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Munchie Golden Muesli

Muesli, Granola

Home made muesli or granola tastes great and you can make it with a lot less, if any, sugar than the store brought varieties.

I take this muesli with me when I am hiking and make large batches for my household to consume for breakfast. The great thing about it is that you can add any dried fruit or nuts that you like, and if you want no sweetener just omit the juice concentrate. Oats are well known for their low GI so are good for filling you up in the mornings. If you are gluten sensitive replace the oats with quinoa or rice flakes.

bircher, muesli, granola
Recipe

Makes 10 cups, Prep time 10 min cook time 15 min
6 cups wholegrain oats
¾ cup buckwheat or bran
1 cup dates, sliced
1 cup sunflower seeds
1 cup pumpkin seeds
½ cup dried apricots, sliced
1 cup coconut flakes
1 cup sultanas
1/2  cup sugar free juice concentrate

 
Preheat oven to 150C
On 2 large baking trays place all the ingredients except the juice concentrate, mix well with hands and bake for 10 minutes, keeping an eye on the mixture as it goes golden.
Remove from oven and pour over juice concentrate, mix well and return to oven for a further ten minutes or until golden.
Allow to cool and then transfer into an air tight container. To make bircher muesli version don’t toast the mixture, then mix ½ cup of the muesli with grated apple and
½ cup soy milk and leave it to soak overnight in fridge.

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Warming Supergrain Breakfast Bowl

Used by the Aztecs these super grains are gluten free, high in essential amino acids, and a great source of protein. This dish will kick start your day on those ever increasing chilly mornings.

Super grain breakfast bowl

 Recipe

¼ cup Quinoa

¼ cup Amaranth

1 ½ cups water (or non-dairy milk for extra creaminess)

½ cup coconut milk or non dairy milk to serve

4 dates chopped

1 tbsp raisins

1 tsp cinnamon

Pinch nutmeg

1 cm piece of ginger peeled

Fresh fruit, sliced almonds for on top

For an extra treat stir in a teaspoon of cocoa powder before serving

Bring amaranth, quinoa, raisins, dates, ginger and spices to boil in water, cover and allow liquid to absorb (about 20 minutes). Remove the ginger piece.

Spoon into serving bowl and top with milk, sliced almonds and fruit. I make a double batch of this and keep it in the fridge ready to go, it’s delicious cold and will keep in the fridge for 5 or so days.