Have you looked at the ingredients panel of your favourite brand of muesli lately? They all have one thing in common- they are LOADED with sugars, preservatives, flavourings and other additives. They basically have taken a bunch of healthy and nutritious ingredients and turn them into something processed and unhealthy. The good news is that is it super simple to make your own muesli at home. Making your own muesli also means you can alter it to include your favourite ingredients, make it lower carbohydrate, higher protein and high in essential fatty acids. Best of all this taste great and makes a great weekday breakfast.
Please note- my recipe below contains honey as a sweetner. You could also use stevia, maple syrup, agave syrup or rice malt syrup for health sweetener alternatives. It will also work perfectly well without the honey, so feel free to leave it out!
Use approximately 3 cups of your choice of the following:
- Whole oats
- Puffed amaranth
- Flaked quinoa
- Crushed walnuts
- Flaked almonds
- Sunflower seeds
- ½ cup shredded coconut
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- ½ cup honey
- ½ cup coconut oil
Place all try ingredients into a bowl and mix through. Add the honey and coconut oil and stir through. Place spread evenly on baking paper on a baking tray. Bake at 150 degrees for 20 mins. Store in an airtight container and it will last in the pantry for up to 4 weeks. To serve- serve with almond milk and fresh banana. Serve with natural yoghurt and berries. Sprinkle over coconut yoghurt with passionfruit pulp.
* I often put the honey and coconut oil in a bowl in the oven for 5 mins or so while preparing the dry ingredients to ensure it can be mixed through easily
* For a gluten free option- leave out the oats and use extra quinoa flakes/
* For a low carb option- use more nuts and seeds and less of the oats and quinoa flakes
* For extra essential fatty acids and beneficial fats- stir through some LSA and chia seeds after baking. The heat will destroy some of the fats if these are added into the oven.