Up until a few years ago I hadn't really given added sugar much thought. If the packaging was telling me the food was healthy it was in my trolley. I knew the general rules, fat free = tonnes of sugar and sugar free = added chemicals, but that was it.
I became obsessed with finding muesli that had a low sugar content and what I found was that unless it was basically oats and nuts I was outta luck. So I found a basic recipe online and have been playing around with it ever since.
My recipe changes week to week depending on that weeks shopping budget and what my store cupboards look like.
I eat this with loads of yogurt, milk and if I can be bothered (and if it's not raining) I will add borage flowers from the garden and a sprinkling of Chia seeds.
3 cups Wholegrain Oats
1/2 cup Buckwheat
1/4 Ground Almonds
1/4 Sunflower Seeds
1/2 Cup Sliced Dried Pear
Zest of one Orange
1/2 Teaspoon of Nutmeg
1 Tablespoon of fresh grated Ginger
3 Tablespoons Coconut Oil
2 Tablespoons Honey
Pre-heat the oven, 180 degrees. Mix together all of the base ingredients.
In a saucepan warm together the coconut oil and honey. Once melted together pour over the 'base' ingredients and mix until everything is coated.
Pour out onto a flat pan making sure that it's evenly spread. Bake for 10-15mins stirring every 5 minutes and making sure it doesn't burn, as it can catch quickly.
Transfer it to another another pan and leave to cool, it might pay to stir it every now and then. Once cooled store in an airtight container.