oats. seeds. nuts & dried fruit. this muesli is our take on the classic - the perfect fast breakfast or snack!
muesli is a complete win-win breakfast. it's a snap to prepare (just toss the ingredients into a container) & equally easy to serve - pour on some almond milk (or milk of choice) or yogurt, add some fruit (lots of it, as seen in the pics!) and voila, breakfast is ready!
it is great for busy mornings when you're rushing to get to school or work. just portion it out into to-go containers, assemble in the morning & you're set.
one of the things we love most about muesli is the variations. don't like raisins? add dried cherries. sunflower seeds aren't your thing? add pecans instead. the options are pretty much endless. once you have the basic ratio down, play around & find what combinations you like best. helena adores cinnamon, so her batch is heavy with it. i prefer coconut, so it tends to play a starring role in mine. with muesli, anything goes.
muesli & overnight oats are very, very similar. overnight oats is basically muesli that has been mixed with milk/yogurt and stored in the fridge overnight. the oats absorb the liquid, creating a creamy, cold porridge.
anyway you serve it, this is one healthy, tasty dish!
s & h
RECIPE: basic muesli (makes 4 generous servings)
- 1C quick oats*
- 1 Tbsp chia seeds
- 1 Tbsp hemp seeds
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 2 Tbsp. shredded, unsweetened coconut
- dash salt
- 2 Tbsp sunflower seeds, roasted & salted (pecans or walnuts are great too)
- scant 1/4c sliced almonds
- 1/4 c each raisins & sweetened dried cranberries
- milk of choice (we use almond) or yogurt & fruit to serve
- mix everything together in a container. that's it!
the muesli will soak up a surprising amount of liquid, so we suggest adding a bit more than you think you might need. for every 1/3c serving we typically use 1/2c almond milk & it works out nicely.