Sunday, March 13, 2011

Recipe: Morning Muesli (with bonus popcorn recipes!)

Over the weekend I decided to try to make my own cereal, or 'muesli', which is a mixture of different nuts and fruit. Here's the recipe:


  • 1/4 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 tablespoon roasted or raw pumpkin seeds or (unsalted)
  • 1 tablespoon roasted or raw sunflower seeds (unsalted)
  • small handful toasted walnuts or almonds (unsalted)
  • 1 teaspoon wheat germ
  • fresh seasonal fruit (strawberries, blackberries, blueberries, banana etc.)
  • 1/3 to 2/3 cup unsweetened almond milk, depending on how much milk you want
  • Drizzle agave syrup
  • Optional: Add raisins or craisins if you like them

To toast walnuts in toaster oven, place walnuts on baking sheet, bake 8 minutes at 300 degrees until lightly brown. Place oats, nuts, and wheat germ in a bowl and mix together. Top with fresh fruit, pour milk into bowl and top with a light drizzle of agave syrup. To make the muesli thicker, heat it in the microwave for about 20 seconds.

I had fun visiting one of my friends who recently got a bunch of chickens! Unfortunately, they do plan to eat them when they mature, but it was really fun to feed the chicks. My friend also got an old-fashioned popcorn machine and it was really fun making a batch or two! Fresh-popped popcorn tastes a lot different from microwaveable popcorn. The fresh-popped popcorn doesn't really have a taste, so we seasoned it with salt, pepper and a little bit of butter. Try making your own popcorn flavor creations! So far I've come up with:

Pizza Popcorn — couple dashes of Italian seasoning, fresh grated on a microplane grater Parmesano Reggiano cheese, little bit of melted butter

Mexican Popcorn — couple dashes of Oregano, fresh grated on a microplane grater Parmesano Reggiano cheese, little bit of melted butter

Spicy Popcorn — couple dashes of red pepper flakes or chipotle powder and a little bit of melted butter What are some of your favorite homemade popcorn flavors? (Let me know on my Twitter @TheLizzieMarie)

Recently, I had lunch with a family friend. I saw that one of the menu items was Succotash, but they didn't have it available that day. I've never heard of Succotash before, so I decided to look it up. Succotash is basically fresh corn and lima beans with butter or cream and sometimes tomatoes. Have any of you ever tried Succotash? What does it taste like? Let me know at @TheLizzieMarie!

Thanks for reading! Bye!


  1. HI Lizzie ~ I'm chiming in from sunny LA. I love this story, I've never made my own muesli so maybe I'll try your recipe. I have some mango honey that might be delicious instead of the agave syrup (which I do not have at the moment). And I love your popcorn recipes, I love it with a bit of olive oil and sea salt! And I have had succotash, it is best when all of the ingredients are as (garden/farm) fresh as possible. It's delicious alongside fresh salmon in the spring!

  2. Ooh mango honey! That sounds great! I'v never had succotash before, but it sounds good with salmon!