Seven-cup muesli

Prep: 10 mins No cook


Serves 10
Mary's muesli will set you up for a busy day, it counts as one of your 5-a-day and is high in iron and packed with fibre

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal393
  • fat16g
  • saturates2g
  • carbs51g
  • sugars15g
  • fibre8g
  • protein14g
  • salt0.11g
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  • 3 cups oats
  • 1 cup mixed nuts including macadamia if possible
  • ½ cup sesame seeds
  • ½ cup sunflower seeds
  • ½ cup raisins
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup dried ready-to-eat apricots, chopped



    A relative of the peach, nectarine, plum and cherry, apricots are fragrant, with a soft, velvety…

To serve

  • soya or semi-skimmed milk
  • chopped fresh seasonal fruit, such as pears, banana, pineapple, papya, passion fruit and grapes


  1. Tip the oats into a large airtight container and add the nuts, seeds, raisins and cranberries. Stir in the apricots.

  2. To serve, spoon a portion into a bowl, pour over the milk and top with chopped fresh fruit.

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Comments (19)

greatgreyhounds's picture

I love this recipe and have made it so many times - I call it the 9 cup muesli as I add 1 cup of dried bananas and 1 cup of chopped up dried apple rings. I usually make a double batch at a time. Loving it at the moment with fresh strawberries, fresh banana and oat milk.

pmburden's picture

This is such a yummy, quick, and great breakfast to have. My mum loved it and so will you!

pmburden's picture

A cup is 250 millilitres :-)

diane-marie's picture

A cup is a cup as opposed to a mug?? They are pretty average in size and as you would be using the same cup for all the ingredients so it doesn't really matter as long as you use the same cup :O)

willow_tree's picture

To reiterate manslayer's request, could we have the British measurements please?!

evil_angelwings's picture

1 cup is approximately 240 ml, so maybe you could measure it out using a jug?

kerednai's picture

I thought I would make up a batch of this to have as cereal in the mornings so I tried to do multiply the receipe by 4.. The only nut mix I could fix was quite salty so not sure how that is going to go.. I also put in roasted sunflower seeds.. Am I supposed to toast the seasame seeds? They don't seem to taste of much raw so putting them in the oven.. I also got a very small packet so wondering if I got the right thing?

manslayer's picture

how much is a cup please... ? measurements i mean?

jezzabell13's picture

I love muesli, used to make it as a teenager, now going back to eat that delicious and healthy breakfast :)

mrsnoonoo's picture

Really liked this. Better than shop bought.

stokesley's picture

This has the "seven" star rating in our house to match the ingredients and has become our breakfast staple sprinkled over cereal. The first time I made it I was able to use up all the half packets of leftover nuts and dried fruit lurking in my cupboard. I substitute pumpkin seeds for the sesame seeds.

debdog123123's picture

I made this for my husband and children and they loved it. I also added 3 cups of Rice Krispies, some extra dried fruit and a cup of dessicated coconut. Delicious, and good to know exactly what you are eating.

almmason's picture

I have been using the 'Food and Drink' programme recipe since pre 1990, which includes Wheat Flakes , but I will now give this
one a try. With the original recipe I omit the Brazil and Hazelnuts and the Figs but add Cranberries and a chopped ready to eat Apricot and Prune.

food4family2friends's picture

Have not made it yet as just clicked onto the recipe this morning before going to work.but thought it would be rather nice with chopped walnuts and grated apple.also for a special treat with a little milk and fresh cream mixed together and poured over the night before and left in the fridge.naughty but nice

cancerhelp's picture

Brilliant, I have printed this for my husband; now he can not say he doesn't like what ever is IN the muesli, as he will make it himself!
Paulina (Brussles)

pyewacket's picture

Healthy, easy, and delicious. I like to mix my muesli with plain non-fat yoghurt the night before, and leave it to "soak" overnight in the fridge, then add some fresh fruit in the morning: makes a lovely (and fast) spring/summer work day morning breakfast.

mrswoffington's picture

Loved this recipe; it is rather expensive to buy all the ingredients, but it's worth it - very healthy and nice topped with any fresh fruit you've got to hand

timothywj's picture

I also added dried melon and dates to this recipe and lots of dried bananas - which are cheap!!

Questions (1)

36baxter's picture

We do not live in USA or Australia. In United Kingdom Imperial Measurements are used. Could you please change your measurements please.

Tips (2)

Dave McG's picture

I like this recipe, but buying all the ingredients separately can be pretty expensive. Plus it's hard to find dried fruits that aren't all candied etc. Here's an awesome muesli that has all the good stuff in it... Worth a look, especially if you're looking for a gluten free muesli too. :-)

mammoth's picture

Try lightly toasting the oats, nuts and seeds under the grill before adding the dried fruit for an enhanced flavour and crunchier texture. If you do this, place in a baking tray/ grill pan and stir as needed. Aim for a golden brown colour. I find that lowering the grill pan to a shelf or two below its usual setting prevents burning. Alternatively, you can place the baking tray in an oven warmed to 200'C and removing the tray every 30 seconds or so to stir.