The famous Hutt Hospital muesli recipe

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Do you want to know a secret? One that patients at Hutt Hospital in the lower North Island have been whispering about? One that has been sort-of-secret for over 30 years?!

Thanks to the power of social media, the secret is out – the much sought after recipe for Hutt Hospital’s delicious muesli breakfast mix is here (and you don’t have to be a patient to give it a try!).

Hutt Hospital muesli


For 10 servings

  • 340g rolled oats
  • 70g coconut
  • 40g branflakes
  • 50g pumpkin seeds
  • 65ml oil
  • 65g brown sugar
  • 100g liquid honey
  • 100g sultanas


Mix the first four ingredients together.
Heat oil, brown sugar and honey in the microwave till sugar dissolves.
Pour over dry ingredients, mix thoroughly and spread in a roasting tray.
Dry out in oven (120-150 degrees) for 30 minutes, stirring occasionally until browned.
Add sultanas and mix through (use any other dried fruit if desired).
Allow to cool.
Store in an airtight container.

Thanks for sharing Hutt Valley District Health Board!

This article was written by Julie Scanlon, Editor for Kidspot NZ.

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  1. Shelz69 02/08/2018 at 7:48 pm

    Thanks for sharing, I can’t wait to give it a try. Sounds delicious and no hidden nasty.

  2. felicity beets 01/08/2018 at 9:55 pm

    Thanks, great recipe – I usually end up making my own as I don’t like sultanas, so can use any dried fruit that I like e.g. apricots or cranberries.

  3. kymmage 01/08/2018 at 4:00 pm

    Wow, that sounds delicious! I am going to have to give that a try. I love muesli. Good for the hospital, a bit of a good news story for them.

  4. Alezandra 31/07/2018 at 10:03 pm

    oooh…I gave birth at Welington Hospital. This would be just the incentive to be living in the Hutt area and potentially have our second one and give birth there. In the meantime, they recipe is just right here for easy making. 😛

  5. Jen_Wiig 30/07/2018 at 6:49 pm

    Awww tummy yummy! I love muesli but do worry about the sugar content in the premade packaged ones at the supermarket so this recipe not only sounds delish but super easy and quick to make… Would make for yummy muesli bars too I reckon… Might use my boys as guinea pigs for those hehe

  6. Mands1980 30/07/2018 at 11:25 am

    Yum this sounds great and such a great healthy recipe for hospitals and anyone else who loves healthy cereals.

  7. Bevik1971 24/07/2018 at 4:09 pm

    Nice! Good to see a hospital getting a good rap for a change!! Sounds really delish too! I would actually like to try this recipe for my daughter, she’s really fussy with breakfast cereals 🙂

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