Do you ever get into one of those moods where you just want something new for breakfast? I feel like this has been a common problem for me lately. Most mornings I either have oatmeal or some type of simple smoothie bowl for breakfast, because both of those options are quick, easy, relatively healthy and give me lots of energy, so they’re ideal first meals before a busy day at work. Recently, though, I’ve been having a serious hankering for something outside my usual routine. Since I like to try to keep things extra healthy during the week, I figured these cravings were the perfect opportunity to try my hand at making a homemade muesli recipe!
Muesli is pretty straightforward – just a bunch of healthy whole grains thrown together with some nuts, seeds and fruits. It is essentially the same as granola, only it’s typically unsweetened, so it doesn’t contain oil or any added sugar. I love eating my muesli the traditional way (soaked), but I know that some people don’t really enjoy the chewy texture, so I’ve included directions for toasting this recipe in case you want to add a little more crunchiness and flavour.
Oats are the staple base for any muesli recipe, but I’ve also added buckwheat groats because they’re relatively high in fiber and protein, and provide a really nice crunch. For flavour, I’ve added goji berries, pumpkin seeds and sesame seeds to my recipe, but realistically you can re-create this with any dried fruit and nut combination. I love the idea of combining dried apricots and almond slices, dried cranberries and chopped pecans, or even coconut shreds and cacao nibs.
This recipe comes together in under 20 minutes and requires less than 10 ingredients. Plus, it’s super healthy. With no added sugar or oil, it makes for the perfect way to start your day.
- 1½ cups rolled oats (gluten free for GF eaters)
- ½ cup raw buckwheat groats
- ½ cup raw pumpkin seeds
- ⅓ cup goji berries or other dried fruit
- 2 tbsp sesame seeds
- 1 tsp ground cinnamon
- ½ tsp vanilla powder
- 2 tbsp flax seeds (optional)
- Nut milk (I used almond milk)
- OPTIONAL FOR SERVING
- Fruit (I love banana, berries or chopped apple)
- Maple syrup or coconut sugar
- FOR SOAKED MUESLI:
- Combine oats, buckwheat, pumpkin seeds, dried fruit, sesame seeds, cinnamon and vanilla in a bowl and mix well
- Cover with dairy-free milk of choice and allow to soak for 30 minutes at room temperature, or covered in the refrigerator overnight.
- Top with fresh fruit and/or sweetener and enjoy!
- FOR TOASTED MUESLI:
- Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
- Arrange oats, buckwheat, pumpkin seeds and sesame seeds on baking sheet and spread into an even layer.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until lightly toasted and golden brown, stirring once.
- Remove from oven and let cool slightly.
- Add to a large mixing bowl and stir in flax seeds, goji berries/dried fruit and spices.
- Separate into bowls and top with fresh fruit, sweetener and dairy-free milk or yogurt.
If you give this recipe a try, let me know, leave a comment below and rate it, too! I look forward to hearing what you think.