Let’s be honest; a straightforward and pre-made breakfast muesli is often the best call at ’family rush hour’!
Having the flexibility to make up your recipe is perfect, especially when children have different tastes week to week.
If you prefer to hear ‘yes’ rather than a ‘no’ at breakfast make this with kids and add ingredients they like. Depending on what you have in the kitchen, try making this muesli with different grains, cereal, seeds and dried fruits. To inspire you we have given some guidance below.
Rich & Source of Nutritional Benefits
Making your own muesli means loads less sugar and calories than bought breakfast cereals. It’s also a potent source of antioxidants, and high in fibre from wholegrain, which is excellent news on your tummy.
MAKES: 1 litre jar
TIME: 10 min hands-on
AGE: 12 months +
How to make it
MIX IT UP
Put all the ingredients in a large bowl, and mix well together.
Pour into a large sealable airtight jar and store in a cool dark place.
It will keep for around a month if sealed.
WHOLE GRAIN FLAKES
*Selected grains should total around 350g.
Buckwheat, barley, amaranth, quinoa, rye, wheat, millet, wheatgerm.
CEREALS; Cornflakes, puffed rice (make sure you buy a good quality low sugar brand).
**Selected seeds should total around 150g.
Pumpkin, sunflower, linseeds, sesame, poppy, hemp (shelled) and chia seeds.
***Selected fruit should total around 100g.
Raisins, sultanas, currants, cranberries, figs, peaches, pears, blueberries, goji berries, apricots, prunes, dates, apple or banana slices.
Nuts (should you decide to use) should total around 100g.
Here are some healthy options.
Almonds, cashews, macadamias, walnuts, pistachios, brazils, peanuts, pecans, hazelnuts.
If you decide to add nuts, make the grain selection 300g and the seed selection 100g.
Crabtree Farm tips
Why not try soaking the Muesli overnight in water, nut milk or fruit juice to soften and create some tasty overnight oats.