Have you taken a walk down the cereal aisle recently? Chances are, you have this week. You usually find different varieties of cereals, granola, oatmeal, and muesli. Muesli isn’t the most popular choice in the US, but it is in Europe. Muesli is different from granola and is a combination of oats, seeds, nuts, grains, fruit (fresh or dried), and even spices. Muesli actually takes up most of the cereal aisle in this store (Globus) in Germany.
A large muesli category is not surprising, since muesli had it’s start in Switzerland. It’s called Birchermüesli complet in German.
Finding a gluten free muesli in Germany or Europe can be challenging. In this whole aisle, only one gluten free muesli was available. It really didn’t look or sound good to me. I know exactly what I like in terms of taste and texture, so I have started making my own.
The theme for Recipe Redux this month is “DIY Kitchen Essentials, favorite kitchen staples that you now make from scratch.” Cereal is a mainstay in our kitchen cupboard. I have started to love muesli, and making my own is so simple and great for meal prepping breakfast throughout the week.
Muesli is great for meal prepping. I put mine if recycled jam jars. Place milk in the jar at bedtime. Top with fresh fruit in the morning, and breakfast is served!
- 4 cups Gluten Free Old Fashioned Oatmeal
- 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1/2 cup walnuts
- 1/2 cup slivered almonds
- 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
- 1/4 cup chia
- 2 1/2 cups dried fruit
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Place coconut flakes on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Toast the coconut flakes for 3-5 minutes or until golden brown.
- Remove from the oven and cool.
- Place oatmeal on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
- Toast for 3-5 minutes in the oven.
- Remove and let cool.
- Combine nuts, seeds, dried fruit, cinnamon, and cooled coconut flakes and oatmeal.
- Mix well.
- Store in sealed container.
- If eating for breakfast, add milk (dairy or non dairy) to muesli and allow to soak overnight for the next day.
- Top with fresh fruit.
3.3 grams saturated fat 49 grams carbohydrate 7.7 grams fiber 9.9 grams protein
What kitchen staples do you now make from scratch? Get inspired from other Redux bloggers below.