Chef Ray: Healthy Homemade Muesli

This is a yummy, healthy, home-made muesli recipe that doesn’t take long at all.

There are in essence three parts to the process:

  1.  The liquid ingredients
  2.  The dry base ingredients
  3.  Combining the liquid and dry base ingredients together

Start by pre-heating the oven to about 150 degrees.

To make the liquid ingredients, blend a banana, about 1/4 cup of apple juice and 1/2 cup of Maple syrup. I often cut down the amount of Maple syrup as it is very dense in kilojoules and it is also expensive. Make sure you use genuine Maple syrup, not what is typically on the supermarket shelves here in NZ which is Maple flavoured syrup (i.e. sugar and flavouring).

In a separate bowl mix together the dry base ingredients: 3-4 cups of wholemeal rolled oats and about a cup of shredded coconut. Then mix in the liquid ingredients.

Place the combined ingredients into a baking dish and toast for 5-10 minutes, stirring regularly until lightly toasted.

Mix in an assortment of nuts (silvered almonds, pine nuts, walnuts, chopped cashews, chopped macadamias etc….) and continue toasting. Don’t forget to stir it every so often to ensure it gets evenly toasted.

Once toasted remove from the oven and let cool prior to adding other dry ingredients (i.e. currants, sultanas, dried goji berries, cranberries etc….).

If you would like further advice feel free to contact Coach Ray.

Coach Ray is the Head Coach & Director of Qwik Kiwi – Endurance Sports Consultant.

Coach Ray specialises in assisting first timers and recreational athletes to achieve their sporting goals. He can be contacted at, and 021 348 729. Make sure you sign up to his monthly informative newsletter.

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