The Red Folder


What’s the difference between Muesli and Granola? The answer is grainy.

Quite often found jostling for the same supermarket shelf space, what is the difference between these two cereals? The difference between muesli and granola is simple. While both are an assembly of pure grains, fruit, seeds and nuts, muesli is eaten in its raw form and is usually soaked in milk or other liquid. Granola is mixed with oil and a sweetener and baked before we eat it.  It can be eaten with or without any liquid. The other point of difference it that my family will eat granola by the handful while the muesli sits woefully untouched in the cupboard.  No amount of yoghurt, fruit or honey will make my children eat it. Aviary Photo_130968819121782045.pngMy husband does so grudgingly in an attempt to fill his body with the antioxidants and vitamins A and C contained in the fruit. Nuts bring protein and omega-3 oils to the table and we all know grains provide rich carbohydrates, B vitamins, iron and fiber. Unless you are intolerant.  It also stops me nagging him.  The problem I have is that most of what is out there to buy is very expensive and overly sweet, containing more sugar and salt than I would like.  The answer, of course, is to make it yourself.  This prospect has always seemed so drudgingly boring and I have dipped in and out of various recipes all too much time for too little result. Then I had a moment.  I sighed inwardly and tried yet another recipe, the result was spectacular and I quickly wrote it’s secrets down and put into my red folder.  I have adapted it to suit our tastes, you can start here and do the same

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