A delicious toasted muesli, this is made from a tempting mix of grains, nuts, seeds and colourful red and blue berries. Stirring maple syrup and orange juice into the mix helps to keep the oil content down, making this version much lower in fat than most ready-made ‘crunchy’ cereals.
For a chunkier granola, replace the millet with barley flakes and the berries with a mixture of roughly chopped dried apples or apricots, prunes and dates. A little shredded coconut can also be added, if liked. * The maple syrup can be replaced with clear honey, and the slivered almonds with chopped hazelnuts. * If you prefer, use all dried blueberries or cranberries, or replace some or all of the berries with dried cherries.
This is a delicious way to get plenty of fibre, B vitamins and essential fatty acids. Wheatgerm is especially rich in B vitamins. * A special feature of this recipe is the use of sunflower seeds, which not only add flavour but are also a rich source of nutrients. They are rich in healthy, polyunsaturated fat, and also provide plenty of magnesium, copper, iron and several B vitamins. Both sesame seeds and sunflower seeds can provide useful amounts of calcium, which is particularly important for people who do not include milk or cheese in their diet.
E * B1 * B2, B6, folate, niacin