For my first ever post on my new blog I thought that I should begin with a recipe for breakfast (or for anytime of the day if you're like me!). Recently I found a brand called Pertwood Organic Farm which makes delicious mueslis, including one which is dairy- free, nut- free and wheat- free.
Being allergic to nuts and several other things, I was very excited to try their 'Fruit and Seeds'. I loved it so much that I would go through one box quite quickly; as a student this was becoming expensive so I decided to try and make up my own recipe. I ended up with a delicious, healthy muesli with no added sugar which should last for a long time and save me a lot of money!
I buy a 1.5kg bag of porridge oats from Sainsbury's range for £1.60 which lasts me quite a while at a very good price. I will list the price for the rest of the ingredients below which I bought from Holland & Barrett.
My homemade dairy-free, nut-free and wheat- free muesli:
Makes enough for 1 jar or about 780 g
150 grams of oat flakes (£0.16)
150 grams of barley flakes (£0.38)
100 grams of sultanas (£0.60)
50 grams of dried apricots (£0.30)
150 grams of rye flakes (£0.40)
50 grams of sunflower seeds (£0.50)
30 grams of linseeds (£0.24)
50 grams of pumpkin seeds (£0.80)
Optional: half a teaspoon of cinnamon
Measure all of the ingredients and mix well. I also like to use a spirtle, or any wooden spoon would be fine, to break down some of the oats and seeds so that there's a mix of fine and whole flakes.
Serve with cold milk and enjoy!
I like to pour the milk and leave it for a few minutes so that the muesli soaks up some of the milk and becomes thicker.