Miracle Muesli


I call this my Miracle Muesli because when I made a batch for my diabetic mother to replace her store-bought variety, her (previously high) blood sugar levels dropped to a normal level.

This is probably because her medication kicked in around that time.

But we like to call it the Miracle Muesli anyway! Mum and I have always loved muesli. Warm, cold, with fruit, yoghurt or honey. We’ve even always bought the same brand and flavour, which we thought was healthy. Until we realised how much sugar was in it. I set out to make my own, using mostly organic ingredients, cutting out all the sugar (bar a small amount of organic dried fruit) and emphasising all my favourite seeds.

Muesli is such an individual thing, I believe. This is just my version – there is no limit to the combinations of wholefoods that can be used, and no batch is ever quite the same. When we recently went away for a short holiday, I bought a box of my old muesli to get me through, and it tasted sickly sweet and dusty. Just a bowl of oats with some extras bits.

'Miracle' Muesli

  • Servings: To fill a 3 litre cereal container, which keeps me going for a fortnight
  • Difficulty: Very Easy
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My ‘Miracle’ Muesli – enough to fill a 3 litre cereal container, which keeps me going for a fortnight:

  • 4 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup rice bran cereal (the ‘tubes’)
  • Quinoa puffs – I use 1-2 cups if using the commercially-sold puffs which are quite large, or 1/2 a cup of my own, much smaller homemade puffs
  • 1/2 cup pepitas
  • 1/2 cup coconut (I use desiccated, shredded or flaked would also be fine)
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup flaxseeds
  • 1/4 cup sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup dried apricots, chopped
  • A splattering of ground cinnamon
I love to serve mine with berries, greek yoghurt and cinnamon.

I love to serve my muesli with berries, greek yoghurt and cinnamon.

Just mix it all together!

Other ingredients could include:

  • Different types of dried fruit: sultanas, blueberries, figs, apple pieces
  • Nuts: pistachios, cashews, almonds, walnuts, macadamias
  • Other rolled and puffed grains
  • Cacao nibs

YUM. My mouth is watering just thinking about it. I like to serve mine with dairy milk or almond milk (almond milk if I want it to be a little lighter and more refreshing), with blueberries or raspberries, and unsweetened greek yoghurt.

4 Comments

  1. Gary Lum says:

    Looks and sounds wonderful. Diabetes is such a devastating disease. I’ve seen so many patients do badly because they can’t control their diet.

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