Tropical treat

Tropical treat

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(3 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins - 20 mins Cook: 15 mins


Serves 8
Kick start your day with a fruit and nut muesli treat

Nutrition and extra info

  • Easily doubled

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal396
  • fat19g
  • saturates6g
  • carbs50g
  • sugars7g
  • fibre6g
  • protein10g
  • salt0.16g


  • 250g jumbo oats
    Two piles of oats



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

  • 50g desiccated coconut
  • 25g dark muscovado sugar
  • 50g pumpkin seeds
  • 100g mixture of chopped Brazil nuts and whole raw cashews
  • 250g packet ready-to-eat tropical fruit
  • yogurt, fresh blueberries, sliced banana and honey to serve (optional)



    Yogurt is made by adding a number of types of harmless bacteria to milk, causing it to ferment.…


  1. Preheat the oven to 200C/Gas 6/fan oven 180C. Put oats, coconut, sugar and pumpkin seeds on a large baking tray with sides, ideally nonstick. Mix in sugar and break up lumps with fingers, then add nuts.

  2. Bake for 15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes, until sugar starts to melt and nuts are lightly toasted. Tip into a big bowl and leave to cool.

  3. Snip bite-sized pieces of tropical fruits into the mixture. Serve with chilled milk, yogurt and fruit

  4. Store for up to 2 months, airtight.

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julieshields's picture
14th Mar, 2016
I am rating this again, almost 6 years on from my last rating. I make this muesli all the time and vary it with different nuts and dried fruit etc. I often give as gifts when I go to friends houses. I put it in a nice glass jar (usually Ikea) and tie with ribbon. Makes a nice change from flowers or cookies. One of my friends said it was the best muesli she'd tried. You can't beat home made grub :-)
julieshields's picture
23rd Jul, 2010
This was delicious and I am making it again today. It is a great way to use up seeds, dried fruit and nuts near the end of their shelf-life, as you can substitute for the ones in the recipe. I added a little more sugar too (40g instead of 25g). So much nicer than shop bought varieties.
27th Dec, 2007
So simple to do and keep so there is no excuse for not having a healthy, nutritious breakfast. Also lovely with thick yoghurt as a dessert!!
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