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Grain Free Muesli

I recently made muesli for the first time.  And it was really good!  But my tummy doesn’t handle oats very well.  So I can’t eat that.  Then I came across this recipe on Gluten Free Diva for a grain free version of muesli.  I tried it this morning.  Awesome!!  It’s basically the same ingredients I use for my grain free granola, except you don’t add fat/sugar and bake it.  So it’s super easy to make.  Only takes a few minutes.  Plus this uses fresh fruit.  You can add whatever you like to this recipe…as long as it’s not grains 🙂  And you can make a big batch to have on hand and just add fresh fruit when you eat it.  It will freeze very well.  This is a great option for quick breakfasts, summer breakfasts (when you don’t want anything hot) or if you’re a long time cereal lover (like me:) but don’t want to eat that junk anymore.  This was the closest thing I’ve had to a bowl of cereal in a LONG time (I think I might be going on a year now!).  What a treat!  And I don’t have to worry about it killing my stomach.  Love it.  I didn’t actually measure anything.  I just added what looked good.  Adjust to your taste.  I’ll post the original recipe (for 1 serving) with some of my adjustments in ().

Grain Free Muesli

3 strips of dried banana AND/OR 3 – 6 chopped dates (I used prunes)
one small handful dark raisins (I used golden raisins)
7 raw almonds, chopped (I used a combo of crispy almonds, crispy pecans and crispy walnuts)
7 raw pecan halves, chopped
handful raw sunflower seeds (not roasted or salted) (I used crispy pumpkin seeds)
1 – 2 tablespoons grated unsweeted coconut
one chopped apple (I gave Justin some apple chunks in his.  I left them out of mine.)
about 6 – 8 blackberries or the berry of your choice (I used strawberries.  Blueberries would be very good…great option in the summer.)

Mix all ingredients (except fresh fruit).  Store in a closed container (freeze for long term storage or keep at room temp for shorter term).  When ready to serve mix in fresh fruit.  Top with milk or stir into yogurt.

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One comment

  1. Sara says:

    This looks good and easy. I don’t miss cereal at all, but Kevin and Carson like it. And Kevin gets tired of just normal granola as cereal. I will have to try this sometime.

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