Seven-cup muesli

Seven-cup muesli

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(16 ratings)

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
    Two piles of oats



    Oats are processed by rolling (steamed and pressed) or steel-cutting (cut into pieces). There is…

  • 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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24th Feb, 2018
To all those questioning the size of a cup. A cup measurement is not a cup from your cupboard. You can buy a set of measuring cups (1 cup, 1/2 cup etc) and they are fantastic as you don't have to use weighing scales. I have moved to Canada and most recipes here use cup measurements. Until then I was confused as cups come in all sorts of different sizes. You can probably find them on Amazon, Ebay etc.
30th Apr, 2017
This is a staple in my house. As soon as a batch is running low, I make another. For extra flavour I dry toast the oats and nuts in the oven. 10 -12 minutes for oats and around 7 minutes for nuts. Delicious. I'm not too rigid about which seeds and dried fruit I use. Pumpkin seeds are a good addition. Don't worry about UK measurement for a cup. It's all about proportion. You could use a mug or a bowl or a bucket so long as you stick - more or less - to the 3 oats: 1 nuts : 1 seeds : 1 apricots : 1 other dried fruit combination.
10th Jul, 2016
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.
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13th Jun, 2015
This is such a yummy, quick, and great breakfast to have. My mum loved it and so will you!
pmburden's picture
4th Jun, 2015
A cup is 250 millilitres :-)
27th Aug, 2012
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)
29th Mar, 2012
To reiterate manslayer's request, could we have the British measurements please?!
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9th Jul, 2013
1 cup is approximately 240 ml, so maybe you could measure it out using a jug?
31st Jan, 2012
I love finding alternatives to boxed breakfast cereal. I've just written a post all about the horrific process our cereals go through!! Crazy. Have a read!
19th Jul, 2011
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?


10th Jan, 2014
We do not live in USA or Australia. In United Kingdom Imperial Measurements are used. Could you please change your measurements please.
Dave McG
9th May, 2016
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. :-)
12th Aug, 2015
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.
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