Mixed grain muesli with dried fruit salad

    12 hours

    Making your own muesli avoids the added sugar and salt often found in commercial brands, and also guarantees a much better texture and flavour.

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    Serves: 12 

    • 85g (3oz) barley flakes
    • 85g (3oz) rye flakes
    • 85g (3oz) millet flakes
    • 85g (3oz) jumbo oats
    • 20g (¾ oz) wheat bran
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 3 tablespoons plain pumpkin seeds
    • For the dried fruit salad
    • 175g (6oz) mixed dried fruit, such as apricots, pears, apples, figs and prunes
    • ½ teaspoon almond essence
    • 1 small orange, peeled and segmented
    • 1 small, ripe pear, cored and chopped

    Prep:12hr  ›  Ready in:12hr 

    1. Put the barley, rye and millet flakes, oats, bran, cinnamon and pumpkin seeds in a large bowl and mix. Transfer to an airtight container to store.
    2. To make the dried fruit salad, put the dried fruits in a bowl. Add the almond essence and 225ml (8fl oz) water. Cover and refrigerate overnight, or preferably for 36 hours, stirring occasionally and adding a little more water if necessary.
    3. Add the orange and pear to the dried fruit just before serving.
    4. Serve in bowls with low-fat natural yoghurt or semi-skimmed milk, topped with the dried fruit salad.

    Nutrients per serving

    Vitamins B1, B6

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