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Homemade Muesli #festfoods Are you ready for the simplest {like, embarrassingly simple} and most delicious breakfast/snack/anytime food?  It’s here, folks.  Homemade muesli made with toasted oats, nuts and dried fruit.  I made a huge batch of it at home and brought a bunch in to share with my office peeps, and they loved it!  I think we talked about it for like a week, and I plan on making more very, very soon {but I might not share this time}. The coolest thing about this muesli is that you can use any -- and I mean any -- dried fruit and nuts combination.  I chose dried tart cherries, raisins, apricots and dates and paired them with sliced almonds and pecans.  Toss those together with old-fashioned oats, wheat germ, cinnamon and honey, and you have meals and snacks for daysssss. Homemade Muesli Pay attention to these directions, folks, because they are super intricate and detailed.  Just kidding.  Anyone can make this stuff! Start by preheating the oven to 375 degrees.  Toss together the oats, cinnamon and honey and place the mixture on a large baking sheet.  Bake for 7-8 minutes.  Add the nuts and toast for an additional 3-4 minutes. {Are you guys with me?} :) Homemade Muesli Allow the oat-nut mixture to cool and place in a large bowl or Ziploc bag.  Stir in the dried fruit, and voila!  You have muesli.  How cool is that?! Homemade Muesli This stuff can last up to 7 days in an airtight container or baggie.  Eat it straight-up or with milk, like cereal {my favorite}.  You can even heat it up with milk to make an oatmeal-type thing or porridge.  It’s totally up to you! Homemade Muesli

Homemade Muesli

  Ingredients:

4 cups old-fashioned rolled oats

1 tsp. ground cinnamon

1 Tbsp. honey

½ cup slivered almonds

½ cup chopped pecans

¼ cup wheat germ

¼ cup dried tart cherries

¼ cup dried apricots

¼ cup dried chopped dates

¼ cup raisins or dried plums  

Directions:

  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Mix oats with cinnamon and honey and spread on a baking sheet.  Toast for 7-8 minutes.  Add almonds, pecans and wheat germ and toast for an additional 3-4 minutes.  Allow to cool.
  2. Place oat and nut mixture in a large bowl or large Ziploc bag and mix in the chopped dried fruit.
  3. Store in an air-tight container or bag for up to 7 days.

  Yield: 12 servings Per Serving*: Calories 220, Total Fat 7g (Saturated 1g, Trans 0g), Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 0mg, Total Carbohydrate 36g (Dietary Fiber 5g, Sugars 13g), Protein 6g, Vitamin A 4%, Vitamin C 0%, Calcium 2%, Iron 10% *Nutritional values are an approximation. Actual nutritional values may vary due to preparation techniques, variations related to suppliers, regional and seasonal differences, or rounding.

Julie Andrews is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) with Festival Foods and is certified by the state of WI.

Homemade Muesli

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