Toasted muesli is a quick and easy-to-make delicious breakfast recipe. The best thing is that it can be made in large batches and stored for up to a month in an airtight container which means you will always have the chance to fix yourself breakfast quickly in your weekdays morning. No more reasons to skip it!
Den and I are convert to homemade muesli and both find it so much less sugary than the expensive store-bought brands that often contain nothing but rather dusty-tasting grains and too many raisins. Plus, you can make it your own and vary it as you like—mixing your favorite grains and throwing in plenty of fruit and nuts.
I like to lightly toast the grains as it gives them a less bland taste and adds richness to the muesli—but if you prefer, just mix them from raw.
Toasted nuts & seeds muesli with golden raisins :
Serves 2 (for about 2 to 3 weeks)
Cooking time: 20mins
– 500gr rolled oats
– 400gr whole hazelnuts, roughly chopped
– 500gr whole almonds, roughly chopped
– 200gr pumpkin seeds
– 200gr sunflower seeds
– 3tbsp honey
– 100gr chia seeds
– 100gr hemp seeds
– 200gr golden raisins
– 3tbsp olive oil
In a large mixing bowl, combine all ingredients (except for the olive oil) and stir until every ingredient is distributed in the mix.
Heat up a large wok with 1tbsp of olive oil and toast half of your muesli batch for about 2mins or until golden.
Spread on a baking sheet, and let cool completely. Repeat this operation with the remaining muesli.
Store in an airtight container, mason jars, or bags for later use at room temperature.
Serve with milk or yoghurt, fresh or dried fruits or even dark chocolate, make it your own!
The Dutch boyfriend’s opinion:
I am not a breakfast-guy: we Dutch are used to make sandwiches all day long and since I was a little kid this wasn’t my favourite. When I left home at nineteen I changed my breakfast habits and bought muesli from the supermarket. Downside: the amount of sugar in the supermarket muesli really ruins de flavour for me, and already at 10 a.m. I was hungry. So when Raph proposed to make her own muesli, as always, I was not very enthusiastic. But, as always, it turned out to be great! I love the muesli: the toasted taste of it really does it for me. I prefer to eat it with yoghurt, with some raisins or honey on top. Makes for a great breakfast that with give you enough energy until lunch.