Absolutely Amazing Muesli

I know what you’re thinking – muesli ain’t amazing. Sure, when compared to gooey chocolatey brownies, it doesn’t compare. But this Muesli totally is.  The crisp, nutty oat and rye flakes combined with the toffee-sweet dates, tart cranberries, lovely almonds and walnuts  – with a few splashes of cold milk are absolutely divine. A perfect start to your workday and especially if you’ve had a – ahem – heavy night before.

We used to buy muesli but then realised pretty quickly that it’s SO easy to make your own. You can add in whatever you want and eliminate whatever you don’t like that conventional muesli normally contains. In our case, RAISINS. (Gross. FYI this blog is a raisin-free zone so Raisin-Haters can relax. Phew.) Ours is wholegrain, rich in Vitamin E, high fibre with a fair amount of protein too! We make a batch every couple of weeks – because that’s how long it lasts and also nuts have a tendency to turn rancid after a while.

One thing we noticed from other internet recipes was the lack of nutritional information accompanying the recipe which is, for us, part of the reason we’re eating muesli in the first place. So we’ve done the hard work for you and provided calorie, protein and fibre information at the end of the recipe!

165g jumbo oats
100g rye flakes (we get ours from Holland & Barrett)
75g walnuts, chopped roughly
75g cranberries
75g almonds, chopped roughly
50g dates, pitted and chopped roughly
30g ground flax seeds

  1. One by one, add each ingredient to a large 2-litre (ish) airtight jar or container.
  2. Mix/Shake. (Yes, it’s that easy.)

Nutritional information (approximately per 40g serving, without milk)

Calories (kcal): 171
Protein (g): 4.4
Fibre (g): 4.1

So what do you think? Feel free to share your questions and comments below! We’d love to hear what you have to say.

 

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