I love toasted muesli, but I don’t love how much sugar and fats are in most commercial brands. This lovely light and nutritious muesli is is an excellent way to start your day. It’s delicious served with a handful of fresh berries and almond milk, or with a good spoonful of organic natural yoghurt. It makes a great topping for stewed fruit too.
This muesli is packed with dietary fibre, including beta-glucan found in oats, to help keep your cholesterol levels down and digestive system working efficiently. This healthy breakie will also deliver a good dose of unsaturated fats essential for cardiovascular health, and medium-chain fatty acids found in coconut oil, which is a great source of fuel for the body and brain. The variety of nuts and seeds in this muesli are also rich in calcium, zinc, and magnesium, needed for healthy nerves and bones, and to strengthen your immunity.
2 cups of whole oats
1 cup raw whole almonds
¼ cup sunflower seeds
¼ cup pepitas
¼ cup shredded coconut
¼ cup sesame seeds
1 cup puffed brown rice
16 dates (sulfur-free), diced
1 Tbsp cold pressed coconut oil
2 Tbsp raw organic honey
Set oven to 180*C. Place grease proof paper on an oven tray.
Place oats, nuts, seeds and coconut in a medium size bowl.
In a small saucepan on low heat melt coconut oil and honey and stir together.
Mix honey mixture through oat mixture until all coated.
Pour muesli mixture onto tray and spread out evenly.
Place in oven for 10-12 minutes, tossing after 6 minutes.
Allow to cool, and then add dates and puffed rice. This muesli keeps well for the week in an airtight container in the fridge.