Monday, September 19, 2011
For the Love of Muesli
4 Cups (roughly) of organic whole oats (not quick-cooking)
1 Cup raw Papitas
1 Cup chopped walnuts or pecans
1 Cup dried blueberries (got mine from American Spoon, yum)
1 Cup Trader Joe's Golden Berry Blend (or you can use your favorite dried fruit)
Yields about 8 cups
Heat oven to 375°
Spread oats on a baking sheet, toast about 5-10 minutes. I started checking and stirring after 5 minutes you are looking for a light, golden color. Next, on a separate baking sheet, spread the papitas and toast as you did the oats. I "pan" toast the walnuts on the stove top. I find they burn too easily when toasted in the oven. Use a dry skillet, medium heat, stir and watch them like a hawk.
Okay, now let everything cool.
Toss together with the dried fruit and serve with milk, almond milk, or plain yogurt. The berry blend makes it sweet enough for me, but if you are using a different dried fruit, you can always add honey.
How easy was that!
The cost was about the same to make as to purchase but I still came out a bit ahead AND my muesli has better quality dried fruit and nuts and therefore, more flavor. Oh, and did I mention, this makes a great snack!