KITCHEN CREATIONS | HOMEMADE BREAKFAST MÜSLI

Not only is homemade breakfast müsli delicious, but it also keeps me full and focused throughout the morning. I have been asked about this recipe a few times, so I figured I would share it with you all today! ☺️

What is müsli even? Besides a word with a weird looking u? Müsli is a breakfast food with raw oats at the core. What else goes into it is up to you. Nuts, seeds, cornflakes, granola clusters, whatever your heart desires! It is a popular breakfast food here in Germany and is easily found in the supermarket or just as easy to make yourself.

But what makes müsli my go-to breakfast?

It is very versatile. As someone who loves sweet, but healthy, breakfast foods, I can make this to my liking. Which is why I like using maple syrup to create some oat clusters and cocoa nibs for a touch of chocolatey goodness. But, if someone is keener on savory breakfast food, then they can easily add in nuts or seeds instead! You can also serve it several ways. With almond milk is my favorite, but you can also mix it with greek yogurt, quark, kefir or any other yogurt of choice.

It is quick and easy to make and prepare. Making a batch takes at the most, 30 minutes. On a daily basis, it takes about 3 minutes to prepare. I love overnight oats, but I always forget to prep them the night before. Müsli is quick to prepare and definitely tastes just as good.

It gives me energy and satisfies my hunger. My biggest problem with an always-on-the-go lifestyle is I am always hungry! 🙈One second I am sitting content in the library studying, the next second it sounds as if an earthquake hit because I am hungry… So I am always on the hunt for foods that keep me fuller longer, but give me energy! Müsli is perfect for that, for me! I learned that carbs are what I need to consume early on in the day to feel full and energized and oats hit the spot.

So müsli is obviously great, but why don’t I just buy it at the store?

I did for quite some time! But there is one thing sweet breakfast foods all have in common… lots and lots of sugar. While my recipe is by no means sugar-free, I do have several great whole ingredients that balance it out and I do not have to fall victim to the brutal mid-morning crash.

I also have a sensitive stomach in the sense that I bloat very easily. I find that when I prepare food myself and know exactly what it contains that I have far fewer issues. This is definitely a personal preference. I like to be aware of what my food is made out of and prefer my trusted ingredients.

No matter what, I prefer my homemade müsli over store bought because I can make it exactly to my liking! Typically, I just toss in my ingredients and use my eyes to measure, but I got out some measuring cups this time! This batch will easily last me 4 weeks. I use my handy-dandy portion fix container from my meal plan to portion it out every morning, cut up a banana, and pour over some almond milk.

Just like that, I have a delicious, filling, and healthy breakfast to start the day! 😋I hope that you enjoy this recipe. Let me know if you try it or create your own based off of it! Guten Appetit!

And if this recipe is not for you, be sure to check out my 5 healthy breakfast ideas!

With love,

Lena Marie 💕

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Homemade Breakfast Müsli
Course Breakfast, Snacks
Prep Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Course Breakfast, Snacks
Prep Time 30 minutes
Servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 300° Fahrenheit
  2. Take 2 cups of the oats and mix it with the maple syrup and chia seeds
  3. Spread out onto a baking sheet and bake until crisp (about 30 minutes)
  4. In the meantime, mix all other ingredients together in a large bowl or cereal storage container
  5. Let the oat, chia seed, maple syrup mixture cool down and then mix into the remaining ingredients
  6. Serve to your liking! Try it with almond milk, greek yogurt, quark or kefir and top with berries, a banana or an apple!
Recipe Notes

*The servings on this recipe are not accurate. It depends on what a serving size is for you. For me, it is about 1/4 cup a day and the batch lasts me 4 weeks, at least.

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5 HEALTHY BREAKFAST IDEAS

Avocado Toast, a great breakfast option!

Growing up, I always ate breakfast, but the most unhealthy breakfast possible – 2 pieces of toast (white bread at that) slathered with a nice thick coating of Nutella. I am a self-diagnosed chocoholic and personally, I find breakfast to be better sweet, rather than savory. By the time I started college and specifically, my health journey, I became conscious of how I was doing no good for my body with such a sugar filled breakfast. Since then I have been on a journey to find healthy, but tasty breakfast options that would make me excited to get out of bed!

As I got older breakfast also became less and less of a priority. I often would trade it in for a few more minutes of sleep. The thing was, breakfast was not keeping me full until lunch, I ended up just as hungry as if I had skipped breakfast! So I just skipped it all together. Upon realizing how terrible that was for my body I developed a few criteria that I value in my breakfasts:

  • It needs to taste GOOD!
  • It needs to be EASY to make!
  • It needs to keep me FULL!
  • It needs to make me EXCITED to get out of bed!

