Both of my daughters had this for breakfast in different combinations for a very long time! If you’re making this for kids, just make sure they’re old enough to have sesame seeds and you can substitute any ingredient with whatever grains or seeds you can find in the market… It keeps very well in a sealed sterilized jar. Here’s the combination I made for my almost-1-year-old son:
(Fits a large pickle jar)
300g Old Fashioned Rolled Oats (not the QuakerOats our grandmas put in everything!
20g Coarse Ground Flaxseed
25g Chia Seeds
25g Sesame Seeds
20g Sunflower Seeds
Preheat your oven to 180 degrees. Place a medium bowl on a scale and weigh all the dry ingredients then add the apple juice and mix with a spatula. Place them on a baking sheet in the oven for about 20-30 minutes.
Now for the dry fruit compote; try, whenever possible, to get unsulphured dry fruits, the sulphur is what keeps apricots orange, the natural “sun-dried” method will leave them black and yummy but unfortunately not attractive on a supermarket shelf, like every other unhealthy “shiny” product! I try to buy organic whenever I can, I found that Bob’s Red Mill have great choices.
75g Unsulphured dried apricots
75g Figs, tough stalks removed
50g Pitted Medjool Dates
Put them in the small bowl of your food processor or in the mini chopper of your hand blender and pulse away until it forms a paste. Place in a sterilized glass jar.
To Cook Your Muesli:
1/4 cup Muesli
1 Tsp Compote
3/4 cup Milk or Water
Family of Four:
1 cup Muesli
1 or 2 TBS of Compote
3 Cups Milk
*Add a bit of grated or puréed fresh fruit like apple, blueberries or strawberries.
It should take about 18 minutes to cook, use cold or room temp. liquids. Put everything in a small saucepan on medium heat just until it starts to boil then reduce to a simmer. Once done you can add a dash of milk to cool it down and make it a bit runnier.
*Note: for little babies you may want to pulse the muesli before cooking in a blender so it forms a powder. I like it chunky so they get used to chewing and swallowing. The older they get, you can skip the compote and just throw in some whole sultanas, raisins, goji berries or dry blueberries to the sauce pan.