November 10, 2014
This Paleo Muesli with dates and nuts smells, looks and tastes really yummy. It consists of different types of nuts, coconut, dates and cinnamon. Super simple and delicious. It is beautiful served with some coconut yoghurt and fresh berries, or some fresh nut milk. You can even eat the Paleo Muesli as a snack, like a home made trail mix, or sprinkle it on some cut up fruit.
Even though we eat a lot of vegetarian and vegan dishes in our household, I love the paleo philosophy and lifestyle. It embraces a way of eating that is free from gluten, sugar and dairy (with a few exceptions depending on how deeply you adopt a paleo lifestyle). One thing is sure. There are heaps of beautiful paleo recipes you can cook that are gluten, dairy and sugar free. This Paleo Muesli recipe I have created is one of them.
I came up with this idea recently because I wanted to make a beautiful breakfast cereal that everyone in my family could enjoy. Some of my family members have embraced the Paleo lifestyle so I’ve been making an effort to incorporate more paleo-based meals into our everyday eating as my way of showing support. Kind of like walking alongside them as they travel on their journey. The offshoot has been that I realised that we actually eat a lot of paleo meals anyway, especially sweet treats, salads and dinners. Breakfast cereals are a little trickier, so this recipe is my contribution to the Paleo breakfast space. I hope you enjoy it!
In this recipe I bake the Paleo Muesli mix. However, you don’t have to bake the muesli if you want a raw option. Simply process the ingredients and store in an air tight container in the fridge.
Pre-heat your oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
You can create this muesli in one of two ways – by hand or with a food processor.
If you are making this by hand, then chop your dates into small pieces and chop your nuts into small chunks with a large knife. Roughly chop the coconut flakes. Add all of the ingredients to a large mixing bowl and mix until well combined.
If you are making this in a food processor with an S blade, add the dates first and process them until they have been chopped into small pieces. This will take some time and will be quite noisy. Add your almonds and chop them until they have been chopped into larger chunks. Add your remaining nuts and the coconut flakes and process until they have been chopped into the consistency you like. You may like to keep the muesli in larger chunks or process it until the nuts have broken down more. It’s up to you!
Line two baking trays with baking paper and spoon the Paleo Muesli mixture onto the two trays. Bake in a pre-heated oven for 10 minutes. Remove and allow to cool before storing in a glass or air tight container in your pantry.
Place your dates in the Thermomix bowl and chop on speed 8 for 5 seconds. Add the almonds and chop on speed 8 for 2 seconds. Add the remaining ingredients and mix on reverse speed 5 for 5 seconds.
Here is a great way to serve this yummy Paleo Muesli. Put two spoonfuls of sugar free coconut yoghurt (I like Coyo Natural coconut yoghurt) in a breakfast bowl. Add one organic banana that you’ve cut into rounds and a small handful of organic frozen mixed berries. Top this with 1/4 to 1/3 cup of the Paleo Muesli, depending on how hungry you are, and then sprinkle with a few goji berries. Yum!
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