I’m trying to be kind to myself at the moment. I’m busy, despite my best intentions, and am slowly realising that I really need to learn to take my time over those small, everyday things… instead of rushing around all the time. Old, bad habits die hard.
My sister Claire has made this muesli for years. And I have started making it recently, too. I know that some people sit and drink a cup of tea in the morning and take their time over breakfast, but it has never been something that I’ve been good at. But I am trying!
Caramel Muesli (for want of a better name)
Mix in a big, microwaveable bowl…
3 cups rolled oats
½ cup rolled barley
½ cup pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
½ cup chopped nuts (almonds, cashew nuts and hazelnuts are all good!)
¼ cup sunflower seeds
¼ cup wheatgerm
¼ cup oatbran
In a smaller microwaveable bow, mix…
4 Tablespoons of runny honey
2 Tablespoons of oil
2 Tablespoons of brown sugar
and a little bit of salt, vanilla extract, cinnamon etc etc
Zap the liquid ingredients in the microwave for 1 minute until bubbly. Then pour over the mixed dry ingredients and stir.
Microwave the muesli for 4 minutes. Stir.
Microwave for 1 minute intervals, stirring after each, until the muesli is golden (usually about 7-9 minutes in total).
As it cools it will firm up and go crunchy. When you pour milk on it, it turns the milk to caramel. Mmmmm.
(Did I mention all indredients are negotiable? Try different grains and nuts… I’d be interested to hear your awesome combos!)