Muesli: A Breakfast Recipe Super Star

muesli breakfast bowl

Finding 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 ingredients

This 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 in blender muesli

In 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.
muesli nut mix

Pulse 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.

muesli blender apples

Add a Cored Apple to your blender.

Pulse until chopped well.  

muesli chopped or grated apple
muesli veggi chopper

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

muesli breakfast bowl

Add 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: A Breakfast Recipe Super Star

muesli breakfast bowl

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.

  • Prep Time10 min
  • Total Time10 min
  • Serving Size4 Servings
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Ingredients

    • 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.
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INSTUCTIONS

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

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

6

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.

7

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

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Hard Boiled Eggs in the INSTANT POT

I am so EGGScited to share with you another way to use the Instant Pot. Making up a batch of hard boiled eggs just got easier using the Instant Pot. Not that it is real tough to boil an egg, and you will only save around 3 minutes, there ARE some great benefits by using this 7 in 1 pressure cooker to cook eggs.

1-   You can cook a lot more eggs in less time

2-  No babysitting required. Once you begin the process you can go do other things.

3-  There is no green or grey ring around the yolk. Usually caused by overcooking.

4-  They are easy to peel.

 

All you need is

  • Instant Pot If you don’t have one, I hope you seriously think about it. This baby is great for a lot more things than eggs, trust me!
  • Eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • steam basket or rack

This is what you do

Place steamer basket or interior rack in the pot. Gently place the desired amount of eggs in. You can get up to 16 large eggs in the pot.

Add 1 cup water

Choose [manual]

Reduce time to 7-8 minutes

This time will give you a soft firm yolk. If you want them cooked more, simply add 1 minute. If you want them more runny, reduce by 1 minute. It’s all up to your liking. After the first batch, you will have a good idea of what you like.

When the buzzer goes off, let it sit for 2 minutes.

What I love about the Instant Pot, is that you can tell how long it has been sitting after the buzzer goes off. In this case, wait for it to say L2:00. Then manually release whatever pressure is left by pressing the pressure valve away from you.

 

Place the eggs in a bowl of very cold water.

Let them sit in there for 5 minutes. You can either eat them right away or store in the fridge for up to one week.

If you are storing your eggs, I do recommend peeling them before you store them. This will make them much easier to peel.

Place the cooked eggs in a zip bag with a paper towel in the refrigerator and you have a protein packed nugget at your fingertips.

Boiled eggs are great for

  • breakfast
  • added to a salad
  • eaten plain for a healthy snack
  • tossed in stir fried rice
  • sliced on bread for yummy sandwich
  • chopped,added to tuna and a little mayo for an egg salad

However you eat your eggs, I hope you enjoy making a batch of hard boiled eggs up in the Instant Pot.

Feel free to share some of your great hard boiled egg ideas with the rest of us.

Enjoy your day!

jan3

Hard Boiled Eggs in the INSTANT POT

Making hard boiled eggs in the Instant Pot is a snap. 
  • Prep Time2 min
  • Cook Time8 min
  • Total Time10 min
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INGREDIENTS

    • raw eggs
    • 1 cup water
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INSTUCTIONS

1

Place steamer basket or interior rack in the pot. Gently place the desired amount of eggs in. You can get up to 16 large eggs in the pot.

 

 
2

Add 1 cup water

3

Choose the (MANUAL) button and adjust time down to 7-8 minutes.

This time will give you a soft firm yolk. If you want them cooked more, simply add 1 minute. If you want them more runny, reduce by 1 minute. It’s all up to your liking. After the first batch, you will have a good idea of what you like.

4

Place the eggs in a bowl of very cold water.

Let them sit in there for 5 minutes. You can either eat them right away or store in the fridge for up to one week.

If you are storing your eggs, I do recommend peeling them before you store them. This will make them much easier to peel.

Place the cooked eggs in a zip bag with a paper towel in the refrigerator and you have a protein packed nugget at your fingertips.

Boiled eggs are great for

  • breakfast
  • added to a salad
  • eaten plain for a healthy snack
  • tossed in stir fried rice
  • sliced on bread for yummy sandwich
  • chopped,added to tuna and a little mayo for an egg salad
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