The beauty of homemade muesli is a wonderful thing.
You control everything that goes into it, you have the opportunity to create your ultimate bespoke bowl of delicious nourishment.
My recipe combines nutrient rich ingredients like oats, nuts, LSA mix, fruits, virgin coconut oil and coconut nectar.
Coconut nectar is a low GI sugar in liquid form. It is sourced from the coconut palm and is sustainable, rich in minerals and delicious, with a rich, almost toffee like colour, fragrance and taste.
Coconut nectar comes in at about 35 on the GI scale. Foods with a lower GI rating help prevent undesirable blood sugar spikes.
It is also a minimally processed sugar, obtained by collecting sap and reducing it by evaporation ~ just like maple syrup.
Coconut oil is loved by many health concious folks. The valuable fatty acids it contains are great for your health and it also makes a super hair and skin conditioner.
Coconut oil is a super healthy, fine and fragrant oil. It is the perfect choice for your homemade muesli.
I start my muesli with these foundation ingredients.
Preheat your oven to around 170C and line a baking tray with baking paper.
6 cups of organic rolled oats
1 cup of Brazil nuts
1 cup of hazelnuts
4 tablespoons of coconut oil
1/2 cup coconut nectar
By hand or using a food processor, chop your nuts. Try and get a mix of very finely chopped, and larger, munchy pieces.
Very gently heat the oil and syrup.
Get yourself a nice, big container for easy mixing.
Combine the oats, nuts and oil/syrup in your container and mix it all together really, really well.
You should plan on roasting your mix in three or four batches so as to achieve even, effective toasting.
Pop the tray into the oven and bake until golden brown. Stir it a couple of times so it bakes evenly.
The mix will remain soft until it cools.
Cool the oat mixture down before adding your chosen additional ingredients.
This is what I added.
Organic, toasted coconut flakes
A snack sized bag of seeds and fruits.
About 1 1/2 cups of high quality, local dried fruit mix. It is a lovely mix of apricot, apple and sultanas.
Approximately 1 1/2 cups of store bought LSA mix ( a finely ground mix of linseed, sunflower seeds and almonds)
Mix everything together well.
Because my daughter likes a muesli flake type cereal, at this point, I took around a third of my muesli and combined it with a box of quality, multi grain flake cereal.
This one is a nice one, it contains pieces of dried Pink Lady apple, along with 5 different cereals, in flake form. If you like this idea, you could also add bran cereal, or gluten free flakes.
I added some more LSA to this mix, plus a couple of spoonfuls of macqui powder for added superfood goodness. Macqui powder, from a purple South American berry, is considered “superfood” a and prized for it’s very high antioxidant properties.
Have fun creating your own wonderful toasted muesli.
It’s your good health breakfast prescription.