pear, kiwi and ginger toasted muesli

Dairy free, Gluten free

 Pear, Kiwi and Ginger Toasted Muesli
 Pear, Kiwi and Ginger Toasted Muesli

photos by Morgan Ione Yeager

"Store bought muesli and granola is generally FULL of sugar, even the healthy stuff. I mean, they have to make it taste good so you buy it, right? Making your own means you can control every ingredient that goes into it, including the amount of sugar so it's a much healthier option. It also takes all of 5 minutes to throw together plus a little oven time so it's super easy to whip up a batch on a Sunday night, ready for the week ahead.

I find the juice as the sweetener is enough for me but play around with it and see what you think. You could also try using apple or orange juice if pear isn't available. Just make sure it's 100% not-from-concentrate and has no nasty additives. The only ingredient you should see on the bottle is the fruit you've chosen!"

INGREDIENTS:

1 pear, skin on, cored and diced

1 kiwi fruit, skin off, diced

2 cups gluten free oats

1/2 cup chia seeds

1/2 cup raw almonds, roughly chopped

1 cup hemp seeds

1 cup shredded coconut

1 + tbsp ginger, grated

1/2 cup coconut oil, melted 

1/4 cup maple syrup + 1/4 cup of pear juice OR just 1/2 cup pear juice

  1. Preheat oven to 350F (175C) and line a baking tray with baking paper
  2. In a large bowl combine oats, pear, kiwi fruit, chia seeds, almonds, hemp seeds and ginger
  3. In a small bowl combine coconut oil and maple syrup and/or pear juice, whisk together.
  4. Pour into dry ingredients and mix well. 
  5. Spread mixture onto baking tray and bake for 30 mins, checking and tossing occasionally to make sure it’s being cooked evenly and is not burning.
  6. Remove from the oven and let cool.
  7. Store in an airtight container and use within a week. (or leave the pear + kiwi out and it will last for much longer)
  8. Serve with milk or yoghurt of your choice and top with fresh fruit. I like to eat this with homemade almond or hemp milk.