Mixed Grain Muesli

A homemade combination of mixed grains, mixed dried fruits, mixed nuts and optional ‘superfoods’ for a healthy nutritious breakfast bowl. 

Mixed Grain Muesli

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I would say Breakfast is definitely the most important meal of the day and what you eat for that first meal will set you up for the rest of the day ahead, so I always make sure it is healthy and nutritious.


I’m not going to lie here because I always used to buy my own Muesli in the supermarket, because like many other things, it’s super convenient. However, it really isn’t necessary to buy it in the supermarket because it is so easy and simple to make yourself at home, and then you can create any flavour combination you like… win win!

Muesli really is just a combination of mixed oats, nuts, seeds and dried fruit, which are all good-for-you ingredients, however, as with many store-bought items, they often contain added ingredients which are not necessary and are purely there to preserve.

Why not to buy store-bought Muesli:

  1. You will see store-bought packets of Muesli with Whey Powder or Skimmed Milk Powder added which therefore makes them unsuitable for Vegans.
  2. They sometimes contain oil, which again is unnecessary when you’re making homemade Muesli.
  3. You may also notice there are ‘No added sugar’ variations, which again, aren’t necessary as sugar doesn’t need to be added in the first place.
  4. They often contain a very small amount of nuts and seeds (usually 1-4%)
  5. There are few brands which are gluten-free.
  6. If you want a more natural brand, it’ll be cheaper to make your own!


When you are making your own Muesli like my Mixed Grain Muesli recipe here, you can simply add a variation of whatever you have on hand or whatever your favourite ingredients are. I opted for a combination of oats, flakes and almond meal (ground almonds/flour), with a variety of chopped nuts, four varieties of seeds, a variety of dried fruit and dried coconut (either flakes or desiccated works well). I also added some baobab powder, which is a completely optional addition, but it gives you an extra nutritious boost that works well. You could add these powders at a later stage just before serving, along with your favourite protein powder.

To make the Muesli, simply combine all of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl or container, and combine as you go. This recipe will make quite a large batch (approx. 20 servings) to keep you going, so contain it in an air-tight container and use 1/4-1/2 cup per serving with your choice of non-dairy milk (my favourites are coconut milk and almond milk), which you can combine with your favourite protein powder and fresh fruit, or instead of milk, dairy-free yogurt is another delicious option, topped with some fresh fruit!

I hope you enjoy this recipe and if you give it a go, leave a comment and let me know or post a picture on  instagram or  facebook and use #untaintedtastes and tag me @untaintedtastes as I’d love to see them 🙂 xo

 


Mixed Grain Muesli
 
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Recipe type: Vegan, 30-Minutes or Less
Cuisine: Breakfast
Serves: Serves 20 (1/2 cup servings)
Ingredients
  • 1 cup jumbo rolled oats
  • 1 cup oats
  • 1 cup rye oat flakes
  • 1 cup mixed grain flakes (I used 5-variety)
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 1 cup raw walnuts, chopped
  • 1 cup raw almonds, chopped
  • ½ cup sunflower seeds
  • ½ cup pumpkin seeds
  • 2 tbsp chia seeds
  • 2 tbsp ground flaxseeds
  • ¾ cup mixed driet fruits (sultanas, cranberries, raisins, apricots)
  • ¼ cup desicatted or coconut flakes
  • 2 tbsp baobab powder (optional/add another superfood powder of choice)
Instructions
  1. Start by combining all of your oats in a large mixing bowl, then add the almond meal, give it a stir, then add the raw chopped nuts and seeds, give it another stir, then add the dried fruits and coconut and stir to combine. Transfer the mixture to an air-tight container and use ¼ - ½ cup scoop at a time and serve with your choice of milk and protein powder or yogurt and fresh fruits.

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