I first created this recipe nearly two years ago when my family embarked on the gut healing GAPS Protocol. Even though we’ve now broadened out to a whole food lifestyle this ‘cereal’ has stood the test of time and remained a family pantry favourite!We usually have this about once a week as we tend to have a lot of cooked breakfasts (eggs, broth, leftover dinner, etc) What I love about this nourishing little muesli is that it’s so darn easy – first to create but also to serve! It stays fresh in the pantry in a sealed jar for up to a month so it’s just a breeze to have on hand. It has lots of lovely good fats from the seeds, coconut and coconut oil that will get your skin glowing and it will sustain you much more than a regular cereal.
You will love making this as much as you’ll enjoy eating it – the smell of the vanilla, honey and coconut baking is just scrumptious!
This recipe is grain free, gluten free, nut free, refined sugar free and suitable for GAPS or Paleo protocols.
Preheat oven to 160ºC.
In a large mixing bowl combine the pepitas, sunflower seeds, chia / sesame seeds, vanilla powder and sea salt.
In a small pan over low heat melt the coconut oil and honey together till runny and combined. Do not over heat!
Add the honey & coconut oil mixture to the seeds and mix through to combine well.
Line two oven trays with baking paper and evenly spread the seed mixture.
Place in the oven and turn regularly every few minutes for 10 to 15 minutes. The mixture will be getting golden.
Take the trays out and evenly add the shredded coconut. Toss through and place back in the oven for another 5 to 10 minutes. Turn regularly and watch it, the coconut can burn very easily if not turned.
Once golden take out of the oven and let cool. Add the dried fruit and mix through.
Use the baking paper to ‘funnel’ the muesli into a large jar and seal. Serve with your choice of milk or with yoghurt.
Love & glow for life,