DIY Muesli Recipe

The combination of quinoa, kamut, seeds and nuts in this nutritious breakfast recipe offers a great source of protein.




  • 200g barley, quinoa, kamut, rye or spelt flakes, or a mixture
  • 150g oat flakes or quickcook oats
  • 2 tbsps wheat bran
  • 3 tbsps flaxseeds, linseeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, sesame seeds or chia seeds
  • 125g mixed dried fruits, e.g. chopped apricots or dates, sultanas, raisins, apple or coconut shavings, goji berries
  • 100g mixed nuts, e.g. Brazil nuts, walnuts, cashews, almonds, pecans
  • Optional extras: chocolate chunks, dried banana pieces


* Preheat the oven to 180°C/160°C fan/gas mark 4.

* Mix the grain flakes and bran (if using) together and spread out thinly (6-8mm thick) over a baking tray - you might need two. Bake for 6-8 minutes or until the grains feel lightly toasted (rather than browned) when you turn them over with a spoon.

* Once cool, transfer to a large bowl, add the remaining ingredients and stir together. Keep in an airtight container.

Recipe taken from Amazing Grains by Ghillie James. Published by Kyle Books, priced £25. Photography: Jonathan Gregson

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