We don’t talk much about breakfast. “What are we having for dinner?” is forever stealing the spotlight. Farmers to You offers numerous scrumptious breakfast foods (don’t get me started on that Salumi Slab Bacon!). If you don’t have time to stir a pot of oatmeal in the morning try making muesli. Muesli is the invention of a Swiss doctor looking to fortify his patients. In its simplest form muesli is a mixture of raw oats and milk. There are zillions of variations, all good.
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Snack Food...Chewy Granola Bars Print Author: Shannon Hepburn Ingredients
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1 cup rye flakes
- 2 tablespoons flax meal plus enough whole wheat flour to make ½ cup total
- 1 cup walnuts
- ½ cup dried figs
- ½ cup golden raisins or Tierra Farms raisins
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground ginger
- ⅓ cup maple syrup or agave nectar
- 2 eggs (larger rather than smaller)
- 1 - 2 tablespoons water
- Preheat oven to 350 and grease a 9x13 baking pan with butter or oil.
Muesli Print Author: adapted from Saveur Muesli is pretty much the same deal as granola, but the grains are soaked overnight (usually in milk, cream or yogurt with a squeeze of lemon) allowing for easier digestion. As with any granola recipe add what you like and omit what you don't. Ingredients
- 4 cups rye flakes
- 3 cups rolled oats
- ⅓ cup sunflower oil (or butter if you're feeling decadent)
- ⅓ cup maple syrup
- zest of one large orange
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- 1 cup raw almonds
- ½ cup walnuts
- ½ cup shelled pistachios
- 1 cup raw pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
- 1 cup dried cranberries
- 1 cup puffed brown rice
- 1 cup puffed millet
- I like to add 1 cup of Crunchy Flax cereal (made by Enjoy Life) - they are little unsweetened balls that give a satisfying crunch to the granola
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
Weekday breakfast tends to be a zippy experience. Not much time for making p-cakes, waffles, omelets, hashes – that’s weekend fare. But there are other options besides boxed cereal. Homemade granola is easy peasy to make and a boatload less expensive than purchased granola. Granola recipes beg to be fiddled with – so use either what you have on hand or what’s most calling out to you. See the list of add-ins following the recipes.