Bakker’s Muesli Recipe

My Own Personal Muesli Recipe

The advantage of coming to our website is that you will find my own personal favourite recipes, and this would have to be one of them!
Of course you can buy the “boxed” cereals, but making your own gives you total control over the ingredients. You can avoid the peanuts, which are a cheaper “nut” and are not the best as an addition to muesli. This recipe is a fantastic food, plenty of energy and quite tasty. Make up a small amount to start and feel free to modify to suit. When you like the recipe you have, make a large quantity and freeze what you don’t use within two weeks. You could even use this recipe as a base for making your own granola bars.

It keeps very well frozen. Have this muesli with a rice, nut or soy milk, additionally, have with a low fat cow’s milk if you tolerate it. You can have some fresh berries or stewed fruit on top. Try to source high quality ingredients, and organic if possible.


1 ½ cups rolled oats (not quick oats) ¼ cup rye flakes ¼ cup barley flakes ¼ cup wheat flakes ¼ cup raisins (organic) ¼ cup flax seeds ¼ cup sesame seeds ¼ cup sunflower seeds ¼ cup sliced almonds

Optional Additions:

¼ cup wheat germ ¼ cup pumpkin seeds ¼ cup chopped pecans ¼ cup chopped hazelnuts ¼ cup cashew pieces ¼ cup shredded coconut ¼ cup dried pineapple ¼ cup dried apricot (sundried, not sulphured) or whatever dried fruits and nuts you like or have on hand. I like crystalline ginger added.


Mix all dry ingredients selected with a large spoon; store in a sealed container in your breakfast cupboard. You may also put some into the freezer using Ziploc bags, will keep for many months this way. Serve with rice, soy or a nut milk, if you are not “dairy intolerant” you can have with a little green top (low fat) milk.

How To Make a Nut Milk

Soak almonds, (or rice, hazelnut or sunflower kernels) overnight or for about 12 hours. The simplest way is to change the water, blend the soaked seeds in an electric blender and press them through a strainer. You may either drink the liquid immediately or refrigerate. You may cook the residue of the rice and add the residue of the seeds to any breakfast mix (possibly remove almond skins before blending).Try using a Vita-Mix 5200, it is simply the best way to make a nut milk.

Bircher Muesli

Bircher Muesli Is The King Of Muesli

Do you have sudden food cravings? I am sure you do, we all like a nice tasty snack from time to time. Try this one, great for breakfast, or as a snack.
Bircher muesli is named after its creator, Dr. Bircher Benner, who was ousted from the Swiss medical profession in 1900 for his heretical claims that grains, nuts, fruits and vegetables had more nutritional value than did meats. Don’t be silly, go and wash your mouth out, doctor! In formulating the muesli, Benner had in mind his many patients from wealthy families who were suffering the effects of a diet too high in protein.

Although it was not originally intended as a breakfast food, it certainly fills that niche deliciously. Here’s the recipe. It serves 4 very modest eaters. I could eat the whole lot on a big day.


2/3 cup rolled oats (not instant oats) soaked in 1 cup of water overnight. the juice of 1½ lemons. 4 green apples (Granny smith are best). 4 tablespoons each of freshly ground almonds and hazelnuts. 2/3 cup yogurt. From 1 – 3 tablespoons of honey, depending on taste. (try New Zealand’s Manuka honey). fresh seasonal fruits like peaches, apricots, bananas, melons or mango, sliced or chopped, to taste, fresh seasonal berries like raspberries, strawberries or blueberries, to taste.


Place the soaked oats and whatever residual water remains with them in a large bowl along with the lemon juice. Grate the unpeeled apples, and mix them into the oats and lemon to avoid discolouration. Add the nuts, yogurt and honey and combine. Carefully fold in the sliced or chopped fruit. Serve: transfer to serving bowls and decorate with berries.


If you know you have a candida yeast infection then I’d suggest you do NOT have any honey or the stonefruits mentioned above. Stick with the green apple and berries, but skip the honey. The muesli will keep for 24 hours in the refrigerator. The apple might discolor but this should not affect the taste. Dipping the apple in lemon juice will prevent browning. There are countless variations with this recipe, feel free to experiment. Use top quality ingredients for the best results, for example – make sure the nuts are fresh and not stale Use an organic natural (unsweetened) yoghurt. This recipe is awesome using my three favorite berries: raspberries, boysenberries and blueberries. I’m not a big fan of strawberries these days, look at the size of ’em. Most strawberries are commercially raised these days with growth hormones and sprayed aggressively with fungal preparations. Grow your own, or buy blueberries, raspberries and boysenberries.
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