What the heck is muesli? Well, it’s basically an un-baked version of granola. It’s a super common breakfast cereal in Europe and is starting to catch on here in the United States too. People love muesli because is a calorie-dense, protein-packed snack that will definitely fill you up and hold you over for a while.
Most muesli that you can buy in-store has been marked up quite a bit and might not necessarily use the best ingredients or fit your dietary needs. The good news is that it is SO easy to make at home… literally, you just put the stuff together in a jar and voila! You really can’t goof it up either, so if you don’t like a certain nut or fruit I listed below, just swap it out. Don’t eat oats? No prob. Hate coconut? Forget it. Just mix and match whatever you have in your pantry. As long as it somewhat resembles these pics, you’re good to go. 😉
Just for fun-sies, I plugged the recipe into a nutrition calculator. Here’s what it spit out per serving (about 6 servings total) …
At first glance, that might not seem healthy because of a number of calories, fats, and sugars. BUT, all you fitness folks know that these things give you ENERGY. Plus, these aren’t any fats or sugars, they are healthy fats from nuts and sugar from dried fruit. This is what we call a power snack, my friends.
Hope you enjoy!
1 cup rolled oats (skip for grain-free/paleo!)
1 cup roasted unsalted sunflower seeds
1/2 cup roasted unsalted pecans
1/2 cup roasted unsalted cashews
1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
1 cup raisins (or other dried fruit of choice)
Combine ingredients in a large jar or container, shake, and enjoy with yogurt or milk with a drizzle of honey OR just by the handful!
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