For years I bought granola to mix with my cereal (my favorite is definitely Chappaqua Original - so extremely crunchy), but when it got up to five dollars for a twelve ounce bag, I thought it was time to make my own. I looked at several recipes to get an idea of how it's made, and was amazed at the amounts of oil and honey which go into it. So I made some a couple of times and it was good, but all those calories were bothering me.
Then Margaret came along and saved the day for me. I was complaining to her in an email and she mentioned muesli. Well, of course I'd heard of it - and thought of it as something strange and unappealing-sounding. But basically, muesli is just granola without the honey, the oil or the crunchiness. It's not quite as nice, but you can make it in a flash and it suits me just fine. I put a big handful on top of my chex with some almond milk and that's my breakfast most days, along with a bit of fruit and some tea.
This batch has blueberry-infused cranberries, pistachios, sunflower and sesame seeds, and candied ginger in it. After the initial expense of buying all the fruits, seeds and nuts, if you look for things on sale, it isn't that costly.
Now I'm quite used to muesli and have no intention of going back. Bless you, Margaret.