Being grain free has been fairly easy but when it comes to breakfast I seem to struggle a bit. Today I said “forget it” and mixed myself up some of my favorite breakfast food, muesli.  As you guys know I do not like to go over the top with anything. I really and truly believe that there is not one diet you should follow. I believe in healthy eating whatever that might be for you. Now , with that being said I cannot have gluten because of an allergy so I cannot mess around with that evil grain but I can sneak in some of the others every once in awhile.  I do notice that grains tend to upset my stomach so I try to stay away. Today, not so much I was craving this stuff and it tasted delightful.  If you are looking for a healthy alternative to the crappy boxed cereals out there that are loaded with artificial sugars and chemicals then you must explore the world of muesli. The neatest thing about this breakfast dish is the way you can make it is endless. Here is my favorite recipe. You can use whatever you have handy in your pantry.

Dried fruit and mixed seed muesli

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.  Grab a large cookie sheet and line it with parchment paper or spray with a light coat of coconut oil.

In a medium mixing bowl mix in 1 cup of gluten free oats, 1/4 chopped walnuts, 1/4 sunflower seeds, 1/4 pecans, 1 tablespoon hemp seeds and 1/4 cup of pumpkin seeds. (you can use an combination of seeds and nuts you want)

Next mix in 1/4 cup of real maple syrup and give it a toss or two. Pour onto your baking sheet and place in the preheated oven. I usually cook mine for about 12 minutes and stir it twice so the top layer does not burn.

Once toasted take out and place back in the bowl and mix in 1/2 cup dried fruit of your choice. Keep in mind that dried fruit has lots of sugar so do not go hog wild with it.

Place in an air tight container and try not to eat it all in one day.


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