4 Grain Muesli with Apricot and Tonka Bean

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Roasted 4 Grain Muesli with Apricot and Tonka Bean

We love Muesli in this house. We get through several kilos of it every couple of weeks. This particular one, everyone was talking about, so I’m gladly sharing it with you too.

Tonka Bean is for me the new Vanilla. The black bean roughly the size of a Cacao Bean, comes from south and central America. It has a wonderful sweet aroma that reminds me of Bitter Almond. It is as versatile as Vanilla working well with both Fruit and Vegetables, Meat and Fish, and it’s a great Spice for Sauces and Puddings. It’s also very affordable, unlike Vanilla. I’m not sure how easy it is to find in the local supermarkets, but it will be very easy to find online, so do order some and try it out, if you don’t already know it. I’ve used it recently with the roasted Rhubarb and it would work really well in the Panna Cotta.

The grains you use here are flexible, if you can’t get hold of a certain type, just exchange it for another. Quinoa and Amaranth would also work really well.


250 g Oats, I use a mixture of Jumbo and Fine Oats

250 g Millet Flakes

250 g Rice Flakes

250 g Spelt Flakes

135 g Coconut Oil, melted, or a good quality Sunflower Oil

80 g Agave Syrup

2 Tonka Bean

Pinch of Salt

150 g dried Apricots


Preheat the oven to 180 °C.

In a large bowl add all the Grains, the Oil, Agave Syrup, Salt, and finely grate the Tonka Bean. Mix well and divide over several baking trays. Place in the oven and after 6 – 7 minutes take the Muesli out to turn it over, to ensure that the Muesli roasts evenly. After another 6 – 7 Minutes remove the Muesli from the oven. It should be lovely and golden in colour.

Whilst the Muesli is in the oven finely chop the dried Apricots. As soon as the Muesli comes out of the oven, add the Apricots to the Muesli and mix well. Allow the Muesli to cool before storing it in a airtight jar or container.

The Muesli will keep for weeks in a cool dark place. Enjoy with your favourite Milk or Yoghurt, Seasonal Fruit and maybe and extra drizzle of Honey.

Did you make this recipe? I’d love to hear from you if you did in the comments below.

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