Since years and years my breakfast contains a type of muesli. Most of the times in combination with yoghurt, fruits but as well in a smoothie or so. And to be honest I am quite loyal to the brand….as it used to be Quaker for many years, I swopped to the Albert Heijn housebrand last year. Inspired by my sister who was on honeymoon to the States, we have made granola. It is very delicious and very easy to make. Perhaps a nice idea to do on a dark winterday? At least you will have a good breakfast the next day!!
I found it here, and adjusted it to my own preference.
2 cups rolled oats (not instant)
1 cup peanuts or toasted almonds
1/4 cup sesame seeds
1/2 cup toasted sunflower seeds
1/2 cup raisins (optional)
1/2 cup dried fruit (optional as well, dried apricots, craisins and dried apple are all delicious choices)
scant 1/4 cup cooking oil (not olive)
1/2 cup honey
- Mix the oat, nuts and grains in a large bowl.
- Measure oil into the measuring cup and swirl it around before pouring into bowl.
- Then measure out the honey in the same, unwashed cup. The oil will help the honey exit the cup.
- Toss everything together until evenly coated and then pour out into a baking pan. I use a large roasting pan, as it keeps everything contained. A cookie sheet with a lip also works, but you have to stir it slightly more carefully if you use that.
- Bake at 150 degrees Celcius for 30 minutes, turning it with a spatula every ten minutes or so. You want everything to be an even golden brown.
- When it is finished cooking, returned the baked granola to the mixing bowl, add the raisins and fruit and stir to combine. Stir gently several times as it cooks, so that it doesn’t clump together too much.