coconut cardamom muesli

Coconut cardamom muesli is a delicious and simple mix of oats, cereal, fruit, and nuts lightly toasted in coconut oil; homemade muesli is the perfect fuel for a busy day. The perfect blend of complex carbohydrates, healthy fats, and protein to jump start your metabolism, stave off late afternoon sugar cravings, and keep you energized all day long!

I was first introduced to muesli as a young child growing up in Germany. Muesli was our cereal of choice and it was as common as Captain Crunch. Since moving to America at the age of 6, I often feel nostalgic for European fare and jump at every chance to indulge in my childhood favorites.

I’ve yet to find an American muesli that I really like, that I can enjoy on a low refined-sugar diet. What’s a girl to do besides…make her own! My first attempt at home-made muesli was a huge success and it was substantially easier than I had imagined.

Round up some rolled oats, brown rice puffs, your favorite dried fruit (unsweetened of course), and nuts and get your butt in the kitchen and cook!

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coconut cardamom muesli

Quick and delicious European style oatmeal.

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  • Prep Time: 5
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup rolled oats
  • 1 Cup raw sunflower seeds (you can use any nuts you prefer…mmmm pistachios would be good!)
  • 1 Cup puffed brown rice cereal (you can find this at Whole Foods)
  • 1 Cup unsweetened raisins
  • 2 Tablespoon raw virgin coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons cardamom
  • 1/2 Cup shredded unsweetened coconut

Instructions

  1. Heat a large non stick skillet over medium high heat.
  2. Toast the oatmeal for 5-6 minutes, stirring constantly to prevent burning. Toast the oatmeal until it is lightly golden brown and fragrant (5-8 minutes).
  3. Add the raw nuts and continue to toast for 5 more minutes.
  4. Add the coconut oil to the pan and toss to coat the oats and nuts.
  5. In a large bowl combine the oats, nuts, and raisins.
  6. Add the cardamom and coconut, combine thoroughly.
  7. Let the muesli cool, serve with milk, almond milk, or yogurt.

 

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