Muesli with Dried Cherries, Pumpkin Seeds & Coconut

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Keep muesli in a glass canister ready to scoop out single servings when you’re on the go. Much better than oatmeal in a packet any day!

Waking up to a bowl of Muesli with a burst of sweetness from dried cherries (my favorite), delicious tastes of cinnamon and coconut, and raw goodness from pumpkin seeds, almonds, and flax seed is a great way to start the day.  Look for gluten free oats or the best  Irish rolled oatmeal you can find.

3 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup ground flax seed meal
1/2 cup dried cherries
1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds (pepitas)
3/4 cup raw almonds
1/2 cup flaked coconut, unsweetened
1 Tablespoon cinnamon
Optional: 1/4 cup Thompson or golden raisins

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spread coconut on a cookie sheet and bake for 5 to 7 minutes until toasted and lightly golden. Set aside to cool. In a large bowl, mix together all ingredients including coconut. Store in a glass jar with a lid or air tight container.

When ready to serve, sprinkle over yogurt (greek or farm fresh sheep yogurt if you can find it). Or let muesli soak in almond or coconut milk overnight.  Warm if desired in a saucepan with a little extra milk.  Top off with a drizzle of 100% maple syrup and fresh berries or bananas.

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