Sunday, October 16, 2011

Healthy toasted coconut muesli

Has it been almost a month? I apologise for disappearing, life has just been a bit crazy, although i won't go into detail.. i will try harder to post more often :)

Inspired by Maria's sugar-free coconut granola, i went out to buy some coconut flakes and made my own version.

What i love about Maria's food blog is not only her photo's (which are always gorgeous) but all her recipes are healthy and good for you, i know she is a bit of a health nut so i have courage in trying her recipes and sharing with my friends who are also health conscious.

What i found about this recipe was that with my oven, it required about 4 times of turning before it got to the colour that i wanted, so you could even turn it once every 15 minutes and you would be safe, it won't burn!

I made 2 batches, one for my lovely couple friend Ann & Chris, (Chris i know likes granola/toasted muesli) and Stella, my girlfriend who cannot eat gluten and so i omitted the quickoats, and so i hope they all like this!

Healthy toasted coconut muesli

1 cup quick oats
125grams coconut flakes
50grams almonds (unroasted)
30grams chia seeds
30grams pepitas
30grams sunflower seeds
35grams coconut oil
1 teaspoon cinnamon

(serve with any type of milk that you like)

1. pre-heat oven to 140 C (lower to 120 C if you have a fan forced oven)

2. mix everything together and spread onto a baking tray lined with paper

3. bake and watch it at either 10 or 15 mins and turn batch over with a spatula, and put back into the oven, keep doing this until you get the colour that you want.

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I was a bit bored, so i calculated the kilojoule count and ended up with:

including quick oats 1870kj/100gram serving
without quickoats 1570kj/100gram serving

So even though it is quite high, and a bit higher when you add milk, you will know that your mix has no preservatives, extra sugars, or anything nasty as you have made it all yourself :)


Kristy Sayer said...

I loveee muesli and yours looks delicious! A super summery breakfast :)

Natalie Leung said...

oh this looks some yummy betty! great work :)


Tina @ bitemeshowme said...

welcome back betty! and i love it how you returned with a healthy recipe! keep it up xx

sugarpuffi said...

long time no blog! that muesli looks mad healthy!

Vivian - vxdollface said...

such a healthy breakfast! teehee the chia seeds look like bugs ^^"

Oh My Kitchen Aid said...

thats a great idea :) would be good to make your own and bring to work. Alot of the muesli you buy contain alot of extra sugar. This looks great!

GourmetGetaways said...

Oh yum!!! This does look so healthy and delicious! I bet it smelled unbelievable when you were making it!

Von said...

Love your photos :) It looks very healthy! When you're bored you could kilojoules? :O haha..... I'll probably be like that in a couple of years (because I'm studying nutrition lol)

Dolly said...

that would be aweosme with some yogurt!!!

Anna @ The Littlest Anchovy said...

Welcome back Betty, I missed you! This looks like a fantastic breakfast to get in to shape for summer! Love coconut.

Hannah said...

Oooh, I love your granola recipe too! Coconut FTW! :D

Hannah said...

Wonderful! I particularly like your combination of nuts and seeds.