In the past few months, my family has been hit with the travel bug with everyone traveling all over the globe. Most recently, my parents traveled throughout South Africa and Zimbabwe and were the first members of our family to step foot on African soil. They instantly fell in love with the vibrant and unique culture, and brought home many gifts and stories from their travels.
While in Zimbabwe, the chef of the resort made a homemade muesli recipe he served every morning. My parents had never eaten muesli and after the first taste, my dad was hooked. He ate it every. single. morning.
Wherever my parents travel, they always end up making friends with the locals. They love to meet people from different countries, with different backgrounds and talk about life, family and food.
While dining, they had a chance to meet Chef Tasara's from their Zimbabwe resort and my dad mentioned his new obsession with his muesli. And with that, Chef Tamara printed off his recipe for my parents.
They cherished the gift not only for the tasty meal they could have at home, but now they could share this special moment with their family.
As a surprise for Mother's Day Brunch, my mom made us this homemade Muesli, and we all loved it. The aroma it has while baking smells incredibly good and its tempting to not sneak a bite while she is preparing it. Even better is the stories they shared while we snacked on this delicious snack!
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as my family did. There is something special knowing the backstory of how someone received a recipe. And this one I hold dear to my heart knowing my adventurous parents had to travel thousands of miles to Zimbabwe to add this homemade muesli to our family's recipe box.
Homemade Muesli Recipe
100g Bran flakes
100g Rice Krispies
100g Corn flakes
50g chopped pecans
50g chopped walnuts
50g raw sunflower seeds
50g raw pumpking seeds
100ml melted butter
100ml maple syrup
Preheat oven to 180 C or 350 F
Mix cereal, nuts, seeds and raisins in large bowl
Pour in melted butter and mix well
Put mixture on large baking tray
Pour syrup and honey over mixture and gently mix
Bake for 15 minutes, or until golden, stirring once to prevent burning
Muesli will get crispy as it cools
Make sure you use large cooking pan so the ingredients all cook evenly. The one I use is Winware's 18 inch x 26 inch pan.
Souvenirs are great, but taking home some food lets you relive those memories you experienced abroad. Or better yet, a recipe that you can cherish and share with loved ones for years to come.