Muesli originated in Switzerland in the beginning of the 20th century. It was created by Dr. Bircher-Benner as a breakfast designed to ensure that his patients had a healthy start to the day.
Since then there have been many variations made to the original muesli recipe with other ingredients added. It is similar to granola but it is generally made without sweetener and oil, and not baked. The milk that is added softens and absorbs into the oats and the dried and fresh fruit provide the sweetness. Both muesli and granola are healthy and delicious ways to start the day!
As the weather gets warmer, muesli is a great transition to make from hot oatmeal (my “go to” breakfast on cold days). It can be served with seasonal fruits like peaches and apricots during the summer months.
- 4 cups of organic rolled oats
- 1 cup of quinoa flakes
- 1/2 cup oat bran
- 1 cup of almonds
- 1 cup of cashews or walnuts
- 1 cup of pumpkin seeds
- 1 cup of dried cranberries or raisins (or a mix)
- 1/2 cup of sliced dates
- 1/4 cup of ground flax seeds
- 1/4 cup of chia seeds
- 1/4 cup of shelled hemp seeds
- 1 TB. of cinnamon
- Mix together in a bowl and store in an airtight container
Serve in a bowl with fresh berries and almond or coconut milk. Drizzle with a sweetener like honey or maple syrup if desired – but it is not really needed!