Today, I would like to share exactly these breakfast staples that fulfill these criteria, for me, with you!

SUPERFOODS SHAKE – SHAKEOLOGY

Within the last few months, I was introduced to a product called, Shakeology. It is an extremely nutrient dense protein powder, that is available in numerous flavors, that can be enjoyed in many different ways. Mix it with water or your plant-based milk of choice for a quick on-the-go breakfast that takes 2 minutes to prepare. If I am on-the-go I will mix a scoop of Café Latte Shakeology with 16 ounces of unsweetened almond milk.

Do you have 10 minutes in the morning? Then you can whip up this delicious recipe with your Shakeology. You will need:

  • 6 ice cubes
  • 1/2 cup of unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 scoop Café Latte Shakeology

This recipe truly tastes like a chocolate coffee milkshake, so much so it’s hard to believe that you are actually fueling your body with incredible ingredients!

You also might ask, does this really keep me full? And the answer is yes, it really does. No matter what I always eat a mid-morning snack and I don’t get any hungrier after having “just” a shake than when I have a full blown breakfast!

CHOCOLATE ZUCCHINI OATS

Zucchini, for breakfast? You read it right! I don’t know about you, but I struggle to eat enough vegetables daily! And roasted veggies and salads get boring, so why not hide vegetables in something yummy? Zucchini oats are the perfect solution. You essentially make oatmeal, just the same as you would normally, but substitute half of the oats with shredded zucchini. Not only do you get in an extra serving of vegetables this way, but it also adds volume to your oats and keeps your fuller longer! And, you don’t even taste the zucchini!

I chose to go the chocolatey route with this breakfast recipe, but you can go whatever flavor direction you want too! The basics that you will need are:

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup (packed) shredded zucchini
  • unsweetened plant milk or water to your desired consistency

After that, you can customize it all you want – cinnamon, cocoa powder, dried cherries, maple syrup, nuts, seeds, you name it!

Inspiration from Smart Nutrition.

CHOCOLATE BANANA OAT COOKIES

Contrary to popular belief, cookies are not just for dessert! These cookies legitimately have 3 ingredients – bananas, oats, and chocolate chips. And instead of chocolate chips, you could easily substitute nuts or dried fruit and you could also add in chia seeds for more protein!

You can throw them together on a Sunday during meal prep or throughout the week since they only need 5 minutes to prep and 15 minutes to bake! These are perfect if you know you will need a grab and go breakfast solution. Maybe hardboil some eggs and take one or two with you as well and boom, you have a simple, but healthy breakfast!

OVERNIGHT OATS

“I didn’t have time” used to be my go-to excuse for why I did not eat breakfast, but honestly, that’s the lamest excuse ever! Overnight oats are a fantastic option for those of you who, like me, leave yourself exactly enough time to workout and get ready, and not to eat. The flavor options are endless! Here too you need a few basic ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2-2/3 cup unsweetened plant based milk
  • chia seeds  (optional, but I always add them in!)

To take it up a notch you can channel your favorite flavors – cookie dough, cake batter, Reeses, fruit cobbler, you get the picture! Just add in the extra ingredients and you have something delicious, filling and healthy (depending on your toppings, don’t overdo it!)!

The recipe I used in the image above is from POPSUGAR, Coconut Chocolate Almond Overnight Oats. Seriously, an Almond Joy for breakfast is possible!

AVOCADO TOAST

Avocado toast has become oh so trendy these days, for a good reason. Even for a sweet breakfast lover, this is a yummy savory option! It is a great option for a well-balanced filling breakfast! It also is super simple and relatively quick to make!

For 2 pieces of avocado toast you will need:

  • 2 pieces of bread
  • 1/2 of an avocado
  • 2 eggs poached or sunny side up
  • lemon juice
  • choice of seasonings

I use a bread from a local bakery made specifically for active people (it has chia seeds, quark among many other great ingredients). I mash up one avocado and mix in some lemon juice to keep it fresh and give it some zestiness. Half of the mashed avocado is the perfect amount for 2 pieces of toast! Store the remaining avocado with the avocado pit in an airtight container for the next day! Then I will cook up some poached eggs and put them on top and season it with some salt and pepper.

Carbs, healthy fat and protein are all included in this delicious breakfast recipe!

It is safe to say that my breakfast habits have done 180° in the last few years. I now make sure to at least have options that are grab-and-go ready for the mornings where I am running behind. But, taking the time on Sunday to prep a few bowls of overnight oats or waking up early to whip up a batch of zoats is something I enjoy greatly and helps me kick off the day on the right foot!

I now stay fuller longer, I am alert, and I just feel good! Breakfast truly can make or break your day – make sure you to fuel your body properly!

What are your favorite healthy breakfast recipes?

With love,

Lena Marie