cold, enriched porridge

The trouble with buying packaged muesli is that it generally contains salt and sugar, often in larger quantities than you might choose for yourself. Making your own muesli is quick and easy, and you can change the ingredients and alter the proportions to suit yourself.

After a few experiments, I've settled on this recipe:


(4 cups)


  1. Mix all ingredients together.
  2. Serve (about 5 heaped dessert spoons seems about the right amount) with milk, cream, yoghurt, or whatever you like on breakfast cereal. I've heard that fruit juice is an alternative, but I haven't tried it.


Use your own choice of dried fruits. I like to cut 4 or 5 pieces of dried apricot into slivers, making up the balance with sultanas or raisins. I generally use unsalted peanuts, but I'm sure most nuts would be fine (how about almonds?). One word of warning: if you use quick-cooking oats instead of rolled oats, the result is decidedly mushy.


Difficulty: easy.
Time: 5 minutes.
Precision: No need to measure.


Stephen Withers 
University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria, Australia 
Recipe last modified: 22 Oct 86

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