How often do we hear how bad shop bought breakfast cereals are for us? Loaded with sugar, empty calories and other nasties, you can never be sure that what you’re eating for breakfast isn’t actually doing you more harm than good, so why not make your own (MYO)?!

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, so here’s my recipe for a wholesome and healthy muesli, packed full of nutrients that should leave you satisfied until lunchtime!

  •  1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup puffed rice

  • 1 cup puffed quinoa or quinoa flakes

  • 1/4 cup each of the following:

  • Dried  fruit (I use sultanas and goji berries)

  • Shredded coconut

  • Chia seeds

  • Poppy seeds

  • Nuts (I use hazelnuts and flaked almonds)

  • Mixed seeds (sunflower, pumpkin, linseed and sesame seeds)

  • 3/4 cup rapeseed, rice bran or walnut oil (any oil is fine but I use rapeseed as its v healthy)

  • 1/4 cup of honey, rice malt syrup, agave syrup or any healthier sweetner (but they are still sugars, so if you want to leave them out and rely on the sweetness of the dried fruit, that’s perfectly ok)

Heat the oil and the sweetener in a saucepan. Mix all the ingredients in a bowl and pour the warm oil/sweetener over and mix well.
Spread on a baking tray and toast in slow oven at 120-130°c for about 1 hour and turn/stir halfway through as it can brown at the edges.
I never measure anything and it always comes out fine, so if you feel you want less fruit or more nuts, just alter the quantities accordingly.

I eat mine with oat milk, but you can use any other type of milk, or yoghurt if you prefer.

Look out for some of my green juice breakfast options in a future post 🙂