A lot of people buy ready made low-carb mueslis that boast a variety of flavours and that look healthy at face value. However, usually the ingredients in these mueslis include refined sugars and high levels of simple carbohydrates. Of course, some of these products are genuinely healthy (make sure to read the ingredients) and are great for a quick, healthy breakfast (blog post on which ones are genuinely healthy to come soon). However, muesli is so easy to make and it’s usually a lot more cost effective to make at home. It’s also more reliably healthy; after all, you know exactly what goes into your muesli when you make it yourself.
My basic muesli recipe covers the foundation of what you need – feel free to add whatever nuts, seeds, dried fruit, spices etc you like! Get creative!
Cooking time 30 minutes, makes big batch
- 1 cup rolled oats (can be replaced with buckwheat or millet)
- 1/4 cup mixed seeds (pumpkins seeds, sunflower seeds, linseeds)
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1/4 cup any nuts (I like almonds or cashew nuts)
- 1/4 cup desiccated coconut/shredded coconut flakes
- 1/4 cup goji berries
- 1/4 cup raisins/sultanas/dates
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- 1-2 tsp vanilla essence
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- OPTIONAL: 1-2 tbsp honey/agave/maple syrup OR 1-2 tsp stevia
- Pre-heat the open to 180 degrees.
- Line your baking tray with the coconut oil or a baking sheet.
- Add all your ingredients, except any dried fruit, to the baking sheet spreading them evenly across the tray.
- Place the tray in the oven and bake for 30 minutes.
- Check to see if brown enough, if not move the ingredients around with a wooden spoon and leave for an additional 10-15 minutes.
- Take the ingredients out of the oven and allow it to cool.
- Once cool, add dried fruits.
- Enjoy your homemade muesli with some almond milk or coconut milk!
This will make a good amount of muesli, depending on how much you like to each for breakfast. I recommend doubling the ingredients and making your muesli on a Sunday to have it ready to go for the week. Note: you can have this muesli raw! Rolled oats are low, complex carbohydrates which are great for slow releasing, sustained energy whether cooked or raw.
Watch the blog for my specialty muesli recipes such as the carb-free muesli, my cranberry macadamia crunch and chai spiced granola…