When I go out for breakfast, I usually go for the Muesli. It is a light way to start the day and I love the nutty, crunchy texture of it. So why not make it at home?
Here in Australia, buying Muesli from the supermarket tends to be super expensive.
And when you know how easy it is to make, why bother buying it already-made!?
There are so many different items you can add to Muesli, both into the toasted elements and the toppings.
For this recipe, I essentially used a mix of Rolled Oats, Chopped Nuts and Cinnamon Powder.
As you see, I tend to go “traditional” for the Muesli itself but like to switch up the toppings with seasonal items (and what is in the kitchen…).
The beauty of it is that no matter what you decide to add, it will turn out delicious!
Have fun with it: try different ingredients, change the proportions or switch the cinnamon for Cacao Powder or Vanilla Essence; make it your own!
What you will need:
- 2 cups Rolled Oats
- 3/4 cups Desiccated Coconut
- 3/4 cups Almonds, chopped
- 3/4 cups Macadamia Nuts, chopped
- 3/4 Walnuts, chopped
- 1/4 cups Honey
- 1/4 cups Coconut Oil
- 2 tbsp. Cinnamon Powder
- Optional: 3/4 cups Quinoa Flakes
If you do not have Quinoa Flakes, replace them with 3/4 cups of Rolled Oats
- Chop the Almonds, Macadamia Nuts and Walnuts.
They shouldn’t be chopped too finely – you want that crunch!
- In a large bowl, mix the Oats, Nuts, Desiccated Coconut and Quinoa Flakes.
- Pour the Honey and Coconut Oil on the muesli and blend well.
- Add the Cinnamon Powder and mix until all elements are covered evenly
- Line a Baking Tray with baking paper and spread the Muesli over it (it should be covering the whole tray).
Do not put too much on the tray – it needs to form a thin layer to bake evenly.
- Put the tray under the Grill (on High)
Be careful when using the grill and stay close-by: it starts toasting pretty fast and you do not want to burn the Muesli (and your kitchen)!
- After a couple of minutes, the top of the Muesli should start changing colour.
Remove the tray from the grill and mix the Muesli on the tray, then put it back under the grill for another minute.
Repeat that step two or three times, until all the different elements are crunchy and golden.
- You may need to bake the Muesli in a few different batch, depending on the size of the tray.
How to eat it then, I hear you say?
You can simply eat it with milk, like Cereals, but I prefer to eat it with Greek Yogurt (or any unsweetened, natural yogurt).
This time, I topped it with Seasonal Fruits (Nectarines and Kiwi Fruits), homemade Raspberry Jam, Puffed Quinoa and Fresh Mint.
If you do not have Puffed Quinoa, you can simply replace it with Puffed Rice.
I usually do not add any sugar as I like the sourness of the Greek Yogurt, but you can add Honey or Sugar if you prefer it sweet!
What do you like topping your Muesli with?