Muesli is a wonderful breakfast option to have, because it is delicious, nutrient dense and should keep you satiated for a long time, especially when paired with extra fats from nuts and seeds. Make your own healthy vegan muesli as opposed to buying already prepared muesli or granola, because it enables you to control the ingredients.
The great thing about muesli is that you can add whatever you like to it. So every week your muesli can be different. Or the same.
I like to keep mine simple, so I can still mix it up with an extra topping in the morning. So this is an example of a basic muesli you can make by lightly toasting the oats and adding nuts and something naturally sweet like semi dried dates. I also like adding coconut chips because it adds to the variety of textures and more healthy fats.
My preference is to eat muesli with plant based milk (soy) topped with fresh fruit. I almost always use a banana and this time I had fresh strawberries too. You have to make the most of this precious time with strawberries before they go out of season again.
Make your own muesli for the week. Simple and quick and no junk ingredients!
- 2 cups old fashioned oats
- 1/2 cup semi dried dates, chopped
- 1/3 cup almonds, chopped
- 1/3 cup coconut chips
Pre-heat your oven to 180°C. Spread 2 cups of old fashioned oats onto a baking tray lined with parchment paper. Place the tray in the oven for 10 mins once preheated.
While the oats toast in the oven, chop the dates and almonds into smaller pieces.
Take the oats out of the oven after 10 minutes and let it cool completely. Once it is cooled, combine all the ingredients into a reusable glass/plastic container and shake. And there you go! Enjoy with fresh fruit and plant based milk or yoghurt.