good start to the day With nippy mornings set to continue for the next few months
we're up for starting the day with bigger breakfasts. Yeah! Mornings on
the run with a cuppa and slice of toast just won't cut it around here. We
need food! We need fuel! Oats, nuts, yoghurt and fruit are all good to
ward off winter chills. Look no further than this great line up of
Bircher muesli, homemade toasted muesli, sometimes called granola,
yoghurt and fruit. Bircher
blessing because it HAS to be made the night before. I like a sharp tart
apple and a good squeeze or three of lemon juice in mine because I prefer
tart to sweet, but you can adjust sweetness by adding a drizzle of maple
syrup or honey. If you don't know the virtues of maple syrup, read here.
Talking of tart flavours, tamarillos can be tart, chalky and bitter, but
a little sugar transforms them. Sprinkled with brown sugar and steeped
overnight, they will ooze a gorgeous crimson juice, forming a compote by
morning. Fabulous! Sugared
You can layer them up in a glass with yoghurt, adding muesli if you like,
for a smart look.
And what about toasted muesli? Those boxes you buy at the supermarket not
only cost a fortune but are often loaded with sugar, BUT (yes, have to
make it a big BUT) toasted muesli without enough sugar is pretty dull.
Finding the right amount that works for you is crucial. Follow our recipe
here and you will have a super-food, full of nuts and seeds and oats.
Hey, but don't get addicted to it – it's for breakfast, not a daytime
snack (speaking from experience!). I can't guarantee that it will be that
much cheaper than commercially prepared muesli, but it's what is in it
that will make the difference: fresh nuts, and heaps of them, a good
range of seeds and no shrivelled up sugary-sweet pieces of dried fruit
and cheaper puffed grains. It's a joy to eat.
Our Toasted Muesli