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Cinnamon-Raisin Toasted Muesli

Made with a hint of cinnamon and a handful of raisins, this deliciously crunchy toasted muesli is a perfectly sweet and simple way to start (or finish) your day!

Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Yield: Makes 5 Cups


This simple toasted muesli recipe is naturally sweetened with dates and raisins. You can serve this on it's own with a non-dairy milk of choice, or sprinkle on top of a bowl of fresh fruit to add a little crunch.

When cooking, it's important to make sure the muesli does not burn around the edges. Keep an eye on the oven, and remove the tray twice during baking to mix if necessary. If you have a small oven, or are using smaller trays, toast the muesli in 2 batches instead of one, to ensure that it cooks evenly.

We have used raisins in this recipe, but you can use just about any kind of dried fruit you like. Dried cranberries or blueberries, chopped dried apples, dates, figs or apricots are all great! 

To make this recipe gluten-free, you will need to use certified gluten-free oats (like these ones) which are available at most health food stores.


  • 220g pitted dates
  • 5 cups rolled oats
  • 4 tbsp. ground flax seed
  • 1/3 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 1/2 cup raisins


  1. Preheat oven to 170°C / 320°F. Line an extra large baking tray, or two small baking trays, with baking paper.
  2. Place the dates in a heat-proof bowl, and cover with boiling water. Set aside for 15-20 minutes to soften.
  3. While the dates soften, combine the oats, flax, sunflower seeds, and cinnamon in a large mixing bowl. Stir to combine.
  4. Place 1/3 of a cup of the liquid from the soaked dates in a blender. Drain the remaining liquid, then add the dates and the applesauce to the blender as well. Blend until completely smooth. Pour the date mixture over the oats, and stir really well to combine. Make sure there are no dry oats left at the bottom of the bowl!
  5. Spread the muesli mix out over the baking tray(s) in an even layer. Bake for 15 minutes, then remove the tray from the oven and toss muesli with a spatula to redistribute the ingredients. Return to the oven and bake for a further 15 minutes, or until the muesli in the centre of the tray is golden-brown.
  6. Remove tray(s) from oven and stir through the raisins. Set the muesli aside to cool for 1 hour. (Don't worry if it doesn't seem totally crunchy when you take it out of the over- it will crisp up as it cools down.)
  7. Transfer toasted muesli to an airtight jar or plastic container, and store at room temperature for up to 5 days. Serve with a plant-based milk or yogurt, and fresh fruit.