Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day. If I'm out for brunch, I'm an eggs benedict kinda girl, but at home I usually rely on cereal/muesli/porridge, yoghurt and fruit for a healthy boost of energy to get going in the morning.
And boy, this muesli is a superb start to the day. It's a versatile and simple muesli recipe that can easily be adapted with what you feel like or what you have on hand. You can change up the nuts and seeds, or even add some dried fruit. Live a little, be wild, go crazy!
Crispy Homemade Muesli Recipe
Inspired by Annabel Langbein's low-fat muesli recipe in Great Food for Busy Lives
- 5 cups rolled oats (I like the chunkiness of the homebrand ones)
- 1 cup pumpkin seeds
- 1 cup sliced almonds
- 2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/3 cup honey
- 1 cup fruit juice (I used Just Juice's stevia sweetened apple juice, though I've made with cranberry before and that was delish)
- 1/4 cup flavourless oil (or coconut oil would be fab!)
- And a couple of generous handfuls of banana chips, to mix through at the end!
Preheat oven to 150*C. In a large bowl, mix together the rolled oats, pumpkin seeds, almonds and cinnamon. Mix the apple juice and honey together and heat to dissolve the honey. Add the oil to the juice/honey mixture. Pour the wet mix over the dry ingredients and mix thoroughly. Tip into the largest roasting pan you have and spread out (cleaning up is a breeze if you line the pan with baking paper!). Bake for about an hour, checking every 15 mins or so, until golden. Mix through the banana chips. When cool, store in an airtight container.
I like it best served with my favourite The Collective yoghurt, blueberries and peaches. Yum!
Whats your favourite breakfast?