Muesli: A Breakfast Recipe Super Star


MUESLI PINFinding something for breakfast that is healthy, tasty and that will sustain you until lunch, can be a tricky thing. One of my breakfast’s go- to’s, and something that has it all, is MUESLI.

What is muesli?

Muesli, pronouncedMEWZ-lee” is a cold oatmeal dish based on rolled oats and ingredients like grains, nuts, seeds and fresh or dried fruits. This mix may be combined with one or more liquids like milk, almond milk, other plant milks, yogurt and left for a time to soften the oats before being consumed.

It was developed around 1900 by a Swiss physician Maximilian Bircher-Benner for patients in his hospital, where a diet rich in fresh fruit and vegetables was an essential part of therapy. Muesli was not originally intended as a breakfast food, but as an appetizer similar to bread and butter.

Need something substantial for breakfast?

My system does not do well with the standard breakfast of pancakes and eggs, or even most rain cereals. If I eat those kinds of foods for breakfast, I am hungry and searching for something to at 10:00 am. 

When I eat my muesli, it will be like 1:00 in the afternoon, and I’ll look at the clock and realize that, wow I should probably eat some lunch. (Now that is not typical for me). I am usually snacking and ready for my lunch by 11:00. I love this stuff.

It is very easy to make and tastes GREAT!

muesli ingredientsThis is just the basic ingredients, but feel free to add or delete whatever you please. I don’t really measure things out, just throw things in. 

Muesli Ingredients:

nut and oat mixIn your blender or food processor, add

  • Raw, (if at all possible) Unpasteurized Almonds- 1 cup
  • A couple handfuls of Walnuts- 1 cup
  • About a 1/2 cup of Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
  • A few Soft Medjool dates (with the pits removed) or pre-chopped dates work too. (The soft Medjool dates make it taste almost like caramel apples) I get my dates at Costco.

 

nut mixPulse until the nuts are chopped well, but not too fine.

If you blend too long, it will get soft and become nut butter.

Take the mixture out of your blender and add some of these optional ingredients.

  • Cinnamon to taste ( a couple of teaspoons)
  • Chia Seeds (which are chuck full of nutrition) check out this site for more info
  • Ground Flax Seeds are good and good for you.
  • Dried Unsweetened Coconut
  • Raw Sesame Seeds

I like to make a bunch and put it in a zip bag or container and keep it in the freezer for the rest of the family to eat during the week.

blended appleAdd a Cored Apple to your blender.

Pulse until chopped well.  

food chopperA SIMPLE cheese grater works nicely too, or you can use this handy device that is great for chopping fruits and veggies.

muesli recipeAdd some plain YOGURT, CHOPPED STRAWBERRIES, BLUEBERRIES, CHOPPED BANANA or whatever else your heart desires. 

Top with a little grade B pure maple syrup.

(Grade B has not been stripped of the many beneficial minerals and nutrients)  I prefer the taste of it over the grade A.

LEARN HOW TO EASILY MAKE YOUR OWN GREEK YOGURT HERE.

The nut mix in itself can be a breakfast entree. Pour milk, nut milk, rice, oat milk or soy milk over the top for a non-grain cereal option.

It’s almost like dessert for breakfast. 

Muesli
Prep Time
10 mins
 

An easy to make grain free breakfast. Yummy oats, nut mix, berries and yogurt or nut milk make a hearty meal to start your day.

Course: Breakfast
Keyword: berries, dates, nuts, oats, yogurt
Servings: 4 people
Author: Jan
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Raw (if at all possible) Unpasteurized Almonds
  • 1 cup Walnuts
  • 1/2 cup Old Fashioned Rolled Oats
  • 2 Soft Medjool dates with the pits removed or pre-chopped dates work too.
  • 2 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 TB Chia Seeds
  • 2 TB Ground Flax Seeds
  • 1 cup Dried Unsweetened Coconut
  • Raw Sesame Seeds
  • 2 cups Greek YOGURT
  • 4 TB GRADE B PURE MAPLE SYRUP
  • 1/2 cup chopped banana
  • 2 cups berries of your choice
Instructions
  1. PULSE nuts, oats, and dates UNTIL THE NUTS ARE CHOPPED WELL, BUT NOT TOO FINE. If you blend too long, it will get soft and become nut butter.

  2. TAKE THE MIXTURE OUT OF YOUR BLENDER AND ADD the other ingredients.

  3. Add the apple to the blender and pulse to chop. Or chop with knife, veggie cutter or grater.

  4. ADD SOME PLAIN YOGURT, CHOPPED STRAWBERRIES, BLUEBERRIES, CHOPPED BANANA OR WHATEVER ELSE YOUR HEART DESIRES.

  5. TOP WITH A LITTLE GRADE B PURE MAPLE SYRUP. (GRADE B HAS NOT BEEN STRIPPED OF THE MANY BENEFICIAL MINERALS AND NUTRIENTS) I PREFER THE TASTE OF IT OVER THE GRADE A.
  6. The nut mix in itself can be a breakfast entree. Pour milk, nut milk, rice, oat milk or soy milk over the top for a non-grain cereal option.

 

 

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