Lemon Infused Nutty Muesli
If you are anything like me, you will agree that breakfast is the best meal of the day. I genuinely look forward to eating breakfast and love coming up with new ways to enjoy my favourites. On weekends I might indulge in a cooked breakfast however oats is my go to during the week.
Muesli is relatively quick and easy to make. You just need to make sure you have a stash of ingredients in the cupboard for when you next run out. I am always looking out for discounts on nuts, seeds and maple syrup as they are a staple for many muesli recipes. Muesli is also a fantastic way to include more nuts and seeds in to your diet. They are highly nutritious and contain good amounts of healthy fat. Combine this with oats, this is what helps us to feel satisfied after eating a meal.
Under the watchful eye of our Labrador pup Henry, I make muesli roughly once a week and it lasts my husband and I just about that. Now that we are working from home every day, this has definitely become a staple and something we both enjoy.
rind of 2 unwaxed lemons
1 cup nuts - roughly chopped and can use any you like
1 cup sunflower and pumpkin seeds
3 cups of oats
1 cup of wholegrain rice puffs (substitute with oats / quinoa flakes if you have these)
5 Tbs of Maple Syrup
2 Tbs of olive oil
pinch of salt
Preheat your oven to 150°C
Mix all dry ingredients together in a large mixing bowl
Add the maple syrup and olive oil and mix together thoroughly. You want to make sure that all of the dry ingredients are covered in the syrup and oil
Spread out on to a large baking try. If you have two, even better. Put in the oven and set a timer for 5 minutes.
Check on and mix up your muesli every 5 minutes till it's done. You will know this when the oats start to turn a light golden colour. Usually takes around 20-25 minutes.
Once the muesli has cooled, enjoy with your favourite toppings such as Greek Yoghurt, milk (coconut milk tastes amazing with this) or a selection of chopped fruit.
Ovens are never consistent in their heat distribution, thats why I recommend to mix around every 5 minutes till the oats are starting to golden. Worst thing is burning your muesli as it's not pleasant to eat!
Hope you enjoyed this recipe, let me know what you think!