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Jars of home-made crunchy muesli for your Christmas gifts

Here’s a nice idea for Christmas presents: small jars of crunchy muesli prepared at home. Our recipe is with chocolate.

What do you need to prepare good crunchy muesli? Cereal flakes, dried, dehydrated or fresh fruits, seeds, coconut chips, pistachios, raisins, Goji berries, hemp seeds and any other ingredient that come to your mind. The recipe we suggest here also includes chocolate but there are countless varieties.

 

muesli ingredients
Muesli can be prepared with many different ingrendients accroding to taste © http://www.kingarthurflour.com

 

Ingredients

250 gr of whole oat flakes (or other cereal flakes)
4 spoonful of honey
4 spoonful of extra virgin olive oil
2 spoonful of whole brown sugar
5 spoonful of chopped almonds
3 spoonful of pumpkin seeds
3 spoonful of sunflower seeds
1 spoonful of powdered cinnamon
1 spoonful of vanilla extract
100 g of minced dark chocolate (or drops of chocolate)
a pinch of salt

 

muesli cinnamon vanilla
Spices like cinnamon and vanilla make your muesli even better © http://dishingouthealth.com

Preparation

Put in a pan the honey and oil and melt over low heat for a few minutes. In the meantime, combine the oat with chopped almonds, sugar, salt, pumpkin and sunflower seeds in a large bowl. Mix gently from the bottom to the top and then add cinnamon and vanilla. Once the honey is ready, pour it in the bowl and stir all the ingredients. Cover a baking pan with greaseproof paper. Cook for fifteen minutes at 160 Celsius degrees, checking from time to time the colour of muesli that shouldn’t be too dark. Take the pan out of the oven, let the muesli cool and scatter chocolate drops on it. The more the mixture cools down the more it becomes crunchy. Put it in small jars, close them and tie them up with ribbons.

 

muesli yogurt milk fruits
Crunchy muesli is excellent with yogurt, milk or fresh fruit salads © http://blog.bobsredmill.com

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