Muesli cereal is one of my favorite breakfasts, and it’s quick and easy to make in your own kitchen! This muesli recipe is a healthy and inexpensive alternative to store bought cereals.
I’ve always had a bit of a cereal addiction. I find it to be a great comfort food, no matter what time of day. In fact, I love it so much that I had to stop buying it!
I’ve recently come up with a way to bring cereal back into my life in a healthy way: muesli, which is a homemade cereal based on oats, fruit and nuts. I love how all the ingredients are fresh and not processed. I feel good about eating it.
The recipe is very forgiving and adaptable. I typically use sunflower seeds, but pumpkin seeds would work perfectly (try using both!). You can get additional fiber by adding a tablespoon of flax seed.
My favorite dried fruits to use are cherries and dates, but raisins also work perfectly well. The entire recipe is very customizable; use what you have and use what you love. Almost any nuts will work (though I do recommend toasting them briefly for best flavor and texture).
I added cinnamon to mine, but you could have some fun with the spices as well. Why not try a bit of pumpkin pie spice (recipe at the bottom after my pumpkin dinner rolls)? Or even better, a chai spice blend?
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- 1 1/3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats (use gluten-free rolled oats for a gluten-free meal)
- 1/4 cup chopped nuts of your choice, preferably toasted (I prefer slivered almonds, pecans or cashews)
- 1/4 cup dried fruit of your choice (raisins, dried cherries, dried cranberries, dates, etc)
- 2 tablespoons flax or shelled sunflower seeds
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- In a medium sized bowl, combine the oats, nuts, fruit, seeds, and cinnamon.
- To serve: enjoy it "raw" with milk or yogurt, allow it to soak in liquid overnight for a softer texture, or cook it on the stovetop with milk (or water) for an oatmeal texture.
- Store leftovers in an airtight container at room temperature.
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