Home-Made, Roasted Granola / Muesli

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My husband and I used to buy various breakfast-‘muesli’ options every week: ready made muesli mix, wheat-bix, cornflakes and more…

Even though we were trying to stay on the healthy side of things, we struggled with sinus issues and finding a muesli that was affordable and yummy, yet free of additives, preservatives, sugar and the like.

As we couldn’t get Graeme’s sinus problems (that appeared every single morning after breakfast) under control, I started a little experiment with him, trying to find a home-made muesli option that was nourishing, delicious and hopefully didn’t cause any of his sinus issues.

We didn’t identify any particular allergies or sensitivities (except maybe towards added sugars, vegetable oils, additives and preservatives?!) but the results of the experiment spoke for themselves: a) We got rid of all sinus problems, and b) we came up with one of our now all-time favourite breakfasts, delicious, loved by young and old, easy to make, adaptable, inquired about by colleagues, friends and family, nourishing and filling – my home-made roasted granola.

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Home-Made, Roasted Granola / Muesli

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Yield: About 1,000g muesli

Serving Size: 2-3 Tbsp

Home-Made, Roasted Granola / Muesli

Author: Recipe by Isabel Essen - Healthy Eats (isabelessen.com)


  • 2 cups Organic oats (gluten-free if preferred)
  • 1 cup Coconut flakes
  • 1 cup Dried mulberries
  • 3 Dates (pitted)
  • 1 cup Hemp seeds (shelled)
  • 1 cup Mixed berries (cranberries, gooji berries, blueberries)
  • 1 cup Mixed seeds
  • 1 cup Raw almonds
  • 1 cup Raw cashew nuts
  • 1 cup Raw walnuts
  • 3 Tbsp Coconut oil
  • 3 Tbsp Raw honey
  • Yogurt or milk & fruit of your choice
  • Optional: Chia seeds


  1. First, crush the nuts in a food processor slightly but make sure to leave some nice junky bits.
  2. Then cut the dates in very small pieces and mix together with oats, seeds, nuts, mulberries, hemp seeds and coconut flakes.
  3. Leave the mixed berries out for now as they turn hard when roasted for too long.
  4. Take a deep frying pan and melt the coconut oil and the honey.
  5. Add the muesli mixture to the frying pan and stir well. Keep stirring slowly on low heat for about 10 minutes, adding the berries into the mix in the last minute or two.
  6. Take off the stove when your muesli mix looks nicely roasted and let cool down completely before transferring into a sealed glass jar or container.
  7. Enjoy your home-made muesli with a helping of fruit and yogurt or milk of your choice.
  8. Optional extra: Sprinkle some chia seeds on top for an added Omega 3 boost!


Feel free to adapt this recipe to your liking. You can leave out or replace any of the nuts if there are certain dislikes or allergies in your family and you can choose any combination of oats. I very much like to use a mix of Quinoa or Buckwheat flakes and whole organic oats.

For a dairy-free alternative, why not try some delicious almond milk with your muesli breakfast!

If you use fresh ingredients, your muesli will last for up to a month and longer and you can enjoy some home-made goodness every morning!


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