Recipe – Ginger Coconut and Nut Muesli

I love muesli for breakfast. I even reach for it sometimes as a snack if I’m ravenous around mid-afternoon. It can save me from hitting those sugary snacks. I usually pair this muesli with yoghurt and either blueberries or raspberries. Or here I have it with cashew milk and fresh strawberries. The nuts I’ve used here can be changed up; for example, if you love cashew nuts then use more of those and less walnuts. I love the strong coconut taste in this recipe and there’s enough ginger to give it just a subtle flavour.



  • 1 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 250g coconut chips
  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • ½ cup raw walnuts
  • ½ cup raw cashews
  • ½ cup black chia seeds
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 3 tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp rice malt syrup
  • 3 tbsp freshly grated ginger



Put all the ingredients on a lined oven tray and mix together using your hands. Bake at 130°C for 20 minutes (until the coconut goes crunchy). Remove from the oven and leave to cool. Then store the muesli in glass jars, place a ribbon on the top and gift it to someone you love (with a smile). Or keep it and scoff it yourself.



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Recipe from Balance: Food, Health and Happiness by Rachel Grunwell, Beatnik Publishing, RRP $40.00, beatnikshop