Basic muesli

Make your muesli exactly the way you like it. Feel free to stick to the cereals, nuts and fruits that you like.


  • 200g/7oz jumbo porridge oats

  • 25g/1oz flaked bran or wheat germ

  • 75g/3oz barley or rye flakes (optional, you can always add more oats instead)

  • 50g/2oz hazelnuts, lightly crushed

  • 50g/2oz flaked almonds

  • 50g/2oz sultanas

  • 50g/2oz dried, ready-to-eat apricots, roughly chopped

  • 50g/2oz dried, ready-to-eat figs, roughly chopped

Preparation method

  1. Preheat the oven to 160C/325F/Gas 3.

  2. Place the oats, flaked bran or wheat germ, barley or rye flakes, hazelnuts and almonds on a large baking tray and toast in the oven for 10 minutes, shaking and turning in the tray halfway through. Take the tray from the oven and leave to cool: this should take only about 10 minutes.

  3. Mix the toasted ingredients with the sultanas, apricots and figs. These fruits are only suggestions: you can use whatever you prefer, for example dried apple, mango, papaya, dates or cherries.

  4. You can eat this muesli straight away with milk or yoghurt, or you can store in an airtight container.

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