This year, I was trying to come up with a new and innovative Easter DIY idea and I’m not going to lie — I was kind of stumped.
I wanted to bring you guys something interesting and fun but at the same time, I wanted a grown-up version of the traditional Easter DIY project.
Then, it hit me.
I’ve been meaning to share my muesli recipe with you guys for a while now…
…so, I decided why not share my usual homemade muesli recipe — with a little twist.
In the spirit of Easter, I thought I’d add a new element to sweeten my everyday breakfast bowl – chocolate coated dried fruit.
These chocolate coated raisins and cranberries are kind of like tiny, little Easter eggs and add a bit of extra indulgence to your normal cereal routine.
The perfect, grown-up treat for you this Easter morning.
Instructions for Easter DIY Muesli
You will need to make the chocolate coated dried fruit beforehand and once the chocolate is set, you can make the muesli component. The ingredients you will need are:
- ½ cup of maple syrup
- ½ cup of honey
- 1 cup of orange juice
- 1 cinnamon stick
- ¼ tsp of vanilla
- ¼ cup of flax seeds
- ¼ cup of pumpkin seeds
- ½ cup of shredded coconut
- 3 cups of wholegrain oats
- ½ cup of raw almonds
- ½ cup of walnuts
- A handful of dried apricots
- A handful of chocolate coated raisins
- A handful of chocolate coated cranberries
CHOCOLATE COATED DRIED FRUIT
- ½ block of dark chocolate
- ¼ cup of sweetened condensed milk
- ¼ tsp of vanilla
- A handful of dried raisins
- A handful of dried cranberries
1. To make your chocolate coated dried fruit, melt chocolate in a double boiler.
2. When it has reached a smooth and glossy consistency, add condensed milk and vanilla.
3. Stir in the raisins and cranberries and then remove using a fork or slotted spoon.
4. Gently tap against a side bowl to remove any excess chocolate and place the dried fruit on a baking tray lined with wax paper.
5. Place in the fridge until the chocolate is set.
6. Preheat the oven to 180 C.
7. Start by heating maple syrup, honey, orange juice, vanilla and cinnamon in a small pot until runny.
8. While you are waiting for the maple syrup and honey to liquefy, blend the flax seeds into a fine powder.
9. Then, coarsely chop the whole almonds and walnuts.
10. In a large bowl toss the oats, coconut, pumpkin seeds, flax seed powder and chopped nuts.
11. Pour the maple syrup, honey and orange juice into the bowl and mix evenly through the dry ingredients.
12. Spread out on a large baking tray.
13. Place into the oven and bake for around 20-30 minutes, tossing every 10 minutes or so until golden.
14. While you are waiting for the muesli to bake, coarsely chop up your apricots.
15. Remove from the oven and allow to cool before adding the apricots and chocolate coated raisins and cranberries.