Healthy Muesli Recipes: Nothing Better Than Homemade! [+Bonus Recipe]
Summer is coming we all getting ready to go to the beach, healthy routines and looking after the body! It happens every years, time to get healthy. In reality it seems quite silly that for some reasons people become more aware of their body, their health, their looks only when summer comes, but that’s another post for another day. Let’s talk about healthy food, and what’s better than starting a day with some nutritious muesli? And what’s more nutritious than some healthy muesli recipes that you can prepare at home?
I have tried a few mixes and by far this is my favorite muesli recipe that it’s easy to do, and super quick to put together.
The Healthy Breakfast
Healthy and sweet, is an ideal way to start your day and if healthy and sweet means a good dose of fibers, proteins and slow-absorbing carbohydrates,what’s better than that!
Whether you are having a snack or a full breakfast muesli are an excellent choice and you can have them with any vegetable milk, almond, coconut, rice milk or even a soy yogurt; the only thing you have to do is decide.
Oats, chocolate, coconut and nuts Muesli
Is it worth to make muesli at home?
True enough there are plenty of brands and flavors out there where you can pick any type of muesli you like, the problem is that most of those who are in the market carry granola and the granola is a mixture of oatmeal, sugar or honey and oil, which
once baked creates flakes of crunchy muesli.
Because of the honey or sugar and oil, this type of muesli might not be the best choice for breakfast every day especially if you are trying to control your weight or have diabetes, or simply do not want to overeat sugary stuff!
For this reason, the best way to prepare muesli is if you do it at home by yourself without oil and without sugar, with the ingredients that you like the most and if you can (even better) organic products.
Not only the muesli will taste better and be healthier but they will be also cheaper in the long run!
How to make homemade oatmeal and cocoa muesli
- 500 g of whole oat flakes
- 150 g of coconut flakes
- 250 g of assorted nuts
- 180 g of dark chocolate in tablet
- 100 g of vegan cereals with chocolate flavor
- 250 of Vegetable milk (any kind) or a vegetable yogurt of your choice
Preparation time: only 10 minutes
- Cut the chocolate and nuts into small pieces.
- Add all the ingredients in a bowl and mix them well and that’s it!
- Store in the pantry in a hermetically sealed container
A Few Tips
When you buy the chocolate cereals try to choose one with reduced amount of sugar.
Still do not worry about it too much, because the amount of cereals per 1 kg of muesli is very low. You can even do without them for a 100% healthy muesli.
If you fancy adding something extra you can add to the mixture some dehydrated raisins, blueberries, pineapple or mango, pumpkin seeds and sunflower, sesame, or Chia seeds; by doing so you are really creating a super fuel for your body.
So now that we have seen how simple it is to prepare a Homemade muesli recipe, let’s talk about some other ideas for breakfast and because I have a bit of a sweet tooth and I LOVE croissants, I want to share with you as a little BONUS this Vegan Croissant Recipe that is by far My number one croissant recipes ever!!!
No Butter No Eggs Whole Grain Vegan Croissant
This is a recipe for a homemade vegan croissant that is delicious by itself or filled with chocolate, jam or any fruit jam that you like.
It will take a little time to get it done, but I can promise you it is WORTHY 100%! By the end you will have a croissant that will literally melt in the mouth.
And this time is not gonna be one of those croissants that you buy the frozen pastry at the store and just put together the rest at home…no no no; this time we are preparing everything from scratch!
(This is a recipe that should give you approximately 20 small vegan croissants )
- 2 g of dry yeast for bread or 7 g of fresh yeast
- 50 g of water
- 50 g of wheat flour
- 100 g whole wheat flour
- 50 g of wheat flour
- 100 g of strength flour
- 35 g of water
- 40 g of vegetable milk
- 85 g of sugar
- 60 g of vegetable oil
- 1 tablespoon of vanilla essence
- 1 pinch of salt
Preparation time: 10 minutes for the dough and….don’t give up on me now… 9 hours of rest. I know you think, way too long, but remember we can freeze the croissants once they are done and you can eat them for the next 20 days!
Mix the first three ingredients of our list in a bowl until you get a creamy texture.
Let it rest for an hour, covered with plastic wrap or a cloth.
Add the rest of the ingredients to the dough that we have made. When you add the ingredients start with the dry ones (flours, sugar and salt) and add the liquids little by little.
Knead well until you get a compact, smooth and smooth ball.
Let it stand for 2 hours.
Divide the dough into two parts. Stretch them to a 2-3 mm thickness
Cut them into triangles and put a teaspoon of vegan cocoa cream or jam on the widest part of you triangle.
Roll the croissant from the outside to the tip of the triangle and let it rest on a tray with baking paper for 5-6 hours; if you can do it all night it’s even better.
With a kitchen brush, soak the croissants with vegetable milk and bake at 180 ° for 15-20 minutes until golden brown.
As you can see it seems a lot of time at the beginning but in reality the preparation in itself is really quick and is the stand by part that requires a few hours. Maybe you can go, sit down, read a book or even better, prepare the dough in the afternoon so you can let it rest all night, you can go to bed and the morning after the croissant will be ready to be baked for breakfast. Can you imagine the smell of freshly baked croissants in the kitchen?
I am sure you can!
A few Tips
If you want to shorten the preparation time and reduce it to half, you can double the amount of yeast; still if you want to have the best croissants possible, the original recipes and the 9 hours waiting time are the ideal, and will get you the best results.
Fill the whole vegan croissant with a piece of dark chocolate, jam or fruit jam, or even a home made marmalade.
If you want, you can sprinkle some icing sugar or nuts on top
So this is it for me; I have written the recipe and now I am literally hungry, and my mouth is watering so I am going to leave you, go to the kitchen and start prepare some for myself.
I hope you’ve enjoyed the recipes and if you have any tips you want to share please leave them in the comments below. Do you have a favorite breakfast? Is there any recipes you would like to know?
May you all have a blessed day an till the next time…enjoy your croissants!