Muesli recipe and other great back to school breakfasts below!

Powerhouse Muesli

Foodie Lit

School's around the corner, (whatever form it takes!) and this Muesli is a powerhouse of energy, perfect for mornings! Delicious and sure to be a favorite with your breakfast gang! (It's also great for snacks!)

This is a favorite go to breakfast because my pantry usually has all the ingredients and the Muesli can be made ahead of time. Talk about convenient! Try eating muesli with fresh diced banana, a drizzle of maple syrup and lots of cold milk. This homemade Muesli is a great alternative to commercial cold cereal, made from uncooked grains and mixed with dried fruit and nuts. Make the Muesli in the bulk version and always have some available. Have your kids help--breakfast will taste even better. This Muesli is also a great salad topper!

 

Recipe is below and links to other great breakfasts and snacks as school begins.

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The difficulties of ex-felons reestablishing themselves is a main part of A Girl Like That. Author Mary Flinn told me, “Elle knows too well the effects of prejudice on her life. Despite her good looks and talent for acting, she is rarely able to experience kindness from her peers or their families…. Elle doesn’t understand how to trust others and comes to expect disappointment at every turn.”  She has developed the lack of self-esteem of so many ex-felons. “I never heard the words I love you from anyone other than Granny.” 

 

This is a wonderful and complex story of second chances.

Powerhouse Muesli

 

Yield 2 servings

½ cup rolled oats

¼ steel cut oats

¼ cup oat bran

¼ cup raisins

¼ cup sliced almonds

1 tablespoon sunflower seeds

1 tablespoon chia seeds

½ teaspoon cinnamon

¼ teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon maple syrup

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup milk of choice

1. Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Cover and store in refrigerator until ready to eat.

2. To serve, eat as is for a great crunch taste, or top with extra milk, cut up fruit, such as banana, mango, blueberries or strawberries, yogurt, shredded coconut and a drizzle of more sweetener or even vanilla protein powder. Keeps in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

 

Bulk version: for 10 servings

 

2 ½ cups rolled oats

1 ¼ cups steel cut oats

1 ¼ cups oat bran

1 ¼ cups raisins

1 ¼ cups sliced almonds

5 tablespoons sunflower seeds

5 tablespoons chia seeds

2 ½ teaspoons cinnamon

1 ¼ teaspoons salt

  1. Mix together and store in a tightly covered container in a cool pantry up to a month.

  2. When ready to serve, add per 2 servings:

1½ cups mix

1 tablespoon maple syrup

1 cup milk of choice

1 teaspoon vanilla

expandthetable suggestions

Vegan: Use a nut, seed, coconut or soy milk.

Gluten free: Use gluten free oats and oat bran, such as Bob's Red Mill.

Dairy free: Use a dairy free milk.

Soy Free: Us any milk other than soy.

Diabetic: Use Stevia in place of maple syrup, using conversion amounts on package

Great Back to School Breakfasts and Snacks

Egg Muffins 

Homemade Pancake-Waffle Mix 

Brown Sugar Bran Muffin 

Muffin Tin Meals 

Pumpkin Pecan Loaf 

5 Easy and Healthy Snacks 

Snacks for the Playground  

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