Autumn breakfast: Homemade muesli & Apples

Autumn is finally kicking in and that calls for a change in food. All of a sudden it’s still dark when I’m leaving the house early in the morning. The fresh summer breeze has switched places with a cold cutting wind. I wake up and all I want to do is turn around and go back to sleep, now more than ever. My body still needs to adjust to the abrupt change in weather. This homemade muesli with cinnamon apples is my way of holding on to that warm sleepy feeling a little longer, before heading off to work and facing the autumn weather.

Homemade muesli

Sometimes I buy muesli in the store, but muesli is actually something that you can very easily make at home. Choose your favourite nuts (walnuts, hazelnuts, almonds…) and some dried fruit you really like. Follow the recipe below and make a huge portion of homemade muesli. This muesli can be the basis for a lot of different breakfast recipes. For the ultimate autumn feeling I combined it with cinnamon apples and yoghurt. Imagine this: waking up, preparing this breakfast and before you know it your whole house smells like apple pie. Best of all: it’s much healthier than apple pie. (And so much faster to make!)

Autumn breakfast with homemade muesli and cinnamon apples

Ingredients

I could list up the specific amounts of each ingredient that I use, but I’d rather not. It all depends on the size of the baking dish that you use and your personal taste. Oatmeal, orange juice and maple syrup are essential ingredients, the rest is up to you.
– Oatmeal
– Hazelnuts
– Almonds
– Walnuts
– Pecan nuts
– Raisins
– Dried apricots
– Dried figs
– Orange juice (1 dl)
– Maple syrup ( about 5 tbs)

How to Prepare muesli & Apples?

Take a large bowl and add the oatmeal. Cut the dried fruit in tiny pieces and add it to the oatmeal. Pour the orange juice over the mixture and mix everything thoroughly. The oatmeal will absorb the orange juice. Do the same with the maple syrup.

Take a sheet of baking paper, place it in a baking dish and pour the mixture in the dish. Make sure that it is divided equally. Put it in preheated oven of 160° for about 20 min. (This may vary according to the amount of muesli. Make sure to keep an eye on the oven so it doesn’t burn.)
This muesli can be served hot or cold and you can preserve what’s left in a closed jar.


Autumn breakfast with homemade muesli and cinnamon applesHomemade muesli with cinnamon apples and yoghurt

For this recipe I added warm cinnamon apples and yoghurt. I used one apple for each person. Cut the apple in tiny pieces. Put the apples in a large pan together with a drizzle of olive oil. Spice the apples with cinnamon and fry them for a few minutes on each side.

Serve the cinnamon apples with some cold yoghurt and some homemade muesli. Et voila: autumn in a bowl! Enjoy!
Autumn breakfast with homemade muesli and cinnamon apples 

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