Set up your week for success by starting the day out right. This make-ahead toasted muesli mix takes the thinking out of breakfast and provides optimum fuel and nutrition for folks on the go!
Keyword: homemade muesli, Toasted Muesli
4cupsold-fashioned rolled oatsnot quick-cooking
1cupunsweetened shredded coconut
¼teaspoonfreshly grated nutmeg
¼teaspooncoarse ground Kosher salt
1cup1% or skim milk per serving
stone fruit compote
Preheat oven to 325.
For the make-ahead muesli:
Line a large baking sheet with foil or parchment. In a large airtight container, combine the oats, nuts, coconut, chia seeds, salt, and spices. Place the lid on a shake to combine thoroughly. Place the oat mixture on the baking sheet and spread out evenly. Reserve the airtight container for storage once the oat mixture is toasted.
Toast the oat mixture for 15-20 minutes, stirring occasionally for even browning, until golden brown. Cool to room temperature and store in the large airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 weeks or up to a month in the refrigerator.
Place ¾ cup muesli mixture in a jar or bowl. Add 1 cup milk to just enough to cover the top. Cover and refrigerate overnight and up to 8 hours. When ready to eat, top with stone fruit compote, if desired. See below for other topping suggestions.
Serving and flavor suggestions: 1. Apple cinnamon - combine ½ cup unsweetened applesauce, 1 tablespoon maple syrup and 1 teaspoon cinnamon with the muesli mix and milk before refrigeration. 2. Jams and fruit butters - swirl in your favorite flavor when you add milk to muesli mix and let flavors marry overnight. Pumpkin butter or cherry preserves would be delicious! 3. Peanut butter - add powdered peanut butter to the milk and oats before refrigeration.