applesauce granola. Finally I had a chance to try it (though I can't help but call it muesli as I have done all my life). I meddled with the recipe and found it wasn't such a great idea to leave out the brown sugar. Fortunately I also had a decadent muesli slice recipe to try that could do with some virtuous muesli.
lazy weekend morning. I don't make muesli often enough. If I made it more, I would understand how much sweetness I need to make it palatable, I would go through more of the nuts and seeds that hang around in the pantry, but I suspect that Sylvia would not thank me for using up the berry mix that she loves so much. This applesauce muesli had a lovely toasted texture so I may try it again with a tad more sweetener.
Previously on Green Gourmet Giraffe:
This time last year: Autumn Apple Cake
This time two years ago: PPN Mee Goreng
This time three years ago: Tupperware, Arran and Tomato Soup
This time four years ago: My Daring Darling Dosa
Choc chip muesli slice
Adapted from taste.com.au
Makes about 57 small squares
580g (4 cups) toasted muesli (see below recipe)
1 x 395ml can sweetened condensed milk
230g (1generous cup or 1 pkt) dark choc bits
40g (1/2 cup) dessicated coconut
35g (1/2 cup) Allbran cereal
Mix all ingredients in a large bowl until well combined. Tip into a greased and lined lamington tin (9 x 13 inch). Bake at 180 C for about 30 minutes or until starting to turn golden brown on top. Mine were still a bit sticky in the middle, and looked a little undercooked on the bottom but I prefer this rather than too crisp around the edges. Cool in tray and then cut into squares (or bars if you wish) on a large chopping board. Keeps at least a week in an airtight container.
Adapted from Fake Ginger
3 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup nuts (I used pecans, walnuts, almonds)
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup sesame seeds
2 tbsp linseeds (flax seeds)
1 tbsp chia seeds
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup unsweetened applesauce
1 tbsp honey (or other sweetener)
1 tbsp malt syrup (or other sweetener)
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1 cup dried fruit (I used dried berries, apricots and apples)
Mix all ingredients (except dried fruit) in a large roasting tin. Bake at 160 C (300 F) for about45-50 minutes, stirring every 10 minutes until golden brown. Stir in dried fruit. Cool in the tin and store in an airtight container.
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