A daunting task...
but we've not found a cereal we're in love with.
The closest we've come is Brookfarm, muesli
but at $25 a pop, its a lot to pay for 'quite good'.
So, we decided to make our own and after some research
the boy's family recipe and few from around the web...
turns out its really easy.
preheat oven to 150C (300F)
1/2 cup of walnut oil
(pick your oil, recipes I saw said Olive, and Canola)
1/2 cup of maple syrup
1/4 cup of brown sugar
(should have been honey, but we were out)
few shakes of cinnamon
if I'd had any, cardamon a few shakes again
1/2 tsp of salt
3 cups of oats preferably a mix (barley, rye, wheat)
1 -2 cups of nuts: (your fav here) I used:
whole almonds chunked w/ a knife
cashew nuts, again chunked w/ a knife
0-1 cups of fruit: (your fav here) I used:
dried apricots - chopped up
to be healthy you could add:
your favorite hippy digestive aid
Mix all the dry ingredients under "Crunchy"
and split into 2 bowls
Heat the first 5 ingredients "Sauce" in a sauce pan
melt sugars (honey) and then whisk till smooth
pour into a measuring jug ready to pour over dry ingredients
use 1/2 the sauce on one of the bowls of crunch ingredients
pour over and mix thoroughly so everything is coated
do the same with the second bowl
transfer everything to a large oven tray and spread out evenly
bake for 20-30 minutes giving it a little stir 2 or 3 times along the way
take out the oven, and sprinkle on the fruit
and any heat sensitive healthy additions
leave on the side to cool
try not to nibble too much, before you put in an airtight container.