Easy Muesli Recipe Made Your Way is exactly that. You customize this healthy and delicious muesli cereal to exactly the way YOU like it. No recipe needed, just nutritious ingredients. Make a huge batch and have quick and easy breakfasts for days.
I don’t know about you, but when I can experiment with a recipe with no worries of failure (like you cannot screw it up ever), that is FUN times in the kitchen. This muesli recipe really isn’t a recipe at all. Read on and you will see why. The best part is, this muesli recipe will ALWAYS be delicious, no matter how you make it.
A long time ago, when I was a little girl, I had an older cousin that loved to cook. When I would spend time there, she would often be in the kitchen making all kinds of different and delicious recipes.
During one of my visits, I noticed some Alpen cereal on the counter. At that time I had never heard of or seen this before. Being the curious person I am, I asked if I could try some. I was curious as to what this strange so-called Swiss cereal was all about.
I was intrigued by the ingredients and found the taste and texture something I loved from the first mouthful. Since I was young and did not do the grocery shopping, I made sure to take the box home to mom. I wanted this on the grocery list ASAP.
WHAT IS MUESLI?
Since that time I have bought more than a few boxes of Alpen over the years. Now that I am all grown up (LOL) and prefer to make things rather than buy them, homemade muesli is what is on my counter.
Have your ever tried muesli? Known as Swiss muesli, Bircher muesli, Swiss oatmeal or just muesli cereal. However you call it, muesli is just a mixture of nutritious, healthy, natural ingredients. Grains, nuts, seeds and dried fruit make up the bulk of the recipe. Muesli usually contains less sugar than other cereals, lots of fibre, antioxidants and even contain superfoods too.
NO MUESLI RECIPE NEEDED
Who needs a recipe? No rocket science here, just dump some ingredients into a bowl, mix and store in a container. Using a basic ratio of 4 parts grain, 1 part nuts/seeds and 1 part dried fruit, you will have a batch of the best homemade muesli in a matter of minutes.
This can be made with all kinds of grains (oats, barley, spelt, kamut flakes), easily adapting to make a gluten-free muesli blend.
All types of nuts and seeds work well. You can toast the nuts if you wish, or use them raw. This muesli is made your way, so have fun experimenting and see what you like best.
Dried fruit adds the sweet element, so if you are looking to cut down on sugar just adjust the amount you add. Raisins, cranberries, blueberries, apricots, cherries, dates and figs. You can even add some superfoods to the mix. Hemp and chia seeds work great, as well as raw coconut, toasted wheat germ, flax seeds and goji berries. Really ANYTHING works, you CANNOT screw this up.
I used oats, barley, spelt and kamut flakes. Sliced almonds, dates and toasted wheat germ rounded out my ingredients. I find this mixture sweet enough and the flavour from the wheat germ is quite intense. If you like it a bit sweeter, you can always add a touch of maple syrup to your bowl.
MUESLI vs GRANOLA
Some may wonder what the difference is between muesli and granola? They tend to share many (if not all) the same ingredients. Have you ever tried homemade granola? Well, once you make it you will never buy it again. During the holidays my Festive Crunchy Granola was a huge hit.
Granola is baked with added sweetener and oil. Muesli is not baked (although some prefer to roast the nuts and seeds). I have a healthy granola recipe that could sub as a healthy muesli recipe as well.
Now as for the right way to eat muesli, you choose. My hubby loves to put some in a bowl, add some milk and soak it overnight. In the morning just add some fresh berries and breakfast is ready.
Some people will cook their muesli the same way you would cook oatmeal. Yes, you can eat it hot as well. I often find myself just pouring some in a bowl, adding milk and digging in (no soaking necessary). It works well as a topper on Mocha Coffee Yogurt too.
So if you have never tried or heard of muesli before, you sure have now. Next time you are grocery shopping grab some fun ingredients and mix up a batch. This Easy Muesli Recipe Made Your Way just might be your new favourite cereal.
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Easy Muesli Recipe Made Your Way
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- 1 cup barley flakes
- 1 cup spelt flakes
- 1 cup kamut flakes
- 1/2 cup toasted wheat germ
- 1/2 cup sliced almonds
- 1 cup chopped dates
To Make Muesli:
- Measure all ingredients and place them in a large bowl.
- Using your hands, combine well.
- Place in an air tight container until ready to use.
- Place 1/2 cup muesli in a bowl. Add desired amount of milk (dairy or non dairy).
- You can eat right away, or allow to soak (covered in the fridge) overnight.
- Top with fresh berries (optional).