Ok, breakfast for the most people consists of a quick coffee or boxed cereal in the morning as they rush out the door to the days activities.
I like my breakfast in the morning because I know if I don’t I will be climbing the walls looking for a quick fix like a chocolate muffin or a dodgy egg and bacon roll, and that’s not a good start.
This breakfast deserves getting up an extra few minutes to enjoy. You would pay big money at a cafe for this. So relax and enjoy this muesli before starting the insanity of the day.
Ok, lets start at the beginning, this is what you will need. Get this ready the day before.
4 cups of oats
1 cup chopped macadamias
1 cup chopped almonds
1 cup chopped pecans
1 cup shredded coconut
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
2 tablespoons sunflower oil
4 tablespoons honey
375g/13oz mixed dried fruit
Toasted Almond flakes
In a large bowl mix oats, nuts, seeds and coconut. In a saucepan heat 2 tablespoons of sunflower oil and 4 tablespoons of honey, making sure not to let boil.
Mix the heated honey/oil mixture into with the dry ingredients, making sure its all well coated.
Place into a large baking dish and place into a preheated 180C/350F oven for 17-20mins. THIS IS IMPORTANT, make sure to stir the muesli every 6 minutes moving the ingredients from around from the edges into the centre. This will evenly cook the ingredients. BE CAREFUL nuts have a way of all of a sudden burning, so keep an eye on the muesli towards the end. The muesli should only have a golden colour to it.
Once cooked set the aside to cool. Stir in your favourite dried fruits, I’m using a mixture of dried fruits. Place in an airtight container ready for breakfast time.
In the morning, place muesli into a bowl, add a dollop of Greek yoghurt, some stewed apples, and to top it off with some toasted shredded coconut, toasted flaked almonds and a few blueberries. Pour on your milk of your choice, and you are ready to start the day head on.