Saturday, 9 June 2012

Muesli Pie

I've written before about the "Eating for Sustained Energy" series. This recipe came out of the book for kids. So, it's a low GI supposedly kid friendly breakfast meal.

The only problem is, it really wasn't that great.

Here's the recipe:

Combine 500ml oats, 500ml digestive bran, 125ml sugar, a pinch of salt, 10ml baking powder, 125ml sultanas or dried fruit, 30g chopped walnuts or pecan nuts. In another bowl, beat 2 eggs, and add 4 small grated apples, 500ml fat-free flavoured yoghurt and 5ml vanilla essence.

Add them together, mixing well to make sure that they're all mixed together, and there are no dry patches.

Spoon into a greased cake tin, and bake for 40 mins at 180C, until "firm and golden brown".

Remove from pan and cut into 16 equal sized wedges.

Now, I don't know if I did something wrong, or didn't bake it long enough or what, but I was expecting something like muesli bars. You know, crunchy and tasty. It was more like.... cooked breakfast cereal. Kind of stodgy and, once cold, really not very inspiring.

Frankly, I think I'd have done better just eating it as muesli with yoghurt.

These books are normally great, so I have to wonder if I did something wrong. Maybe I put too much yoghurt in? Maybe the oven didn't cook hot enough? (Our oven can be a bit temperamental at times.)

Either way, this recipe turned out sort of meh all round.

1 comment:

Sikander7 said...

Yes, it felt virtuous to eat but not tasty.