Monday, October 15, 2012


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.


  1. Wow, your muesli sounds delicious, glad you are enjoying it, all the ingredients are full of good things to start new life for baby plants, so your body will be working on Premium quality fuel.
    I do like a bit of crunch in mine, so I add almonds,pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds and pine nuts,great thing about making your own is changing ingredients for the whole batch or just add some extras to the bowl whenever you want a change.
    I hope you are enjoying making your new quilt, when you can move your little "helper" out of the way.

  2. what do you put in it? is there a recipe?

  3. You put in whatever you want! Plenty of seeds, nuts and dried fruit.

  4. Muesli is so yummy, Lisa! I also make my own mixture which is much nice than the ones from the supermarket! Every morning, 365 days a year, I cut up fruits in the morning, add some natural yoghurt and the muesli mixture and pour some milk in it! Such a great start into the day and wholesome too! Christa