This Christmas Muesli is inspired by my love for muesli together with the knowledge that it can be a very energy dense breakfast choice if sweetened with honey or sugar. As breakfast remains important no matter the season, why not try this Christmas Muesli for a healthy but novel breakfast option in the Christmas holidays.
Muesli can be deceptive in that is is made from healthy oats, dried fruit and nuts but often high in added sugar to boost the flavour. Swiss muesli, found in most brands, are typically lower in sugar than other available flavours. In general muesli is a more expensive breakfast option but the recommended portion size is less than that of other cereals so the cost should technically even out if portion sizes are adhered to. Many people sabotage their weight less efforts by eating large portions of sugar coated muesli believing it to be the healthiest option. It is very important to read labels and make comparisons across brands. The less added sugar, the better.
Muesli is easy to make and by making it at home, there is more control over the added sugar content. The recipe below is both simple and adaptable so there is no excuse to grab a mince pie on the go instead of sitting down to enjoy a nourishing breakfast. Made with fibre rich raw oats, home-toasted with a light spray of honey and tossed together with a mix of nuts, seeds, cranberries, chocolate chips and cinnamon, this Christmas Muesli is a perfect way to start a day that may very well involve some or other indulgence.
Using a spray bottle to lightly coat the oats with diluted honey helps to achieve a golden toasted with very few added kilojoules (kJ). Opt for raw nuts and seeds, dried fruit of your choice. the chocolate chips are both harmless and optional but may be well win the little people over!
Christmas Muesli Recipe
By Dec 22, 2016Published:
- Prep: 25 mins
This Christmas Muesli is inspired by my love for muesli together with the knowledge that it can be a very energy dense breakfast …
- 2 teaspoons honey or xylitol
- 50 ml water
- 500 grams Rolled oats
- 50 grams Sunflower seeds
- 50 grams Peanut sprinkles or any chopped nuts, raw
- 50 grams dried cranberries
- 50 grams chocolate chips optional
- Add the honey and water to a spray bottle and shake well.
- Line a baking tray with parchment paper and add the oats. Spray the oats with the honey mixture while tossing with a wooden spoon to achieve an even coating.
- Bake the oats for 25 minutes until golden, stirring a few times to allow for even cooking.
- Once cool, add the remaining ingredients and combine well.
- Store in a glass jar with a 1/4 cup measure. Serve with low fat milk or plain yoghurt.