Cinnamon Plum Superfood Muesli

Cinnamon Plum Superfood Muesli | picklesnhoney.com #vegan #glutenfree

One of the things we most want to do during our year-long road trip is to try different ways of living. Small towns, big cities, mountains, deserts, farm life, and most especially—tiny living. There are so many people who aren’t living the way we live in Boston with 1,400 sq. ft., a sizeable mortgage, looooong work weeks without clear boundaries between business and personal. And while this was the life we crafted and one that gave us a lot of satisfaction to build, it’s sort of mind-blowing to stay in a yurt on ninety-six acres, a tiny cabin in Pray, MT, a horse farm in Wisconsin, and realize that you can strip away a whole lot of the stuff and space and live really, really well.

This is very much the same for eating. I had some anxiety about leaving behind my KitchenAid stand mixer, my food processor, dehydrator, ice cream machine and all the little tools and gadgets I’d so thoughtfully purchased over the years. Those are all nice-to-haves and however we choose to live when this year comes to a close, I’ll for sure want to be reunited with some of my previous kitchen arsenal. Truly though, you do not need these things to cook or eat well.

Cinnamon Plum Superfood Muesli | picklesnhoney.com #vegan #glutenfree

Cinnamon Plum Superfood Muesli | picklesnhoney.com #vegan #glutenfree

Cinnamon Plum Superfood Muesli | picklesnhoney.com #vegan #glutenfree

Cinnamon Plum Superfood Muesli | picklesnhoney.com #vegan #glutenfree

This vegan muesli began as an idea for granola, but when I realized we were working with a toaster oven that smoked every time we attempted to use it and another heat wave in Washington without an air conditioner or a fan (lots of people don’t have AC because it’s not normally as hot as it’s been), I simplified further and decided muesli was a better option. I took advantage of bulk bins from a local natural grocer and a plum tree in a strip mall parking lot. Finding that tree, with its branches heavy with juicy, red plums, gave me a whole boat load of satisfaction. If plums aren’t growing from a nearby tree or cost a small fortune, use whatever fruit is local, in-season, and within budget near you. Same goes for toppings. I chose mine with an eye towards superfoods (the berries, nuts and seeds that are extra nutritious, anti-inflammatory and high in antioxidants) and based on what was available at the store in town. The beauty of this recipe, much like so many aspects of living well, is that there are endless possibilities to get it “right”.

Cinnamon Plum Superfood Muesli | picklesnhoney.com #vegan #glutenfree

Cinnamon Plum Superfood Muesli | picklesnhoney.com #vegan #glutenfree

P.S. Cinnamon plum merlot sorbet.

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Cinnamon Plum Superfood Muesli

Cinnamon Plum Superfood Muesli

Gluten Free, Vegan,

Serves: four 1/2 cup servings


Prep Time: 10 mins

A simple vegan muesli recipe that's loaded to the brim with good-for-you superfoods. Take advantage of the ingredients that are in-season and local to you and feel free to sub in your favorite toppings!

Cinnamon Plum Superfood Muesli

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Ingredients

For the muesli base:

  • 2 cups gluten-free rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup hemp hearts
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon

For the mix-ins (choose as many as you like!):

  • goji berries
  • pumpkin seeds
  • chopped walnuts

For serving:

  • unsweetened non-dairy milk (I used almond)
  • sliced plums
  • pure maple syrup

Cuisine: Gluten Free, Vegan Servings: four 1/2 cup servings

Prep Time: 10 mins

A simple vegan muesli recipe that's loaded to the brim with good-for-you superfoods. Take advantage of the ingredients that are in-season and local to you and feel free to sub in your favorite toppings!

Instructions

  • Combine the rolled oats, hemp hearts, chia seeds, and cinnamon in a storage container or jar. For each serving portion out 1/2 cup into a bowl, top with your mix-ins and a sliced plum, and serve with your favorite non-dairy milk and a small pour of maple syrup. Stir to combine and enjoy! Pro tip: keep some extra milk handy since the oats and chia seeds will absorb it.

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  1. Amanda, i cant even begin to tell you how much i have enjoyed your traveling stories coupled with beautiful recipes. this is really really inspiring, beautiful and everything i want to read. this museli sounds wonderful.

    1. Amanda says

      Thank you for leaving the sweetest comment, Dixya. You made my day. <3

  2. So so happy you guys are having all of these wonderful experiences. Its amazing what you can live without, isn’t it? I feel that way every time we come back from living out of our car on the road for a few days – just a big ole eye opener that helps point out to us whats really important! <3

    1. Amanda says

      I’m so with you, Jessie! Traveling with a small car (and two dogs!) forced us to pare things WAY down and at times this is tough, but ultimately like you said, it really is an eye-opener in terms of what we actually need and what matters most. It’s good to get away to get that perspective!

  3. Grandma Kiki says

    Have Greek yogurt, orange juice and granola mixed together every morning and will defiantly try this! Happy Trails!!

    1. Amanda says

      I hope the muesli is a wonderful addition to your breakfast!

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