I usually eat some version of muesli for breakfast, with some fruit and yoghurt. I always check the food labels, and it constantly amazes me the sugar content of these cereals that are strongly marketed as healthy. Most of them contain around 20g of sugar per 100g gram serving, and some of them are up to 30g.

I decided to try making my own, to see if I could get something that still tastes great, but I can control how much sugar there is. I think this version is not too bad, and the best bit is that it works out to be about half the price that you would pay in the supermarket. There is still some sugar with the honey and dried fruit, so feel free to reduce the amounts even more. Give it a go!


Makes: about 700g


·      3 cups rolled oats

·      1 cup desiccated coconut

·      1/3 cup mixed nuts, roughly chopped

·      1/3 cup pepitas or sunflower seeds

·      2 teas cinnamon

·      ½ teas salt

·      1/3 cup vegetable oil (sunflower or canola)

·      1/3 cup honey or maple syrup

·      1 cup mixed dried fruit – currants, sultanas, banana chips, goji berries



1.     Preheat the oven to 180C.

2.     Mix together the oats, coconut, nuts, seeds, cinnamon and salt.

3.     Add the honey and oil, and mix well.

4.     Pour into a large baking tray.

5.     Bake for about 20-25 minutes until golden and toasted (stir a few times while cooking).

6.     Allow to cool and stir in dried fruit.

7.     Store in an airtight container.