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Thursday, January 10, 2013

Muesli

 I am so happy to make the foods we previously purchased!   My memory is not always the greatest so I apologize for not remembering the source, but I heard from someone or somewhere that all the foods in the supermarket originally came from a grandmothers kitchen until they started manufacturing it prepackaged.  For some reason this immediately stopped my apprehension about my goal of making everything we had previously bought in the supermarket and making it at home.  It  made such perfect sense that at one time it was made from a recipe and there wasn't really any mystery to it.  That was the key and I  haven't looked back since.  Don't be afraid to roll up your sleeves and give something a try, the only thing you have to loose is the time it took you to decide to do it.   :)

Muesli is something that I have been wanting to make at home for a long time.  I am really excited at how well this turned out. Muesli is a pre packaged food I previously used to purchase.  I searched a few books and websites for a recipe and then checked with the manufacturer of the muesli I previously purchased for their ingredient list and concluded it is pretty much how you want to make your muesli.  The ratio of ingredients and what you use is up to you.  The recipe I created is the dry portion.  I use it to top my yogurt and add a little honey and either fresh fruit or dried cranberries, raisins, dates or figs as well, whatever I have on hand. 

 Muesli
6 cups Oats
1/2 cup flax seed
1/2 cup almond slivers
1/2 cup wheat germ
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup sunflower seeds

Lightly toast if desired ....
Remove from hot pan, I pour mine into a casserole dish and let it cool before storing in a large container to avoid condensation in the jar.
Enjoy :)

4 comments:

Daphne Bryson said...

Good Afternoon Amy, Have you heard the saying "There is nothing to fear, but fear itself". It is usually fear that makes us think we cannot do the things, which we actually can do.
This Muesli is a really healthy breakfast and one I have made for many years. As you say the amounts are down to personal taste.
I often soak my oats in milk and pop the bowl in the fridge overnight to allow the oats to swell, this gives the muesli a creamier texture, I then add grated apple or pear and the rest of the ingredients which I keep in a smaller jar. Then other times I enjoy muesli served as you do.
I know everyone will love your recipe. Best Wishes Daphne

prairieharmony said...

Daphne, thank you for sharing how you prepare your muesli, it sounds delicious especially with the grated fruits. I have heard the quote about fear and I believe it to be true as well. Have a lovely day. :)

duchess_declutter said...

Your recipe looks lovely, and well done at creating it yourself. cheers Wendy

prairieharmony said...

Thank you so very much Wendy :)