Friday, 2 March 2012

Simple Muesli

Apparently muesli is a common breakfast in Europe and Australia but I actually got addicted to it while visiting Thailand. I had muesli with fruit and yogurt for breakfast for basically a month straight and still can't get enough of it so now I make it at home. Very simple to make too!

Place all ingredients in a large bowl and toss with a spoon or hands.

At this point, if you choose, place mixture in a 9x13 oven safe pan and toast for 15 to 20 minutes at 350F degrees, making sure to toss mixture ever 5 minutes or so to evenly toast and prevent burning.

But I just like to eat mine as is, untoasted. Raw oat flakes are surprisingly good! Store in a convenient container.

Serve on top of fruit and top with yogurt. Mmm breakfast, the reason I get out of bed! 

Simple Muesli
5 cups large flake oats (rolled oats)
3 cups Special K, Rice Krispies or Corn Flakes
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 dried cranberries
2 tbsp Chia seed (optional)
2 tbsp flax seed (optional)
1 tbsp cinnamon

* Feel free to add 1/4 cup of any nuts or seeds such as chopped almonds and pepitas or any other dried fruit*