Homemade Muesli a Healthy Breakfast Recipe

by Pamela

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While you may not be familiar with Muesli (pronounced Muse – Lee), it’s been a popular and healthy breakfast item in Europe for well over 100 years.  Oh, maybe you’ve seen boxes of something called Mueslix on the shelves of your local grocery store.  While you might think that it’s the same thing as muesli (hey, they just added an x at the end of the word) this box of cereal, put out by a mega giant cereal company, has more in common with Frosted Flakes than muesli.

Craig and I fell in love with Muesli in, of all places, Las Vegas years ago. (What could be more important, when in Vegas, than eating a proper breakfast?)  A bowl of grains and nuts taking a bath in a splash of warm milk, grated apples, fresh strawberries and blueberries, all topped off with a drizzle of honey was enough to give me a food orgasm.  While we pined away for more of this healthy and energizing breakfast, over time we just let the thought of muesli disappear since we couldn’t find it anywhere.

When we began our semi round the world traveling, at the beginning of this year, an old friend came back into our lives – muesli.  Of course this time it wasn’t served in such an elegant manner (we were eating it in airport lounges in various cities), but it was just as good.  Each country had its own muesli recipe but they all contained a mixture of nuts, grains and dried fruits all in a serve yourself container.  You could then top it with the dairy of your choice: milk, cream or yogurt and some fresh fruit and honey.

The great thing about homemade muesli is that it has so many good qualities beyond the amazing flavors.  Because there is a  mixture of nuts, grains and dried fruit it’s a healthy breakfast that will keep you full and energized until lunch.  Homemade muesli allows you the freedom to make your own combination of ingredients.  You can even change up the mixture to match the seasons.  Muesli is much easier to make than granola too – there’s no coating and baking involved.  Just measure out the ingredients and keep them in an airtight container.

Relationship Advice

Looking for some cheap entertainment, I surfed over to Craigslist to check out the ‘tortured’ souls who take to the internet in attempts to hook up with strangers.  I don’t have any advice to offer these seemingly desperate guys.  The only thing I can say is:

You are never going to get the girl this way….

jeep girl at coffee bean – m4w (beverly hills)

this morning you were waiting for your drink when I came in. We briefly looked at each other, enough though for me to want to bite and taste you….
you were wearing heels, a skirt and a shirt that I wanted to tear apart…
you left in a jeep…

hisssssssssssssssssssssssssssss – m4w (echo)

who was that girl with the fake snake at echo last night? i have a real one at home…I wonder if you’re as dirty in real life as you were in my dream last night. I don’t think I’ll ever get to find out though.

CJ – Had a dream about you last night (Brooklyn)

I wonder if you’re as dirty in real life as you were in my dream last night. I don’t think I’ll ever get to find out though.

SEXY REDHEAD UNION SQUARE – m4w (Union Square)

YOU-BEAUTIFUL REDHEAD AT UNION SQUARE AT AROUND 5:30.WEARING PRETTY DRESS, HEELS AND A TORTOISE SHELL NECKLACE.YOUR TOE NAILS AND FINGER NAILS WERE PAINTED A SHADE OF PINK..YOU MET YOUR FREIND AND TALKED ABOUT WHERE TO GO FOR A DRINK AND FOOD.ME BLOND HAIR BLUE EYES MAROON PANTS SITTING TWO STEPS RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOU…I WAS GOING TO ASK IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO SHARE A SPONTANEOUS KISS BUT YOUR FREIND TOOK YOU AWAY…I ADORED AND WORSHIPED YOUR BEAUTY FROM BENETH YOU.CAN I BUY YOU DINNER,TEA,A DRINK?.YOUR SUCH A GODDESS. .THERE IS ABSOLUTELY NO WAY YOU WILL EVER LEAVE MY MIND…

Makes 4 Quarts

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 Cups Hot Cereal Mix (oat based)
  • 3/4 Cups Sliced Raw Almonds
  • 1/2 Cup Flax Seeds
  • 1/2 Cup Raw Pepitas (could also use raw sunflower seeds)
  • 1/2 Cup Chia Seeds
  • 1 Cup Raw Pecans
  • 1 Cup Unsweetened Flaked Coconut
  • 1/2 Cup Chopped Dates
  • 1/2 Cup Dried Unsweetened Cranberries
  • 1/2 Cup Dried Apricots (chopped)
  • 1 1/2 Cups Puffed Millet
  • 4 Cups Whole Grain Cereal Flakes

Directions

Pour each ingredient into a 4 quart container.

Seal the lid.

Mix to combine.

Serving Suggestions:

Warm Weather: serve muesli topped with fat free plain yogurt, a drizzle of honey and fresh seasonal fruit.

Cold Weather: serve muesli with warm milk, a shredded apple and a drizzle of honey.

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11 comments

Losing Pregnancy Weight With Fat Burning Foods September 2, 2010 at 2:57 pm

The ingredients in this are perfect for a great breakfast! The nuts are excellent for protein while the oatmeal and millet are perfect as a healthy whole grains. The fruit would be excellent for adding a sweet taste without having to use refined sugars. Honestly I’ve never heard of pepitas though.

I’ve actually heard of Mueslix but for some reason I’ve never paid attention to it or how good muesli can be for you.

Betty @ scrambled hen fruit August 17, 2010 at 8:55 pm

What a great breakfast! I love it with yogurt and fruit- thanks!

marla {family fresh cooking} August 17, 2010 at 3:56 pm

Love the ingredients in your museli! The fun thing about making it yourself is how you can choose the ratios of ingredients and exactly what you want in it. Thank goodness I am not looking for love on craigslist. xo

sippitysup August 17, 2010 at 3:18 pm

I wanna meet that redhead! GREG

Pamela August 17, 2010 at 3:35 pm

Then I suggest you don’t wear maroon pants. ;)

lisaiscooking August 17, 2010 at 1:51 pm

I love it when I ‘discover’ a food in an unlikely place. One of our great cappuccino memories is from a quick meal at a little Italian place in a strip mall in Houston. I also like that muesli is easier to make that granola. Sounds delicious.

Pamela August 17, 2010 at 2:14 pm

Yeah, we’ve had quite a few weird one’s like that. We love it too when we find something amazing in a truly bizarre place. This is soooo much easier than granola. You just throw it all together and you can mix and match ingredients. You gotta love flexible recipes ;)

Brian @ A Thought For Food August 17, 2010 at 1:48 pm

MAROON PANTS? Dealbreaker :-)

Pamela August 17, 2010 at 2:12 pm

No doubt the reason why she didn’t give him a second look.

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