Affordable, tasty recipes for breakfast, lunch and snacks – good for the whole family.

Homemade muesli

Makes 1,2 kg (24 portions)

Ready in 1 hour

Making your own muesli is really not difficult and much more affordable than buying ready-made muesli. You can also control how much sugar, salt and oil is added.


1 kg (1 box) uncooked oats

½ cup (125 ml) raw almonds, chopped (optional)

½ cup (125 ml) sunflower seeds (optional)

5 tbsp (75 ml) sunflower oil

¼ cup (60 ml) honey or sugar

2 tsp (10 ml) vanilla essence


  1. Preheat oven to 180 °C and line a baking tray with baking paper.
  2. Place oats, nuts and seeds in a large mixing bowl. Place oil and honey or sugar in a separate bowl and melt in the microwave or a small saucepan over low heat for a few minutes Stir in the vanilla.
  3. Mix oil mixture well into oats mixture.
  4. Spread oats in a single layer on the baking paper. Roast for 10 minutes. Stir through and roast for another 8-10 minutes or until golden brown and crispy.
  5. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely. Store in an airtight container for up to 4 weeks.
  6. Serve ½ cup (125 ml) muesli per person with ¼ cup (60 ml) plain low-fat yoghurt and ½ cup (125 ml) of any fresh fruit. Add a pinch of cinnamon for more flavour.


  1. Use seasonal fruit: Try peaches, mangoes, grapes and berries in summer and pawpaw, banana, grapefruit, kiwi or naartjies in winter. Remember that ½ cup (125 ml) fruit is 1 portion.
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