With teenagers in my house it is inevitable. Three teenagers cause more damage to a week’s food provisions than a pack of wild dogs.
So today I am making Gilly’s muesli recipe.
Unfortunately this muesli disappears as fast as I make it (but at least we all have plenty of time to make more….18 days to go!)
Gigi’s Muesli (aka Gilly Walters)
To turn your oven on to 150 degrees or low heat
Apple Puree – A sachet / or half a jar of Apple Sauce (leave it out if you don’t have any or improvise by liquidising an apple)
60ml Oil – I use Canola, so anything mild (don’t use sesame or olive for this)
200ml Honey (Substitute with Golden Syrup or any syrup equivalent if you don’t have honey)
10ml Apple Cider Vinegar (or any other vinegar will do)
Heat these together until combined in a pan on the stove (alternatively you can microwave but watch it doesn’t get too hot)
Now, in a bowl mix the following together:
125g Desiccated Coconut (leave out if you don’t have)
Pour the honey mixture into the bowl of dried ingredients and mix together.
Spread the muesli mixture across a couple of metal baking trays so that it is a thin, but even, covering and place in the oven to toast for 45 minutes. Open the oven from time to time to turn the muesli with a spatula and to turn and rotate the trays.
Now for the nuts and seeds. On another baking tray place any nuts and seeds that you want to roast to go into your muesli. Toast these on a separate tray as they come out crispier. Today I am roasting hazelnuts. But usually I’ll put in any of the following that I might have in my cupboard:
Hazelnuts, Cashews, Macadamia, Pumpkin seeds, Sesame seeds, Sunflower seeds etc. (optional)
When the muesli and the nuts are dry and lightly toasted (not brown) remove from the oven and allow to cool (without losing too much to passing teenagers!) When cool mix the nuts, seeds and muesli together and place in an airtight container. At this point I add any of the following, close the lid and shake them together:
Chopped Apricot, Cranberries, Chocolate Chips, Chopped Dates, Raisins etc. (optional)
This time I’ve added a few chocolate chips because the teenagers love them so much!
Good luck and enjoy the praise. Zoe x