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Christmas Muesli

Christmas Muesli

Why not start the day with a festive bowl of muesli to extend that Christmas feeling, great to prep ahead to have on hand for breakfast, or even as an edible gift!
Course Breakfast
Cuisine British
Keyword Breakfast, Christmas, Festive breakfast, Muesli, Oats
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
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Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 20
Calories 261kcal
Author Sasha


  • 500 g muesli base* (5 cups)
  • 2 clementines zest
  • 50 g pecans roughly chopped (½ cup)
  • 50 g pistachios roughly chopped (½ cup)
  • 50 g dried cranberries (½ cup)
  • 50 g dried cherries (⅓ cup)
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla powder

Quick cranberry compote


  • Preheat oven to about 120°C.
  • Spread the muesli base mix out on a large baking sheet. Sprinkle over the clementine zest and use your fingers to distribute it throughout the muesli. Place the tray into the warmed oven for 5 minutes or so, turning halfway through, until the zest has dried out.
    500 g muesli base*, 2 clementines
  • Mix with the remaining ingredients and leave to cool. Store in a large jar or container.
    50 g pecans, 50 g pistachios, 50 g dried cranberries, 50 g dried cherries, 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, ½ teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg, ½ teaspoon vanilla powder

For the cranberry compote

  • Place all ingredients into a small saucepan and place over a medium heat. Simmer until the cranberries have burst and the compote has reduced and thickened a little. This should take around 5-10 minutes.
    100 g fresh cranberries, 50 g light brown sugar, 1 tablespoon maple syrup, pinch of cinnamon, 2 tablespoons clementine juice


*The muesli base mix that I use contains oats, wheat, barley, brown rice and spelt flakes and flaxseed. You could simply use oats as a base or get creative mixing up your own. Health food shops tend to sell the above either by themselves or in a variety of mixes.


Calories: 261kcal | Carbohydrates: 45.8g | Protein: 7.1g | Fat: 3.1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1.6g | Sodium: 1.4mg | Potassium: 722.9mg | Fiber: 6.2g | Sugar: 9.8g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 4.6mg | Calcium: 38.5mg | Iron: 2.1mg