Muesli was one of my favourite sugar-filled foods but even when labelled sugar-free, it can still be packed to the nines with dried fruit.
Make this basic muesli base and you can call the shots on the sugar in your muesli bowl by either having it plain or by adding a little fruit sweetness to your own taste depending on where you are with your sweet cravings.
Fructose-free muesli base
Makes 8-10 portions
- 1 ½ cups mixed nuts (I use hazelnuts, almonds and walnuts but any mix will do)
- 1 cup rolled oats
- ½ cup flaxseed powder
- ½ cup unsweetened dessicated coconut
- ½ cup chia seeds (optional)
- ½ cup sunflower seeds
- ½ cup pumpkin seeds
- Put all the ingredients in a large bowl and mix well
- Pour into an airtight container
- Serve with your choice of cold milk, yoghurt or extras
- If you’re in a super low fructose period, try mixing with some full fat yoghurt and topping with coconut flakes and raw cacao nibs.
- For a low fructose twist add either some fresh raspberries, a chopped kiwi fruit or some blueberries.
- Ultimately as you grow more confident with sweet, add whichever fruit you like best – I personally love either chopped apple, peach or goji berries with cacao nibs
- Activating or soaking your nuts will make them easier to digest
Do you make your own muesli? Have you found any that are particularly low sugar that you would be willing to share?