How to make my ultimate muesli (perfect Christmas gift)

Searching for the perfect homemade muesli? This is it.

This muesli is the best edible present – the cinnamon and orange zest make all the difference. It’s delicious and I’d it eat everyday if I could.

Ideal for secret Santa, a birthday present, a thank you or just for breakfast… As I’m typing, the smell of cinnamon is filling the house from the muesli!

After MANY requests, here are two versions of the recipe. One recipe for a large jar and a bulk recipe for multiple Christmas gifts. I found the original recipe on Broccoli and Blueberries, but have changed and tweaked it over time. Here’s my version.


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LANA’S FAMOUS MUESLI RECIPE – 1 LARGE JAR (or a few small ones)

Ingredients

  • 400g rolled oats*
  • 100g roughly chopped almonds
  • 100g chopped macadamias
  • 100g chopped hazelnuts
  • 50g pumpkin seeds (also called pepitas)
  • 50g sunflower seeds
  • 1tbsp cinnamon
  • 2tbsp runny honey
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • 1/2 cup chopped apricots
  • 6 chopped dates (optional)

*To make this gluten free, use buckwheat instead

Method

After chopping, mix the ingredients together (besides the dried fruit and coconut chips) in a large bowl. Then, lay a thin layer of muesli over a lined baking tray and pop into the oven at 130°C for about 45-50 minutes – it’ll smell amazing and have a golden, toasty colour. You can leave it as long as you like, but this timing is perfect for me.

After the mixture is cooled, mix in dried fruit and coconut chips.

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LANA’S FAMOUS MUESLI RECIPE – BULK VERSION (many jars or ~4.5kg)

This is slightly different from the above recipe to keep it budget friendly. The nut ratio is different (total of 1.8kg) and I add more oats to bulk it out.

Ingredients

  • 1800g rolled oats* (~2 bags)
  • 900g roughly chopped almonds
  • 600g chopped macadamias
  • 300g chopped hazelnuts
  • 300g pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
  • 300g sunflower seeds
  • 6tbsp cinnamon
  • 10tbsp runny honey
  • Zest of 4 oranges
  • 500g chopped apricots
  • 200g chopped dates
  • 300-400g packets of coconut chips

*To make this gluten free, use buckwheat instead

Method

After chopping, I mix the ingredients together (besides the dried fruit and coconut chips) in a large bowl or two. I then lay a thin layer of muesli on lined baking trays and pop into the oven at 130°C for about 45-50 minutes – it’ll smell amazing and have a golden, toasty colour. You can leave it as long as you like, but this timing is perfect for me.

After the mixture is cooled, mix in dried fruit and coconut chips.

Enjoy it with Greek yoghurt and berries, sprinkled over cereal or as a snack itself. Make it with a friend or for someone you love.


If you make Lana’s Famous Muesli, please share your creations with us on Instagram and tag @whatabouthealth!

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