Simple Muesli

DSC_0062My friend Taylor always told me that making granola wasn’t hard, but she’s the owner of a successful and critically acclaimed custom cake-shop and bakery in Paris, so I always assumed that we weren’t on the same level.

I promise that this recipe is simple. Far more simple, than most recipes that claim to be…I was very surprised how quickly I was done the first time I made it. It’s also a recipe that will leave you with very few dishes and in small Parisian kitchens, that is a always a blessing!

Additionally, once completely cooled, this muesli can be kept in an air-tight container for up to 3 weeks. Once you make it for the first time, you’ll wonder why you waited so long to try it. Serve over yoghurt and a sliced banana or mix with bran flakes and milk for an easy week-day breakfast. You can also easily make this a to-go breakfast with some handy food containers; just remember to separate the dry ingredients, as the moisture from the yoghurt or milk will take away all the crunch!

What you’ll need:

  • 4 cups rolled oats*
  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup shredded coconut (preferably unsweetened)
  • 1/4 cup unsalted shelled sunflower seeds
  • 1/3 cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup dried fruit (raisins, cranberries)

How to:

  1. Heat oven to 180°C (French thermostat 6). Cover a rimmed baking sheet with enough parchment paper so that it hangs off the edges slightly.
  2. In a large bowl, toss the oats, almonds, coconut, and sunflower seeds with the maple syrup, oil, and salt.
  3. Spread the mixture evenly on the parchment paper.
  4. Bake until golden and crisp, about 25 to 30 minutes. Mix it around carefully twice during the baking time to ensure even browning.
  5. Add the dried fruit and toss to combine. Let cool.


*Oats are becoming more and more readily available in France. I even recently spotted them at Auchan in an own-brand pack.

Recipe adapted from Real Simple.

Do you have any muesli/granola add-ins you love?
I would love to hear about them!


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