I’ve been wanting to make this recipe for a while, and without having a stove, I decided this was the perfect time to try it out. If you’ve been following my blog for some months, you may have seen that I took a trip to Germany this past April. I found it difficult to eat healthy during lunch and dinner there, but there were typically healthy selections at breakfast. Our hotels provided our morning meal in a buffet style. A staple at almost every hotel was muesli. At first, I wasn’t quite sure what it was, but I saw the raw oats in it and decided to give it a try. It was delicious!
There are many different variations of muesli. The dish is basically a combination of raw oats and various mixed nuts, seeds, dried fruit, and more. While in Germany, I even found a variation that had dark chocolate pieces instead of raisins (needless to say, I fell in love). This dish is perfect for breakfast, a pre-workout snack, or a snack at any time of day. It is full of fiber and contains healthy fats and some protein as well.
It’s extremely easy to prepare; you just need the ingredients. I visited a local health food store that had a bulk foods area where you purchase as much as you want of a certain ingredient. The items are priced by the pound, so for this recipe, it was very inexpensive. Plus, it was fun to pick out the ingredients! Give this recipe a try and get a little taste of Germany in the comfort of your home!
- ½ cup whole grain oats (I used Quaker)
- 1 teaspoon unsalted sunflower seeds
- 1 tbsp raisins (no sugar added)
- ⅛ cup combination of chopped raw almonds and chopped raw walnuts
- 1 tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut/coconut flakes
- ¼ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- ¼ teaspoon cinnamon
- Pinch of nutmeg
- Add all ingredients except for the vanilla extract to a bowl. Mix well.
- Drizzle the vanilla extract into the bowl and mix in with other ingredients.
- Enjoy either by itself or with almond milk, coconut milk, or any milk of your choice!
- Calories: about 330 (without milk)