Dark Chocolate Raspberry Muesli
If you've never had muesli, it's a cereal made with uncooked oats, plus nuts, seeds, and fruit. You can eat it hot or cold, and it's filling (without being heavy) and loaded with good nutrition (like fiber and protein). It's also just-slightly sweet, unlike a lot of traditional granolas that taste more like dessert than breakfast. If you like oatmeal but don't dig the texture of overnight oats, this is for you!
Servings 12 servings
- 2½ cups old-fashioned rolled oats not quick oats
- ½ cup slivered almonds or chopped nuts of your choice
- ⅓ cup raw pepitas shelled pumpkin seeds
- 1 cup whole grain cereal flakes such as Uncle Sam cereal or crispy brown rice cereal
- ¾ cup freeze-dried raspberries or strawberries see Note
- ½ cup finely chopped bittersweet chocolate about 2 ounces
- ¼ cup chia or hemp seeds
Preheat the oven to 350◦F.
Combine the oats, almonds, and pepitas on a baking sheet and spread out. Bake for about 12 minutes, until the oats are lightly toasted and the pepitas begin to brown. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 15 minutes.
Transfer the oats, almonds, and pepitas to a large bowl. Add the cereal, freeze-dried raspberries, chocolate, and chia seeds. Stir well. The chocolate may melt slightly and form little clumps, which is part of the muesli’s appeal.
Store in an airtight container. Shake the container to evenly distribute the ingredients before serving with milk or yogurt.
Calories: 173kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 9g | Sodium: 10mg | Sugar: 4g