The first time I heard of muesli was a few years ago when I saw it popping up on the shelves at the grocery store. I didn't understand it because it said it contained oats, but you were supposed to serve it like cereal.... I just stuck to regular oats and granola. Little did I know that this is one of the most delicious and versatile breakfasts ever AND it's easy!
Muesli is everywhere in Europe. When I studied abroad in London, it was in every grocery store and on the menu everywhere that served breakfast. I had it for the first time at Raw Press, and it was delicious! It's essentially the equivalent of overnight oats. Muesli is usually based around oats, but also contains nuts, seeds, and dried fruits. It can be served like cereal with milk poured over it or like overnight oats that have been soaked. You can eat it at room temperature, cold out of the fridge, or even warmed on the stove.
When I saw Loni Jane's recipe for SUPERFOOD Burcha, I had to try it. It's loaded with seeds that have been soaked overnight (so they're easier to digest). I made a few small changes, and I've been eating this Super Seed (oat free) Muesli almost every day for the past couple weeks! It's easy, satiating, and delicious. Try adding different fresh or frozen fruits, or different flavored nut milks (check out this post on Nut Milk Four Ways)! Feel free to also add oats; I try to limit my consumption of oats because I'm sensitive to most grains.
- 1/2 cup ground flax seeds
- 1/2 cup coconut chips
- 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
- 1/2 cup pepitas
- 1/2 cup hemp seeds
- 1/2 cup chia seeds
- 1/2 cup cacao nibs
- 1/2 cup buckwheat
- 1/2 cup sesame seeds
- 1/2 cup dried mulberries
- Mix all ingredients together in a big bowl or storage jar. Store in the fridge.
- When making one serving, mix 2/3 cup seed mixture with 2/3 cup liquid (nut milk, coconut water, water, etc.). Add whatever spices and fruits suit your fancy! I love it with blackberries, cinnamon, and maca.