I love weekend breakfasts, where there is no rush and I can casually cook whole drinking a hot coffee or freshly squeezed orange juice. However, during the week, breakfast is always a rush and often a piece of toast is the quickest and easiest thing to make.
I try mix up my morning breakfasts, so its not just toast every day and last week I was craving homemade, healthy and delicious muesli. It is so easy to make and its the perfect healthy get-up and go breakfast. I like to eat my muesli with sliced mango or banana and yoghurt.
This muesli recipe is an great base recipe and you can get creative with the ingredients and add whatever you feel will suit your taste buds. Coconut, wheat germ, a variety of nuts and seeds. There are limitless options! My muesli looks a bit dark because I left it in the oven a little too long (OOPS!), it should be a golden brown colour.
- 1.5 cups oats
- 1/2 cup mixed seeds (I used brown linseeds, sesame seeds, sunflower seeds and pumpkin seeds)
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1/4 almonds, roughly chopped (or any other nut)
- 2.5 Tbsp coconut oil
- 1 Tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 Tsp ground ginger
- 1.5 Tbsp honey
- 1/2 cup mixed dried fruit (I used a mix of dried cranberries and goji berries)
- Preheat the oven to 180 C
- Add the oats, mixed seeds, chia seed and almonds into a oven proof dish and mix
- In a pan on medium heat, melt the coconut oil and add the cinnamon, ginger and honey
- Slowly heat together until the honey is melted and the spices are well mixed
- Pour over the oat mix and mix well
- Put in the oven for 20-30 minutes until golden. Remember to mix half way through
- Done and take out the oven and cool
- Add the mixed dried fruit