Let’s find out together the recipe of homemade muesli: from now on, your breakfast will never be the same again!
The origins of muesli
Muesli is a very nourishing aliment. Full of fibers and minerals, if mixed to milk or to yogurt it becomes a complete meal, right about perfect to start off our day. Or end it! For example when we are looking for a hypocaloric dessert, maybe in front of the tv watching our favorite show or just for a quick snack, at work or at school.
Where does it come from though? The perfect recipe was conceived about a 100 years ago from the Swiss doctor Max Bircher-Benner (who already was a sustaneir of vegetarianism and healthy life) that wanted a hypercaloric food for his patients.
Muesli contained raw oatmeal, dried fruit and oily seeds that were supposed to guarantee a good ratio between calories and fibers, where the sweet was given only from the sucrose contained in fruits.
Today, just adding few more ingredients, such as dried fruits, pecan nuts or dessicated coconut and other fruits, it has become a must for the breakfast.
How to make homemade Muesli – Ingredients:
The original recipe uses the following ingredients:
- 1 tablespoon of raw oatmeal
- 3 tablespoons of cold water
- 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon of condesed milk
- 200 gr (7 Oz) of apples (cut in slices with peel)
- 1 Tablespoon of blanched almonds
- 1 tablespoon of blanched nuts
Put the raw oatmeal to soaking in cold water and add lemon juice, condensed milk, almonds, nuts and the apple. Let it settle as it will get to room temperature.
An alternative recipe
We are going to give you a different variation that involves pans and pots (and so that will be more a granola than a muesli) to make our muesli crispier! Here are the ingredients:
- 1 Cup of Honey
- ½ cup of olive oil
- ¼ cup of brown sugar
- 3 cups of toasted oatmeal
- ½ cup of chopped almonds
…and the preparation:
Put the honey in a saucepan, the oil and the sugar and thin the mix on low flame for about 10 minutes. In a bowl, mix the oatmeal with the chopped almonds.
When the mix starts to boil, pour it in the bowl with cereal and dried fruit. Stir for 3-4 minutes with slow movements going from the bottom to the top. Cover the baking tin with baking paper.
Spread the mix over the tin smoothly and bake it at 320F for 10 minutes. Keep an eye to the color of the mix while in the oven since every oven is different!
Pull it out and let it cool.
As they come out of the oven they will be soft, but once cooled, they will be crispy.
If you wish, you can add dessicated coconut, chocolate sprinkles, macadamia nuts, raisins, and fresh fruits.
Have a good Breakfast!
Other recommended foods
Here are other tips for a healthier and more balanced diet:
- Homemade Seitan: how to prepare seitan from scratch
- Surprising benefits of dark chocolate
- Is Greek yogurt or regular yogurt better for you?
- How to make a delicious ice cream without milk or eggs