A delicious, easy homemade muesli recipe with orange, pomegranate and pumpkin seeds. Ready in 5 minutes.
Why make this recipe?
This delicious recipe is full of natural wholefoods and easy to make. It’s nut-free, oil-free and refined sugar-free. If you use certified gluten-free oats it can also be a great gluten-free breakfast.
I like to use orange, apple and banana in my recipes because they’re readily available and affordable.
Rather than make muesli with lots of different nuts, seeds and dried fruits, I prefer to use a few select ingredients and then change them up each season so that I never get bored.
I also find that by using fewer ingredients it's helpful to my digestion as there's less work for it to do.
What’s in this recipe?
Homemade Muesli Ingredients
Oats - I like to use rolled oats that have been certified gluten-free. Rolled oats are not raw. They will have been lightly steamed and/or roasted before rolling.
If you prefer to use steel cut oats please remember to soak them overnight before using in muesli as this will soften them so they’re easier for your body to digest.
A good raw swap for oats here is to use soaked buckwheat groats or sprouted quinoa.
Pumpkin Seeds - raw, un-roasted pumpkin seeds (also known as pepitas) are large, flat and dark green in colour. They're rich in magnesium and zinc and high in protein and fibre. Sunflower seeds make a good alternative if you prefer those.
Flax Seeds - a good source of omega-3 minerals and fibre. This is an easy way to include flax seeds in our diets. For better absorption, I like to grind them in my blender just before using. An alternative would be sesame seeds.
Orange - adding citrus fruit like orange, satsuma or clementine will turn your muesli into a juicy, mouth-watering experience.
Banana - use ripe bananas which have speckled brown skins. The riper the banana is, the sweeter it will be. Bananas are both filling and sustaining which, in my mind, makes them great to eat any time of the day.
Pomegranate Arils - add vibrant pink juicy pops of sweet and slightly tart flavour. Pomegranates are full of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. I just love pomegranate recipes.
How to make a bigger batch for meal prep.
If you like to meal prep and prefer to make a bigger batch of muesli to enjoy each week, then you can store homemade muesli in mason jars and omit the fruit until it’s time to serve.
A good ratio I find is 1 cup of oats to a quarter cup of mixed seeds.
- 1 cup rolled oats
- ¼ mixed seeds
- 2 cups rolled oats
- ½ cup mixed seeds
- 4 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup mixed seeds
For other breakfast ideas check out the following recipes:
- Raspberry buckwheat breakfast smoothie.
- Orange and pomegranate muesli bowl.
- Red berry chia pudding.
- Strawberry coconut chia pudding.
- Blueberry squash smoothie bowl.
Homemade muesli with orange & pomegranate
- A bowl.
- Chopping board.
- A paring knife
- 1 clementine, satsuma or mandarin orange.
- 1 large banana.
- 4 tablespoon gluten-free rolled oats. not raw
- 2 tablespoon pomegranate seeds.
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds.
- 1 tablespoon flax seeds.
- your favourite plant milk.
- Place the dried seeds and rolled oats into a bowl and lightly mix.
- Peel and slice the orange and banana into bite size pieces then add to the bowl.
- Sprinkle over the pomegranate seeds and serve with your choice of plant milk or dairy-free yogurt.
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I’m off for some tea.
Love raw food.