Mixed grain muesli with dried fruit salad

Mixed grain muesli with dried fruit salad


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

Chrissie Lloyd

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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