June 29, 2016
Blueberry Muesli

Blueberry Muesli! A healthy, vegan and gluten-free breakfast that’s packed with fiber and nutrition. So simple to make! 

Blueberry Muesli! A healthy, vegan and gluten-free breakfast that's packed with fiber and nutrition. So simple to make! | www.delishknowledge.com
Ironically, this is one of those dishes that I would drag my feet to make, let alone eat. Homemade muesli with nuts, seeds and fresh fruit is something that I would have praised as a great choice to my clients, but avoided myself. (I’m really selling this recipe, aren’t I? Um, we’ll get to the turning point soon. Spoiler alert- I love it.)

I went through an obsessive oatmeal phase in high school that has left me scarred with how I view oatmeal today.  I ate my body weight (and then some) during that phase and now, well, it has to be really, really good oatmeal for me to enjoy it. (The ONE exception- my baked oatmeal. It doesn’t have an oatmeal porridge texture, which is why I think I love it so much. Sometimes overnight oats are OK too.)

But then, BL and I headed down to New Zealand this winter and oatmeal/muesli is EVERYWHERE for breakfast. Little coffee shops, cafes and hotel restaurants all boasting about their bowls of muesli to start the day. Something weird happens to me when I travel and see the local food available. Even if I wouldn’t eat it here, I have to have it when I’m there. (See also fermented everything in Prague and baked beans for breakfast in England).

I’m not exaggerating when I say that two bites into my cherry muesli bowl in Queenstown and I was hooked. Hooked with a capital H. BL asked for a bite and I gave him the teeniest, tiniest little nibble of my spoon. Gah, I didn’t want to share this beautiful bowl of goodness! I got the exact same thing the next day, and the rest is history.

Blueberry Muesli! A healthy, vegan and gluten-free breakfast that's packed with fiber and nutrition. So simple to make! | www.delishknowledge.com

I think many of you may feel the same way about oatmeal. So, even if you think that you aren’t a fan of a morning bowl of oats, you must try this muesli bowl. It’s oatmeal, but not really. Thick, creamy and studded with lots of texture, it’s a wholesome way to get in a lot of nutrients before 9AM.

I’m having a love affair with blueberries lately, so I knew I wanted to use them in this bowl. (Also, I can get a pint for $0.99 at my local farmers market, so #winning). Per usual, this recipe is adaptable to whatever you have on hand. Strawberries, cherries, raspberries, mango- it all works. If it tastes good in your hand, it will take good in this muesli.

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Muesli is similar to overnight oats in texture, but with a little more brightness. When I first fell in love with muesli in New Zealand, they serve theirs with plenty of local, grass-fed yogurt, which makes you feel like you are eating oatmeal ice cream for breakfast. In the best possible way. 

I kept this bowl dairy-free, but you are welcome to add in a dollop of yogurt for a creamier bowl. Lastly, this recipe will work (and taste great) with regular almond milk, but if you want the best muesli bowl of your life, try it with homemade almond milk instead. It’s a few extra steps, but not too much work, an totally worth it.

Blueberry Muesli! A healthy, vegan and gluten-free breakfast that's packed with fiber and nutrition. So simple to make! | www.delishknowledge.com

I hope you’ll join me on the oatmeal love train and make this bowl of muesli soon! Oh, and the absolute best part about this breakfast!? You make it the night before so it’s ready in the morning when you wake up!

Considering my mornings are one of the most hectic parts of the day, I love a breakfast that I don’t have to do anything to – except grabbing a spoon to eat.

Blueberry Muesli! A healthy, vegan and gluten-free breakfast that's packed with fiber and nutrition. So simple to make! | www.delishknowledge.com

If you try this recipe, let me know! Leave a comment, rate it, and tag your Instagram photos with #delishknowledge . I absolutely love seeing your creations. Happy cooking! 

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Blueberry Muesli! A healthy, vegan and gluten-free breakfast that's packed with fiber and nutrition. So simple to make! | www.delishknowledge.com

Blueberry Muesli

  • Author: Alex Caspero
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: breakfast, healthy, vegan, glutenfree, muesli, oats
  • Cuisine: breakfast

Description

Blueberry Muesli! A healthy, vegan and gluten-free breakfast that’s packed with fiber and nutrition. So simple to make!


  • Author: Alex Caspero
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: breakfast, healthy, vegan, glutenfree, muesli, oats
  • Cuisine: breakfast
  • Author: Alex Caspero
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: breakfast, healthy, vegan, glutenfree, muesli, oats
  • Cuisine: breakfast
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Ingredients

  • 1 ripe banana, sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups vanilla almond milk (homemade is best for a creamy, thick muesli)
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons pure maple syrup, plus more for drizzling
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup toasted almond slivers
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries, plus more for topping

Instructions

  1. Combine the banana and 1/2 cup vanilla almond milk in a blender and puree until thick. Pour into a large bowl and add the remaining ingredients.
  2. Whisk together until combined and cover. Refrigerate for at least 6 hours, preferably overnight.
  3. Divide into two bowls and top with blueberries and drizzle with maple syrup!

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  1. Hello, have just discovered your blog and loving your recipes but was wondering if you include the nutrition values anywhere? Calories, carbs, protein etc etc

    • Hi Alida– I do put the nutrition information on some recipes. I’m slowly trying to add them to all recipes except for desserts– but it’s a work in progress!

  2. I completely agree with you – I frequently recommend muesli to clients but have never actually made it myself. This recipe looks so much easier than I was thinking! Pinning this to make this weekend 🙂

  3. Looks delicious! I grew up on muesli and fermented milk. Now I enjoy it with everything from kefir to yogurt to almond milk. I still have to try making my own almond milk…I know once I do it will be hard to go back!

  4. Looks delicious! I grew up on muesli and fermented milk. Now I enjoy it with everything from kefir to yogurt to almond milk. I still have to try making my own almond milk…I know once I do it will be hard to go back!

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