes more stir-able|
|After 2 hrs turn the oven up to 150*C and toast the clusters to desired |
'toasted-ness' watch it at this point as it is easy to 'over-toast' it.
Now select what DELICIOUS ingredients you are going to add to your clusters... Some things we have been enjoying are:
What ever you like really - We aim for about 4 or 5 in each batch
|Mix it all together and ENJOY!!!|