T’s MAGIC MUESLI
Time: 5 Minutes (If adding self dried apples = 45 Minutes)
Yield: 6-7 Cups
(7 Item Recipe)
Naturally Vegan & Vegetarian
4 Cups Organic Oats (Quick Cook)
3/4 Cup Ground Organic Bran
1/2 Cup Dried Organic Cranberries
1/2 Cup Organic Dried Apples (I made my own with 1 granny smith apple)
1/2 Cup Sunflower Seeds, unsalted
1/2 Cup Organic Slivered Almonds, unsalted
1/2 Cup Organic Walnuts, unsalted (optional for supplementing omega 3′s)
Take your oats and bran mix together.
Next add your cranberries, sunflower seeds, walnuts and almonds.
Mix together until well distributed. Take an apple washed and sliced it into rings, removing the seeds then baked it on a oven safe glass dish on the lowest oven setting until dehydrated about 40 minutes.
To Make Sweeter Naturally:
If you want it sweeter add 1/2 cup chopped dates to the mixture.
Ways to Eat It:
You can serve it as you would cereal and cover it with soy milk, you can let it sit in the milk without worry as it wont get soggy like traditional cereals do.
You can also serve it hot as a hot cereal the same way you would hot oatmeal. I sometimes store it in the fridge with soy milk already in it so it soaks through giving it a smooth silky texture. Again it is a preference thing, eat it the way you enjoy it most and be creative. It is super delicious and nutritious. It also travels well, is extremely affordable and quick to prepare. I find I make it different ways depending on what I feel like in the morning. Makes a great breakfast, snack or dessert.
You can add agave or honey for a sweeter taste. You can serve it with sliced banana on top or fresh berries. It also pairs nicely with a grated crunchy apple on top. You can incorporate other dried fruits or nuts that you enjoy if you have a favorite and prefer it. I recently added turkish apricots to it and it didn’t need any sweetener as it was delicious with the cranberries, apples and apricots. It is also very delicious with plain yogurt and fresh berries or smashed banana. There is no wrong way to make it just be creative and find your favorite way you prefer it. I happen to enjoy it all the ways listed and eat it different ways on different days. ENJOY!
This is another cereal I make up on Sundays for the week and we have fresh around so that there are never any excuses when it comes to eating healthy nutritious whole grains. It comes in handy keeping blood sugar levels even throughout the day as a snack. We also really SAVE a ton not eating process, packaged cereals I always know whats in our food and it is limited to the amazing whole foods we use in all our recipes.