Easy Muesli for an Easy Breakfast
If you like oatmeal and granola you will probably like muesli. If you have never heard of muesli, it is sort of like a raw unsweetened granola. I was introduced to muesli when I accidentally purchased it mistaking the box for granola nearly a decade ago when in a new grocery store. Museli is a Swiss breakfast that combines raw rolled oats, nuts, seeds, and dried fruit that is then eating like a cold American breakfast cereal with milk. In recent months, I got tired of prepping overnight oats every night, and muesli was my solution. Creating a big batch of muesli takes only a minute or two for instant breakfast all week, and did I mention making your own cost a fraction of what the store bought boxes cost. The other great thing about muesli is that it has a fraction of the sugar that normally coats granola.
My favorite mix is sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, and walnuts in the mud/seed mix. For dried fruit- dates, dried cranberries, and currents are a nice mix of sweet and tart.
Muesli can be made with whatever is in your cabinets. It can be catered to your personal taste or simply used to clear out the odds and ends you happen to have at the time. The other great thing about muesli is that you can make a single portion or a batch large enough to eat off of for weeks.
Easy Muesli Formula
6 parts Oats
1 part Flax Seed Meal and or Chia Seeds (or a mix)
2 part Mix of Raw or Toasted Nuts and Seeds
1 part Dried Fruit
Optional Additions: Coconut Flakes, Quinoa Flakes, Hemp Hearts, etc.
*By using the ratio, you can make a single serving or a large batch. To making a single serving use 1/8 c (or 2 tbsp) as your measuring tool. If making a large batch use a 1 cup measurement cup or larger.
Combing your ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
Transfer to an airtight storage container.
Serve with your choice of milk and fresh fruit if desired. I like a drizzle of maple syrup for a little sweetness.