Home made muesli or granola tastes great and you can make it with a lot less, if any, sugar than the store brought varieties.
I take this muesli with me when I am hiking and make large batches for my household to consume for breakfast. The great thing about it is that you can add any dried fruit or nuts that you like, and if you want no sweetener just omit the juice concentrate. Oats are well known for their low GI so are good for filling you up in the mornings. If you are gluten sensitive replace the oats with quinoa or rice flakes.
Makes 10 cups, Prep time 10 min cook time 15 min
6 cups wholegrain oats
¾ cup buckwheat or bran
1 cup dates, sliced
1 cup sunflower seeds
1 cup pumpkin seeds
½ cup dried apricots, sliced
1 cup coconut flakes
1 cup sultanas
1/2 cup sugar free juice concentrate
Preheat oven to 150C
On 2 large baking trays place all the ingredients except the juice concentrate, mix well with hands and bake for 10 minutes, keeping an eye on the mixture as it goes golden.
Remove from oven and pour over juice concentrate, mix well and return to oven for a further ten minutes or until golden.
Allow to cool and then transfer into an air tight container. To make bircher muesli version don’t toast the mixture, then mix ½ cup of the muesli with grated apple and
½ cup soy milk and leave it to soak overnight in fridge.