Happy Friday! It’s finally the weekend and hopefully a dry one too.
So last night we went for the standard grocery shop and I was looking for something new to have for breakfast (felt like I needed to mix it up slightly). I really wanted to have some muesli, however every packet I picked up seemed to be loaded with sugar! Now I wasn’t going to pledge to have a healthy breakfast and have sugar sneak it’s way in. After about the 5th packet I decided I would make my own muesli at home. So here it is, feel free to add more to it if you fancy.
First thing you need is rolled oats- the base of our muesli!
Now to this we add and create magic… I decided to add shredded almonds, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds. I then seasoned it with some cinnamon and salt to give it that beautiful warming feeling, perfect for the morning.
After mixing these dry ingredients together you need to add coconut oil (to help it cook), vanilla essence and agave nectar (for some sweetness, however if you don’t have agave you can use maple syrup too).
Once you’ve mixed all the wet and dry ingredients, pop it into the oven at 200 degrees in a lined tray. After 10 minutes take it out and stir it then put it back into the oven for another 10 minutes. Take it out once the oats are golden and slightly firmer.
Now comes the fun part! Seasoning it with other things you enjoy. I decided to had some chia seeds and raisins as those are two things I love every morning but feel free to substitute this with other dried fruit like apricots or currants (or even chocolate chips!) Once it has cooled down place it into a sealed container and enjoy every morning with a splash or nut milk or yoghurt of your choice.
3 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup almond pieces
1 cup pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup sunflower seeds
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt
2 tbsp coconut oil (melted)
2 tbsp agave nectar
2 tsp vanilla essence
Cook in the over on a tray lined with baking paper for 20 minutes at 200 degrees, making sure you stir it half way through.