May 20, 2017

Homemade Cinnamon Berry Muesli

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day. I love a good cup of coffee with a little bit of orange juice on the side. Breakfast food is my favorite. Pancakes, scrambled eggs with veggies and salsa, cereal, oats...all of it. I love!

For the past month I've changed my eating quite a bit. I went vegetarian to be exact. Mainly for health reasons. As of right now I don't know if I will ever go vegan. I would love to try it out at one point. For now, this works for me. Also I love eggs. I have completely cut out all meat and dairy from my diet otherwise. On the rare occasion I will have a little cheese but for the most part-no dairy. My love for coconut milk and yogurt is strong.

Oats have always been a quick way for us to do breakfast in the mornings. M loves plain oats with brown sugar and almond milk. After experimenting a bit I decided to make our own muesli. It can get so expensive in stores...why not make your own?! The pairing possibilities are endless. And you can make as much as you want! Best of all it's healthy, tastes amazing and just knowing YOU made it-makes it so much more gratifying.


Muesli : raw rolled oats + dried fruit + grains + seeds or nuts + sweeteners. Typically eaten with your choice of milk [we prefer the Califia Farms Toasted Coconut Milk], yogurt and fresh fruit.


I use 4 cups of raw rolled oats. You can purchase these in bulk at Whole Foods, Sprouts, natural food store or super market. For this batch I used the Bob's Red Mill rolled oats.


You will want to mix your dry ingredients first. I used chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, chopped almonds,  mix of dried cranberries, blueberries, cherries and golden raisins, coconut flakes and cinnamon.


In a separate bowl gather your wet ingredients. I used maple syrup [forgot to picture], melted coconut oil and vanilla flavoring.

Mix the wet ingredients in with the dry ingredients. Coat and mix evenly. After you have mixed your ingredients together, bake for 20-30 minutes or until the oats have a nice golden hue.



Ta-da! You now have a yummy nutritious breakfast to last 1-2 weeks. Both the hubs and I eat this every morning during the week. Typically lasts us 1 1/2 weeks.



I like my muesli with extra coconut shavings, fresh fruit and coconut milk. Let me know if you try this and how you liked it! ENJOY!!


XO


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Cinnamon Berry Muesli
Quick + easy muesli recipe. Keeps you full for hours!
Ingredients
  • 4 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup almonds, chopped
  • 1 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1 cup coconut flakes
  • 1 cup dried berries
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla flavour
Instructions
1. Preheat oven to 350F. 2. Coat large baking pan with coconut oil, spray or aluminum foil. Set aside. 3. In a large mixing bowl, combine all DRY ingredients. Set aside. 4. In a small mixing bowl, combine WET ingredients.5. Combine wet ingredients with dry ingredients. Make sure your ingredients are mixed throughly together and none gather at the bottom of the mixing bowl. Watch for those chia seeds!6. Spread mixed ingredients on baking pan and bake until golden.7. Let cool and store in an air tight container.
Details
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 8-10 cups

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