Those who love to have breakfast while enjoying healthy foods but also tasty e nutrients will appreciate this homemade muesli recipe. Conceived at the beginning of the 1900s by a revolutionary Swiss nutritionist who introduced it into hospital nutrition as a healthy and complete food, muesli represents a balanced meal which provides energy to start the day right.
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Making granola at home has several advantages
This blend of cereal flakes, oilseeds, dried fruit e dried fruit it can be found ready-made in various variations on supermarket shelves: fruit, chocolate and red fruit are the most common. But the advantages of homemade muesli are many. First we can customize the recipe according to our tastes. The first few times it will be easier to stick to the original recipe but after a while it will be fun to vary the ingredients according to our imagination.
Furthermore, making muesli at home is paradoxically more economic and certainly more sano. In fact, with the generalized increase in the cost of living, there is a tendency for consumers to turn directly to small producers, possibly at km0 and in any case avoiding the figure of the intermediary. In this way it is possible to procure the single ingredients, which are cheaper, less elaborated and therefore more genuine.
It goes without saying, then, that if made at home, muesli is a fresher food and therefore without additives and preservatives. Finally, in a period in which we hear more and more frequently about food alteration, many people find it difficult to trust the big food brands and prefer to try their hand at self-production.
Muesli: an easy and fun recipe
We weigh 140 grams of cereal flakes (mainly oats, but you can add others according to your taste, such as buckwheat, corn or quinoa). We then add 40 grams of almonds, 40 grams of walnuts or hazelnuts (or Pecans, cashews, pistachios), 30 grams of oil seeds (pumpkin or sunflower seeds), 40 grams of raisins (or cranberries or other dried fruit such as bananas, pineapples, apricots), 40 grams of dried figs.
You can add it if you like a sprinkling of hemp seeds or a mix of sesame and flaxseed. We flavor with cinnamon, vanilla, cocoa or coconut flakes to taste. Finally, we add 70 grams of Maple syrup or other liquid sweetener. We mix everything, spread on a pan lined with baking paper and we toast at 160º for 20 minutes. At the end of cooking, while we let our muesli cool before placing it in a glass jar, let’s get intoxicated with the scent that will have been released throughout the house.