I love trying new recipes for homemade granola/muesli so when I saw this recipe for Roasted Bircher Muesli over at my friend Deb's site I knew I had to try it right away. Sometimes granola and museli can be packed with lots of calories, fat, and sugar making it not so healthy at all. What I like about this recipe is that there is no oil or added fat. Plus the museli mix is sweetened only with honey and dried fruit so it is actually quite healthy. You can use any variety of nuts, seeds, and dried fruit that you like. Almonds and walnuts tend to be my favorite so I chose to use those in this recipe. I love dried cherries, but any dried fruit or mix of dried fruit will do in this recipe. I like to serve this muesli mix with a big dollop of Greek yogurt, a drizzle of honey, a sprinkle of cinnamon and some fresh fruit. It's a great way to start the day!
Roasted Bircher Muesli (Granola)
Adapted from Seasons by Donna Hay and
Deb at Kahakai Kitchen
4 cups old fashioned rolled oats
1 cup sliced almonds
1 cup chopped walnuts
1/3 cup honey
1 cup dried cherries
To serve: Greek yogurt, additional fresh fruit, honey, sprinkle of cinnamon
Options: Use any combination of nuts and seeds and/or dried fruit that you like
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a bowl combine the oats, nuts, and honey. Place the mixture into a baking tray lined with parchment paper and bake for 15 minutes (mine took about 25 minutes stirring twice while baking) or until golden. Mix in the dried fruit(in this case dried cherries) while muesli mix is warm. Serve with Greek yogurt, fresh fruit, a drizzle of honey and/or a sprinkle of cinnamon.
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