Cooking

Oven baked Muesli

September 29, 2008

It is not even October and we have started feeling the shivers. Since last week it has been steadily getting cooler, I guess it is because of the cloudy skies with the humidity form the sea or perhaps winter has just decided to pay us an early visit. The air is getting crisper and since we stay very close to the yellow sea and the nearest beach being only 5 minutes ride from my place we would not be doing justice if we did not visit the vast expanse of water and sand at least once a week. I fear our gap may widen more given the temperature dipping every second day.

It is so soothing to talk a walk in the white sandy beaches of Qingdao and see Rohan building his sand castle. His sand bucket is always ready and with a mere mention of the word beach, he is restless.

Last week we hoped to the beach after having a heavy breakfast and although weekend breakfast are always an elaborate affair for me but at times when you don’t feel like being tucked into your kitchen all morning, my oven baked muesli comes to my rescue, I really love the crisp and honey coated cereals baked and not to mention the goodness of oats.

Ever since I have seen this recipe from Ashwini of food-forthought, it has always featured prominent in my kitchen racks and the jar is continuously replenished ritually. We love to carry it when we travel and it helps us a lot. This time I made a small variation to Ashwini’s recipe referring to Superfoodideas. It was the aromatic orange rind and fresh juice that rendered a subtle flavor to baked oats. Enriched with wheat germ, sesame and various dry fruits and nuts, I found it very filling and a very nutrious & healthy breakfast and an ideal way to kick start your day.

Here is the list of ingredients

2 cups rolled oats
1/3 cup honey
1/3 fresh orange juice
1 tablespoon orange rind
½ cup shredded coconut
1/2 cups toasted wheat germ
¼ cup chopped dried apricot
½ cup pumpkin seeds
¼ cup sesame seeds
½ cup raisins/sultanas/ cranberries
¼ cup almonds

Method

Combine oats, coconut, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds, and almonds in a large bowl. Place honey, orange juice and rind in sauce pan over a medium -low heat. Sir and cook for 2 to3 minutes or until the honey has melted.

Remove and toss the honey mixture with oats. Preheat the oven and line a tray with a butter paper. Spread the mixture and bake it for 20 to 25 minutes at 180 ‘c .Remove and cool on tray. Add raisins, apricot and toasted wheat germ. Store in an air container for up to 2 weeks.

Serve it with yogurt and top it with honey or fresh fruits and pour yourself a large cup of steaming coffee to go with it.

Serve it with yogurt and top it with honey or fresh fruits and pour yourself a large cup of steaming coffee to go with it.

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22 Comments

  • Reply DEESHA September 29, 2008 at 10:25 am

    thatz a completely new recipe to me .. i dont really muesli but i force myself to eat them when i go on a diet .. this one sounds like fun ..

  • Reply sowmya September 29, 2008 at 10:25 am

    good healthy one..love the picyure!!

  • Reply Sangeeth September 30, 2008 at 12:22 am

    lovely pics and I luved the bowl :)healthy too!

  • Reply Uma September 30, 2008 at 12:22 am

    We still have the hot weather here in California. You’re so lucky to live so close to a beach. I know how fun it would be.

    The muesli looks so good Shibani! I like all your bowls and display.

  • Reply Divya Vikram September 30, 2008 at 12:22 am

    I made oat bars with a similar recipe..Look colorful and healthy

  • Reply Madhavi September 30, 2008 at 12:22 am

    Oh yes healthy entry, and pics r really great, tempting!!!

  • Reply Shreya September 30, 2008 at 12:22 am

    great healthy dish. Picture is too good.:-)

  • Reply Daziano September 30, 2008 at 12:22 am

    I love making my own muesli! It’s so easy and it tastes so great!!

  • Reply Divya September 30, 2008 at 12:22 am

    You do it every single time… beautiful! Long walks on the beach with a full stomach! Been there

  • Reply Cham September 30, 2008 at 12:22 am

    Great breakfast ,sounds healthy!

  • Reply Usha September 30, 2008 at 12:22 am

    This sounds delicious…love the idea of orange flavored muesli..:)

  • Reply Deborah September 30, 2008 at 12:22 am

    This looks delicious!!

  • Reply Manggy September 30, 2008 at 12:22 am

    Beautiful! I think yogurt and fresh fruit is definitely the best accompaniments to muesli 🙂 (I prefer mangoes myself 🙂

  • Reply Passionate About Baking September 30, 2008 at 1:41 am

    Great great post POE…I love the colours & warmth of this muesli. Will try it soon. How lucky to be five minutes from the beach…wonderful!! Very very nice pictures too. How've you been girl? Do find you idle on Google some days. Will buzz you next time…lov Deeba

  • Reply Pragyan September 30, 2008 at 11:50 am

    Hi Shibani, This is something completely new to me.Had never heard of muesli before. Enjoy the winter…it’s steadily going to sweep us off our Fall too! 🙁 Thank God for Halloween and Christmas..else winter would have been such a drag! 🙂

  • Reply ANJALI J. September 30, 2008 at 11:51 am

    healthy one.. i love every recipe that contains oats..

  • Reply meeso September 30, 2008 at 10:52 pm

    That’s so healthy and colorful! I would love to have some everyday!

  • Reply G.Pavani September 30, 2008 at 10:52 pm

    First time to ur blog,u have a nice blog.muesli are healthy and lovely pics

  • Reply Aparna September 30, 2008 at 10:52 pm

    Nothing at all like home-made granola. I love it and make it often.
    But I don’t eat it with milk. I like the crunch so I snack on it!

  • Reply Pravs September 30, 2008 at 10:52 pm

    This looks healthy and delish ! like the pics.

  • Reply Kevin October 1, 2008 at 7:03 am

    Now that is a nice looking breakfast!

  • Reply n33ma October 1, 2008 at 7:03 am

    Wow thats healthy and looks so good too..you have an amazing blog

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