Bloo’s Boost Brekky

Brekky boost

Muesli, it’s one of those things that brings a bit of fear and trepidation for many due to it’s terrible opinions of nearest and dearest saying things like “it tastes like chaff”. I mean horses love their chaff, doesn’t mean humans do right?

Like many, my mother was one who used to say rude things about muesli often but for some unexplained reason it used to end up in our cupboard from time to time. Her way of explaining it away is that she added her own fruit and nuts to it. To a kid that seemed a bit rebellious and fancy so I thought she was a genius. Let’s be fair though at 5 when she put a cut up banana on my cornflakes I thought she was a food genius too so the comparison didn’t have far to reach.

What I didn’t realise until I was older is that Granola or as it was known when I was a kid “Toasted Museli” was the same stuff as my mother used to complain about smothered in honey or maple syrup and chucked in the oven for a while. To me it was this incredible cruchy yumminess that I didn’t have to eat with milk. I could and used to sneak handfuls of it on the rare times it was in the house and go and hide under my bed or up a tree or down the woods with my treasure and think I was very clever.

I have always had a problem with cereal. Most of it gets far too soggy to be pleasant far too quickly and has put me off for years and years. What I really didn’t put together until fairly recently is that the milk put me off too. It always left a sour taste in my mouth and that mixed with soggy cornflakes was not my idea of a good time. Porridge as well was a nightmare for me, my mother used to add raisins and it made it slimey. Soggy and slimey are not taste textures I am happy to have in my mouth especially first thing in the morning.

Now I have spent lots of years studying and figuring out the best forms of breakfast cereal for me are and frankly this Brekky Boost Museli actually has hit all the right buttons for me. It’s amazing with dairy free yoghurt for me, my son actually really enjoys it and if I wanted to for something different I could toast it off in the oven and turn it into an amazing toasted version without breaking a sweat. Oh and the biggest biggy button of all, it doesn’t break the bank. I made a months worth which is the following recipe for around £10. Considering what we spend on muesli at the shops for less than a weeks worth I am calling this a win!!!

What I did first was add half a bag of gluten free oats into a bowl. Then started adding the walnuts, sunflower seeds and hemp seeds. I even did this at my desk as it was easier for me than standing in the kitchen that day.


Next came the Almonds, chia seeds, sesame seeds and coconut. IMG_2223

I have to admit I was a little concerned at this point that the seeds a would disappear to the bottom of the bowl when I mixed it until I did this …

Chopped up the figs, dates and apricots into small pieces. The banana chips were an added bonus.


What happens then is when you mix it all together the seeds and tiny things end up sticking to the sticky bits of the dried fruit and staying in a good mix so that you get a bit of everything.


End of the literally 5 minute process you end up witha huge bowl like this … enough for one person for a month perhaps even longer. IMG_2225

When you get to serve it you can do it any way you want, you can even soak it overnight like the whole Bircher thing. You can use dairy milk or yoghurt or plant based milk or yoghurt AND you can slather it in a couple of cups of honey or maple syrup or apple butter and bake off for a good 10-20 minutes mixing every 5 until its all loverly and golden.

It is incredibly versitile and yummy and if you like something I haven’t put in mine, add it to yours.

I’m just going to write my recipe here below for now until I can pull the pennies together to update my blog to get the recipe widget so you can print it off. Just copy and paste it old school for now and when I can I will update it. If you want to help this process move along more quickly feel free to join my Patreon community. You will be involved with all the weird and wonderful things that I get on with in my day including my artwork and all sorts of geeky weirdness.

Anyway enough of the shameless self promotion. Here’s yah recipe…


4 Cups Gluten Free Oats

1 Cup Walnuts

1 Cup Almonds

1 Cup Sunflower Seeds

1/2 Cup Sesame Seeds

1/2 Cup Chia Seeds

1/2 Cup Hemp Seeds

1 Cup Shredded Coconut

2 Cups Banana Chips

1 Cup Dried Apricots, chopped

1 Cup Dried Figs, chopped

1 Cup Dried Dates, chopped

Place all the ingredients in the bowl and mix thoroughly together.


It is suggested that you remember that Oats and dried foods expand when liquid is added, this includes your stomach liquids. Please do remember this as nasty things have happened to some who have forgotten this. 1 Cup is a suggested serving size for this particular muesli.



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