Lately I've rediscovered my love for muesli. While you can find granola in just about every market around, muesli is a different story. I've managed to find small boxes here and there, but I keep eating them up too quickly. I've made homemade granola before, so I thought, why not make my own muesli?
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Because I was feeling kinda lazy, I bought all my ingredients at the Super Wal-Mart (which I despise, but I was in desperate need of a new blow dryer and it was convenient.) I think I will be a bit more selective next time. All-in-all, the muesli turned out yummy and I've been eating it all week and am pretty happy with it.
My muesli included: rolled oats, bran flakes, wheat flakes (aka Wheaties), walnuts, craisins, raisins, coconut, chopped dates, a dried tropical fruit/nut medley (which included pineapple, bananas, apricots, almonds, cashews), wheat germ and ground flax seed. I wouldn't use this type of dates again because they were sweetened. The dried fruit medley was fine but I had to further dice-up/break-up a lot of the fruit to make it easier to eat and I find the dried pineapple to be a little too sweet as well.
There's really no measurement involved. I tried to keep the oats, bran and wheat flakes equally proportioned, mainly so it wouldn't be heavy on one or the other, but next time I think I will use more oats. (I like the oats the best.) Add as much or as little of the fun bits as you like. Sunflower seeds would have been good in this mix and maybe some dried blueberries. I added the wheat germ and flax seed because I have a special interest in adding more fiber to my diet (colon cancer sucks) but you can leave them out. Fresh fruit makes a nice addition, too. I believe apples are a traditional add-in.
Recipes like this are fun to make and are great kid projects. I enjoyed making this, but the fact that I can dump it all in a bowl, give it a good mix and have something tasty is pretty awesome in my book. Check out the cute stop-motion video about muesli below. Making muesli isn't quite this easy, but it's close.