We all need a quick, healthy, filling breakfast on hand for those mornings that we can't quite get our acts together. This grain-free muesli was born in my kitchen on just such a morning....
In a perfect world, we would all have lots of time in the morning to cook a leisurely, nourishing and beautiful breakfast with a fresh cup of coffee in hand every morning. But, yeah, we live in the real world where there are alarm clocks, traffic, and people counting on us. So, sometimes the relaxed and beautifully prepared breakfast doesn't happen. But that doesn't mean we can't have a nourishing backup plan on hand for the mornings that we sleep through our alarms and/or we (or the kids) simply can't get with the morning program.
This recipe is my backup plan.
Muesli is traditionally based on raw rolled oats. But, since I have been on a grain-free kick for a while now, I wanted to see if I could engineer something that was just as tasty and convenient that skipped the "oat" part. This concoction is what I Frankenstined up in my kitchen one morning when I was trying to brush my teeth and drink my coffee at the same time just so that I could make it out the door on time one morning (true story).
This recipe is loaded with all kinds of awesomeness to get your day off to a healthy start. It is packed with healthy fats, omega 3s, and oodles of protein. It is also totally sugar-free! Yep, not a speck of sugar in this breakfasty goodness at all! I like to let the fresh fruit I top it with (also with a little of my homemade almond milk) or smoothie bowl I sprinkle it on top of add do all the sweet talking for me. Plus, less sugar in your life is a good thing too.
Not only is this grain-free muesli super convient and healthy on a busy morning....but it's super quick to make. Throw the ingredients into a bowl, give 'em a stir, and your breakfast "cereal" for the week is ready to go in minutes!
There are a lot of different nuts and seeds that go into this glorious breakfast creation. However, feel free to get creative! Leave out the ingredients you don't have or don't care for....and add the ones you do! Unlike a baking recipe, there is no right or wrong way to make this grain-free muesli! Let this "recipe" purely be a rough guide to helping your create the perfect quick and healthy morning "cereal" for you!
- 2 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
- 1/2 cup sliced almonds
- 1/4 cup ground flax seed
- 1/2 cup chia seeds
- 1/2 cup pepitas
- 1 cup pecan pieces
- Combine all of the ingredients in a large bowl. Stir to evenly distribute the ingredients throughout the muesli.
- Pour grain-free muesli into a large air-tight container (I like to use a 32oz mason jar). Store at room temperature temperature temperature temperature up to a month.
- Enjoy with fresh or frozen fruit, almond milk, coconut milk, yogurt, on top of smoothies, or however else you can dream up to eat it!
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