Monday, June 1, 2020

Home Made Muesli

I like, no, I love Muesli.  I would fork over the money for the good one, cringing as I did so, but then the store I bought it at stopped carrying it. sigh.
And a good Muesli is not anything like Granola.
Not even close.
It doesn't have added sugar or fats, just the goodness of rolled oats, with some brands also adding wheat flakes or rye flakes. And of course seeds and nuts.
I was making some muffins for a blogging event recently, and a lightbulb lit up.  The recipe I was playing with resembled a muffin I used to make for myself as a grab and go breakfast before work.  Well, the next thing I knew I was playing with my food again.

Home Made Muesli
And here it is.   My version of Muesli, and best of all, it didn't cost me more than a few extra calories today, cause I had to taste test it.
How can I tell you how good it is, if I don't at least try it.

Home Made Muesli

I'm excited, I can now make and enjoy Muesli, when I want it, and not fork over way too much money for a very simple recipe.

Honestly, I'm going to give you just a few suggestions. I kinda winged it on this, and I think you should as well.

Here's what I put together.

I measured out about 2 cups of old fashioned rolled oats and drizzled 2 tablespoons of Agave Syrup over it. 
I toasted it in the oven for about 5 minutes at 375 degrees, turned the oven off and walked away for awhile. 
When I came back (I had to water the garden, and that took me a few minutes.)  I added a good handful of dried cranberries, a handful of chopped, roasted almonds, a handful of raw pumpkin seeds, and mixed it all up.

Then I put some in a bowl, added a little milk, and a touch more agave syrup and had second breakfast. 

The rest of the mix, is sitting in a jar, ready for future breakfasts.  
Home Made Muesli

The second best part of this recipe, is that it isn't a true recipe.  You can add whatever fruits and nuts you want along with whatever cereal you like. 
It's not sweet, but it is a nutrition powerhouse. 

2 cups Old Fashioned Rolled Oats - can also use any combo of cereals here
1/2 cup Dried Cranberries
1/2 cup Chopped Almonds
1/2 cup Pumpkin Seeds
1/4 cup Flax Seeds
2 tablespoons Agave Syrup

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Spread the oats evenly over a cookie sheet.  Sprinkle with the Agave Syrup.  Place in oven for 5 minutes, turn the oven off and leave to cool.   Place the toasted oats into a bowl, and add the remaining ingredients.   Mix together and place into a sealed container.  This will keep for a few weeks.  I used a glass jar to keep it in.  Measure out 1/2 cup per serving and top with your favorite milk.  It also goes well as a topping on yoghurt.   
You can use any combo of cereal or nuts or fruit in here.  Just make it to your taste.   
Sidsel Munkholm - Author
Sidsel Munkholm - Author

Sid loves to cook, feed people and have fun in the kitchen. She shares her successes and the involuntary offerings she sometimes gives the kitchen goddess as well. And she's still looking for the mythical fairy to help her clean the kitchen after a marathon cooking session. Currently working on a cookbook showcasing the recipes from her Danish heritage.

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