My husband loves this. It’s been a staple in our house for more than 6 years now, in all these years we’ve never been out of it. I bought a huge bowl especially for it so I don’t have to make it every week, this way I only have to mix it again like every 6 weeks or so. I think my husband eats it every day, if he doesn’t manage to eat it at breakfast, than he just takes a jar full of it at work or eats it at 10 o’clock in the evening while watching TV.
It is incredibly versatile, this recipe here should only be an idea, you can change it according to your taste. I always use dates because my husband likes his muesli to be a bit sweet and raisins because they’re inexpensive and I always loved them. Sometimes, for a change, I add some dried apricots or figs. And I especially like dried cranberries in it.
You can also vary the seeds you use or you can just take all sorts of nuts instead or a mixture of seeds and nuts. I normally use flax seeds, sunflower seeds and sesame, but I also made it with chopped almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, pumpkin seeds. Adding some chia seeds is also a good idea.
The best thing about this muesli mixture is that there is no sugar in it. The sweetness comes entirely from the dried fruits. This was actually the reason I started making it. I just wanted to eat muesli with no sugar in it and I couldn’t easily find any. Every brand I checked was full of it and the one or two sorts without sugar were costing about 3 times as much as the sugared ones.
The way to eat it is also versatile. I usually have it with low fat milk, but you can also make porridge out of it or eat it with yogurt and chopped fresh fruits. I never sweeten it unless I make porridge. I than add a drizzle of maple syrup or honey.
The quantities in the ingredients list are just to give you an idea, I actually never measure anything. I just take whole bags of oats, raisins and dates and pour seeds and nuts over them straight from the bag. I mix everything using my hands.
Serves: a lot
- 250 g/ about 3 cups steel cut oats
- 250 g/ about 3 cups rolled oats
- 150 g/ 1 cup raisins
- 150 g/ 1 cup chopped dates
- 40 g/ ⅓ cup flax seeds
- 40 g/ ⅓ cup sesame seeds
- 40 g/ about ¼ cup sunflower seeds
- To variate you can take any other dried fruits, seeds and nuts.
- Mix everything together in a big bowl. Cover and keep in the pantry. Enjoy with milk or nut milk, yogurt, fresh fruits or as porridge.