Recipe Monday has been neglected! Last week it didn't happen because I was in Melbourne and then yesterday I spent the day at Mum and Dad's house with Carli and her family visiting so it is a bit late this week...
This is a hearty, very filling, yummy muesli recipe that my good friend from Sydney, Kelly Peihopa gave me a few years ago. It is really good and very healthy.
Home Made Muesli
4c rolled oats
½c sunflower seeds
¾c chopped almonds
1c wheat germ
¾c pitted dates
½c hot water
1 large very ripe banana
1T maple syrup
Assorted dried fruit
Mix rolled oats, sunflower seeds, coconut, almonds and wheat germ well in a large bowl.
Soak dates in hot water for about 10 minutes.
Puree soaked dates (and water), banana, vanilla and maple syrup until it becomes a smooth consistency.
Mix pureed mixture through the dry ingredients.
Spread evenly onto 2 baking trays.Bake 130°C for 1½ hours or until toasted through, stirring often (it will take awhile).
Stir through mixed dried fruit when muesli has cooled.
Store in the fridge in a Tupperware container.