Monday, 16 June 2014

A breakfast jar: homemade muesli with cinnamon, soy yoghurt and a blueberry syrup






Instagram is a great place to find inspiration for breakfast. Recently, I've come across the idea of a breakfast jar which offers endless possibilities of delicious layers all combined in a jam jar! From chia pudding with fresh fruit to granola and yoghurt and much much more. Having made my own muesli, I decided to give this idea a go, and ended up with three delightful layers. I won't put quantities for this recipe as you might want more or less according to how hungry you are!

Cinnamon Blueberry Muesli Breakfast Jar:


Alpro Simply Plain Soy Yoghurt  (or any other yoghurt you like)
Muesli ( my homemade muesli recipe)
Blueberry syrup ( 1 tbsp of maple syrup heated with 3 tbsp of blueberries until it forms a jam- like consistency)
Top with flaxseeds and chia seeds and a sprinkling of cinnamon. 


I began with a layer of yoghurt, then added some of the blueberry syrup, then the muesli and continued until I had several layers. I then topped with 1tbsp of flaxseeds and 1tsp of chia seeds and a sprinkling of cinnamon, for one serving. 




My Homemade Muesli Recipe (dairy- free, nut- free and wheat- free)

                            

For my first ever post on my new blog I thought that I should begin with a recipe for breakfast (or for anytime of the day if you're like me!). Recently I found a brand called Pertwood Organic Farm which makes delicious mueslis, including one which is dairy- free, nut- free and wheat- free.

Being allergic to nuts and several other things, I was very excited to try their 'Fruit and Seeds'. I loved it so much that I would go through one box quite quickly; as a student this was becoming expensive so I decided to try and make up my own recipe. I ended up with a delicious, healthy muesli with no added sugar which should last for a long time and save me a lot of money!

I buy a 1.5kg bag of porridge oats from Sainsbury's range for £1.60 which lasts me quite a while at a very good price. I will list the price for the rest of the ingredients below which I bought from Holland & Barrett.

My homemade dairy-free, nut-free and wheat- free muesli:


Makes enough for 1 jar or about 780 g

150 grams of oat flakes (£0.16)
150 grams of barley flakes (£0.38)
100 grams of sultanas (£0.60)
 50 grams of dried apricots (£0.30)
150 grams of rye flakes (£0.40)
50 grams of sunflower seeds (£0.50)
 30 grams of linseeds (£0.24)
 50 grams of pumpkin seeds (£0.80)
Optional: half a teaspoon of cinnamon 


Measure all of the ingredients and mix well. I also like to use a spirtle, or any wooden spoon would be fine, to break down some of the oats and seeds so that there's a mix of fine and whole flakes.

Serve with cold milk and enjoy!

I like to pour the milk and leave it for a few minutes so that the muesli soaks up some of the milk and becomes thicker.