Father’s Day Recipes: Peanut Blush Muesli

Amongst the items in my Dad’s birthday parcel last year was a jar of homemade muesli. Muesli is really easy to make at home (and often cheaper than buying from the supermarket), and you can customize it to suit your personal taste.


  • 400 grams of rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup dessicated coconut
  • 1/3 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup wheatgerm (optional)
  • few drops of vanilla essence
  • 1/4 cup Barker’s Crushed NZ Apricot Blush Fruit Syrup
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter 1/4 cup trim milk/water
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 200 grams sultanas


1. Mix the rolled oats, coconut, sunflower seeds and wheatgerm in a large bowl.
2. Whisk Barker’s Apricot Blush, peanut butter, milk/water, brown sugar and vanilla essence together
3. Mix through the rolled oats.
4. Spread the mixture onto a large baking dish and bake at 170 degrees C for 20-30 minutes.
5. Stir from time to time and check to ensure the mixture doen’t burn.
6. Leave the mixture to cool
7. Add the sultanas.
8. Place in a lidded jar and store in the pantry.
Tips and tricks:

  • Muesli can burn pretty easily, so keep a close eye on it – especially toward the end of cooking. It should be slightly golden when it’s done.
  • The longer you bake it the crisper it will be.
  • Serve with milk, yoghurt and/or fresh fruit. I also enjoy it with warm milk in winter:)
  • Chopped apricots and/or chocolate chips could also be added.

This recipe is from our friends at Barkers of Geraldine, New Zealand. See more at: www.barkers.co.nz 

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