Below is a great recipe your family will love and the kids can help make.
Thanks to Rachel from mogantosh for this fantastic recipe!
Muesli is such a great thing to make with the kids. It’s all tipping stuff out of jars, mixing, measuring and getting hands sticky. Excellent fun. Hard to muck up. And although the cleanup can be epic, the payoff is delicious. A weeks worth of yummy whole-food satisfaction.
6 cups rolled oats
2 cups desiccated coconut
1 cup wheatgerm
1/2 cup LSA (linseed, soy, almond meal)
I cup chopped nuts (peanuts, walnuts, almonds)
1/2 cups raw cacao nibs
1/2 cup pepitas
1 cup of dried berries
1/2 cup chopped dried apricots
- Preheat oven on low (160 degrees)
- Get your little soux chef to mix all your dry ingredients together in a great big bowl. (Do not look at the floor after they do this. It’s chaos. It’s a car crash. It’s the Costa Concordia. But it’s recoverable.)
- For the syrup, take 1 cup of honey, half a cup of raw sugar, a quarter cup of coconut oil and a quarter cup of butter. Melt this gently over a low heat until deliciously dissolved.
- Do this part yourself (it’s hot) : pour the syrup over the dry mix, and using a spoon first and then hands, squish the mixture until it forms a great big squidgy, sticky mess that has all been slightly coated with syrup.
- Get a couple of big baking trays (you may need three), line with baking paper and press the mix down firmly to fill the tray right to the corners. This is a great job for little hands.
- Bake the trays for 10 minutes or so, until the tops of the mix are browning slightly. Let them cool on the countertop and then decant it all into a big container. Admire this with pride and satisfaction. (DO NOT look at the mess on the floor until you’ve had a nice cup of tea and restored your energy).
- Eat with pleasure (We like it with Greek yogurt, bananas and the inner glow of gastronomical smugness.)
- You had better deal with that floor now.