Do you love to eat cereal or muesli?
Cereals or mueslis are great when you are short for time or just too lazy to cook in the morning.
But we have to be careful buying packaged cereal, muesli or granola. Most of them have very high sugar content, including the ones that say "fitness" or "diet". It's all about marketing, unfortunately.
Next time you go to the supermarket, check if sugar is listed in the ingredients then take a look at the sugar content under the nutritional facts. Also, pay attention that sugar can fall under different names such as: corn sweetener, dextrin, dextrose, fructose, maltodextrin, sucrose, saccharose, molasses, and the list goes on!
So if you are eating muesli from the supermarket, you're basically eating empty calories! Not really a good way to start your day, right?
You are better off making your own! Because you will be able to control the amount of ingredients and sweetness that go inside your muesli!
Check out my simple muesli recipe below!
Remember you can double or triple up the quantity of the recipe, like this you don't have to worry about making it so often!
2 cups gluten-free oats
1/8 tsp of salt
2 tbsp of date syrup or any other sticky sweetener
1 tbsp of coconut oil (melted)
Cinnamon powder (1 tsp) sprinkled on top
Chocolate chips (at least 50% cacao)
Seeds (I used sunflower and chia seeds)
Pre-heat your oven at 180 C
In a small bowl, mix the coconut oil, date syrup and salt.
Put the gluten-free oats in a medium bowl and pour in the coconut oil, date syrup and salt mixture. Mix well until the oats are sticky.
On a baking tray, spread the covered oats and sprinkle cinnamon powder on top.
Bake for 15 mins and stir every 5 mins intervals.
Once it is ready, place the muesli in an airtight container like a sealed glass jar.
Put in the chocolate chips and seeds inside the jar together with the muesli and shake the jar until it is well mixed.*
Store or serve right away!
To serve, take some of the muesli into a bowl and pour over any plant/nut milk and top it up with some cut up bananas or you can mix with other fresh fruits you prefer such as berries.
*For the amount of chocolate chips and seeds, put the amount you wish. I've put about 4 tbsp of chocolate chips, 2 tbsp of sunflower seeds and 2 tbsp of chia seeds.
Enjoy and please tag me in your posts after you've made it! @bitetoroots #bitetoroots