Why this Recipe Works:
- The pumpkin pie spice adds the taste of fall to every bite.
- Adding dried fruit gives a natural sweetness, without adding any sugar.
- Pumpkin seeds are both seasonally appropriate and give this muesli a bit of added crunch.
Pumpkin Spice Museli
- 3 cups rolled oats
- ½ cup dried cranberries
- ½ cup shredded coconut
- ⅓ cup pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
- ⅓ cup sunflower seeds
- ¼ cup ground flax
- 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
- Mix 3 cups of rolled oats with ½ cup each of dried cranberries and coconut, ⅓ cup of pumpkin seeds, ⅓ cup of sunflower seeds, ¼ cup of ground flax and 2 teaspoons of pumpkin pie spice.
- To serve, add ½ cup of the muesli to a bowl, and top with milk of choice. You can also add in Greek yogurt, kefir, chopped apples or peanut butter. Let it sit for 5-10 minutes to soak up the milk and soften. It can also be used to top a bowl of yogurt or use as you would granola.
Use certified gluten-free oats if needed.
- Store your homemade muesli in a glass jar with a lid to keep it fresh and make pouring easy.
- Use your favorite nuts, seeds and dried fruits. Some options include raisins, dried cherries, chopped walnuts, pecans or almonds.
- My favorite way to enjoy it is mixed with half almond milk, half Greek yogurt, and topped with chopped apple and a sprinkle of cinnamon.
- What kinds of oats do I use?
The traditional rolled oats are what I used, since they are a little more hearty than instant or quick oats. Use certified gluten-free oats if needed.
- How do I serve it?
You can eat it like cereal, simply topping a bowl with milk. Letting it sit for a few minutes gives the oats time to soften. You can also heat it up with milk if you prefer a warm breakfast or mix with yogurt or kefir. Top it with chopped apple, or extra cinnamon per my recommendation.
- What if I don’t have ground flax?
You can simply leave it out or add a couple tablespoons of chia seeds instead. You can swap out any of the nuts/seeds/fruit for what you prefer or have on hand. The ones I added just seems more “fall-like” to me.