Basic muesli


Before I type up this blog post, I have something to confess. I am not a muesli fan , the whole raisins and healthy thing, nope not my idea of food.

With that being said, I am forever lasting buying muesli everytime I go shopping, in the vain hope that I will become a healthy eater, but it never works, I have one helping and then completely forget about the bag of muesli, my mother eventually throws it out and I go back and buy another bag and they cycle keeps repeating itself.

Then I was reading Lisa Clark’s book and I came across a date ball recipe but in order to make the balls, I needed to make a batch of her homemade muesli.

I was going to forget about the recipe, but when I opened my pantry, I found that I had all the ingredients even up to the All bran flakes and coconut oil…. Strange, very strange, seeing as I can’t remember buying the All bran flakes to begin with. I did forget to check the expiry date oh well, my uncle who is health inspector told me that although food has an expiry date it still can be used until it goes green.

So here I am using his advice when I need it. Just remember if I get deli belly contact him immediately and please inform him that his advice was wrong on so many levels, sincerely his only niece.


  • 500g x rolled oats.
  • 1 x cup all bran flakes.
  • 1 x cup desiccated coconut.
  • ½ x cup sunflower seeds.
  • ¼ x cup sesame seeds.
  • ¼ x cup walnuts, roughly chopped.
  • ¼ x cup honey, melted.
  • ½ x cup coconut oil, melted.
  • 1 x tsp salt.
  • 1 x tsp vanilla essence.
  • 1 x cup raisins.


  • Mix everything together in a bowl, expect the raisins.
  • Spread the mixture evenly onto a greased baking tray, and pop into a preheated oven.
  • Bake at 180 degrees for 20 – 30 minutes, toss the mixture every couple of minutes.
  • Repeat the process until all the mixture has been toasted.
  • Pour into a big bowl and allow to cool completely.
  • Add in the raisins and toss to combine.

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