Breakfast is by far my favourite meal of the day, and the perfect meal to set me up for a healthy day. This homemade healthy toasted muesli is a great alternative to store bought and packaged cereal, and is actually super simple to make. Making your own healthy toasted muesli is also a good way to cut down grocery costs. Who doesn’t like saving money while being healthy?!
If you don’t like some of the ingredients you can easily swap them for some of your favourites. I know that not everyone is fussed on gogi berries so these can be replaced by sultanas, raisins, cranberries, or any other fruit you prefer. Or, you could go totally fruit free and swap them for chopped walnuts or almonds.
Below are the ingredients I love to use, but here are some more you can add:
- Chopped nuts like Walnuts, almonds, brazil nuts;
- Dried banana chips (no added sugar);
- Chia seeds;
- Spices like clove, nutmeg, ginger;
- Citrus rind;
- Other grains like buckwheat, rice flakes, pressed quinoa flakes (swapping the oats for of these options would make the muesli gluten free)
- 1 cup of organic rolled oats
- 2 tbsp gogi berries
- 2 tbsp coconut flakes
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
- 1 tbsp sunflower seeds
- 1 tbsp coconut oil
- 1 tbsp good quality active manuka honey
- Pre-heat the oven to 180 degrees and line a baking tray with baking paper;
- In an bowl, combine the oats, berries, coconut, cinnamon and seeds;
- Spread evenly across the baking paper;
- In a clean bowl, add the coconut oil and heat gently by placing the bowl over a pot of boiling water (like melting chocolate). Once the coconut oil is melted add the honey and combine;
- Drizzle the coconut and honey over the oat mix, covering as much as you can;
- Place the tray in the oven and toast for approximately 10-20 minutes. Keep a very close eye on the tray as the gogi berries (or any dried fruit) can burn;
- When the muesli starts to appear golden pull the tray out and allow to cool. Once cooled, the honey and coconut oil will form clusters of muesli, which are delicious even as a snack.
My favourite way to eat this healthy toasted muesli is on top of my breakfast smoothies to add a little crunch. You could absolutely use this as a stand-alone breakfast recipe by adding your favourite milk, chopped banana and yogurt, or mix it with your oatmeal to add texture and flavour. SO MANY OPTIONS!
This homemade toasted muesli should be stored in an airtight container (glass is preferable) and will last for a month or two if stored correctly.
I hope that this homemade healthy toasted muesli inspires you to get a little creative, use your favourite ingredients, and enjoy a delicious and HEALTHY breakfast free from additives, preservatives, processed sugars, dairy and salt.
What do you love in your muesli?