Oats aren’t usually my first choice when it comes to breakfast food. Hot porridge just doesn’t taste right in the summer months and I find shop-bought granola too sweet.
Muesli, which I sometimes have, is essentially raw oats often mixed with dried fruit and nuts. In this recipe I have used the idea of combining raw oats with fruit, making a few adjustments. I am using fresh seasonal fruit rather than dried fruit and the oats are quickly toasted to release more flavour.
The oats are toasted along with some seeds as well as cinnamon, which will add even more flavour and goodness to your breakfast. Not to mention the aroma that will fill your kitchen. And since the whole toasting operation takes only a couple of minutes you can have freshly made, nutritious, fragrant muesli every day. Just add the fruit, a dollop of yogurt, drizzle with maple syrup, honey or agave syrup and enjoy!
3 tablespoons porridge oats
1 tablespoon flaxseed
1 tablespoon chia
2/3 teaspoon cinnamon powder
2 heaped tablespoons thick yogurt
1/2 cup fresh strawberries
Maple syrup (or agave or honey) for drizzling (about 1tablespoon)
In a pan toast the oats, seeds and cinnamon for 1-2 minutes stirring continuously. Transfer into a bowl, add the yogurt, strawberries and drizzle with maple syrup.
I have entered this recipe in this month’s Simple and in Season hosted by Katie over at www.feedingboys.co.uk