This formula is a winner and possibly my favourite (mainly because I eat this muesli pretty much every morning).
Whenever I make a batch of muesli at home I follow this formula but vary the nuts, seeds and extras according to what I have and/or feel like. With regards to ingredients, I tend to buy from my local wholefood store however one does not have to shop at a Health food or wholefood store to make a lovely muesli. The supermarket has plenty. You can find rolled oats, puffed rice and corn, nuts, seeds, coconut and lovely extras such as cacao nibs and Goji berries at most supermarkets now.
You can of course buy readymade muesli, and there are many to choose. However, when you make your own you can make it exactly the way you like it plus it’s often more economical.
Below is a simple formula that you can adjust. You might prefer your muesli to have more oats, more nuts or fruit, etc. This is just a guide to start with.
To make a light natural muesli you need:
- Rolled oats
- Puffed grains
- Flakes (e.g. buckwheat, corn, rice, bran flakes) – optional
- Dried fruit/Berries – optional
- Extras (e.g. cacao nibs, coconut, cinnamon) – optional
- A big bowl/container to mix all
- A container or jar to store your muesli in
1 part rolled oats
1 part puffed grains and/or flakes
1/8- 1/4 part seeds
1/8- 1/4 part nuts (whole or chopped, I love chopped)
1/8- 1/4 or less part berries – optional
1/8 or more part extras (e.g. cacao nibs, coconut flakes, buckwheat) – optional
A sprinkle of spice (e.g. cinnamon) – optional
Firstly, the proportions are a guide so you can certainly vary these. I tend to make a large batch so typically use 2 cups of oats, 2 cups of puffed grain, 1/4 or more of a cup of seeds (usually about a 1/3 of a cup), 1/4 or more of a cup of chopped nuts (usually more like 1/2 a cup).. and so on.
To make your muesli, just put all of the above into a large mixing bowl or large container and mix well.
Based on how your muesli looks, you might then like to add more of something (e.g. more fruit, seeds, rolled oats). Essentially, add more of anything to suit your preferences.
Also, this muesli can easily be made to be fodmap friendly, gluten free, fructose free, well suited to those with endometriosis, etc. If you have specific dietary needs and are not sure of how to adjust ingredients to best suit you please feel free to contact me and I can make some suggestions. x