Every time we serve this with The Healthy Holiday Company a lot of the clients ask for the recipe, so here it is.This has turned even the most die hard muesli haters on. Granolas and mueslis from the healthfood shops can be expensive and you don´t get much for your money. This recipe will make 2kg of muesli. If you eat it every day it will last just over three weeks. Making a customized muesli such as this is win win as its cheaper, better than the generic ones and you can add extra things you like.
1 bag of granola (500g)
500g (1 packet) of large oats (can also be mixed with barley or rye flakes for example)
100g dessicated coconut
100g pumpkin seeds
100g sunflower seeds
100g other dried fruit (papaya, pineapple or mango for example, or even dried banana)
100g roasted hazelnuts, roughly chopped
75g sesame seeds
50g poppy seeds (optional as they can get stuck in your teeth!)
Turn the oven on to 200 degrees. Place the oats and the dessicated coconut onto a large baking tray and place into the hot oven for around 20 minutes. These will toast a nice golden colour, but you will have to keep moving the mix around so as to avoid burning on the top. You will probably have to do it three or four times in the 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and leave to cool.
Place the hazelnuts onto a sepearate baking tray and toast off at the same time. They will need 8 to 10 minutes – this is to release the full flavour of the nuts. Place a large frying pan onto a high heat. Add the pumpkin and sunflower seeds (do not put any oil – this must be a dry pan) and toast them off. The pumpkin seeds will start popping – this is fine. Once they have a nice colour, remove from the pan and leave to cool in a bowl. Don´t leave them in the pan as they will continue toasting in the pan, and this is how they get burnt! Then do the same with the sesame seeds.
Take a large mixing bowl and add all of the ingredients and mix well. You could keep this muesli in a tupperware container, ziploc bags or a large glass jar.