Milo is not just for kids, but that's where the recipe is hiding!http://www.forumthermomix.com/index.php?topic=3078.0
(CB79 - thought I'd reprint it here - doesn't take up that much room and it is good - thanks TMXer)Name of Recipe:
Homemade Milo (GF DF)Ingredients:
3 tablespoons linseeds
2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
2 tablespoons pepitas
1/3 cup almonds
1/4 cup brazil nuts
1/4 cup cashews
1/4 cup pecan nuts
1 cup cocoa powder
1 cup rapadurraPreparation:
Start by grinding linseeds and sesame seeds into a fine powder - speed 9 approx 20 seconds.
Place everything except the cocoa powder and rapadurra in the bowl and blend on speed 9 for 5-10 seconds, checking and scraping down until a fine powder. Don't blend too far as you don't want paste.
Add cocoa powder and rapadurra and mix through, about speed 7 for 3 seconds, checking and scraping. I helped mine with the spatula a little. Taste a little as more sugar can be added if necessary.
Use exactly like milo. This recipe filled my 450g Milo tin so it does make a lot. Keep in the fridge for about 2 months.Tips/Hints:
The texture is exactly like milo, with a very fine crunch. It is a much darker brown, and has a deeper chocolate flavour so may need a little more/less than original milo usage.
Could be used to flavour custard, adding great nutritional value as wellNutrition
I combined two recipes and added the cocoa and sugar myself to create Milo. The source of the original two recipes has some useful information as follows.
The ground nut combination offers complete protein, a good dose of antioxidants and many other vitamins and minerals. Great for children who are underweight, have a poor appetite or are fussy about eating protein.
The seed combination is like a food multi-vitamin as they are rich in all of the macronutrients and most of the vitamins and minerals a child needs to grow and blossom.
If you leave out the cocoa and sugar, you have a fantastic "booster" for any recipe as the nut/seed mix is quite flavourless by itself. It does change the texture of some things quite a bit (eg yoghurt) so don't get too heavy handed.
Stir a teaspoon through porridge, homemade dip, mix with ricotta, cottage cheese or jam. Mix through breakfast cereal or yoghurt, add into milkshakes or smoothies. Add to any bread, cake, muffin, scone, pancake etc.
Inspired by "Feeding Fussy Kids" by Julie Maree Wood. Delicious Nutritious Recipes and Clever Ideas to Encourage Picky Eaters. Highly recommend having a look at this book - the nutritional information is great. Julie is a naturopath and nutritionist in Sydney.