Cherry Coconut Muesli

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Cherry Coconut Muesli

*Disclaimer: I was compensated to create this recipe on behalf of choosecherries.com. All opinions expressed are my own….as usual.

Did you know March 7th is National Cereal Day?

Me either.

Who is in charge of making up these holidays? And more importantly, are they hiring? I feel like this would be the cushiest/best job ever. Except I would make every other day National Eat Warm Fresh Bread Out of the Oven Day. And then every other day in between would be National Cheese Day. Doesn’t that sound like a lovely world to live in? I think so. We could definitely add a Grandparents Day or National Chocolate Day into the rotation, but for the most part the core would be carbs and cheese….aka my lifeblood. The wind beneath my wings. The peanut butter to my jelly.

I’d probably get fired.

ANYWAYS.

March 7th is National Cereal Day and I’m sharing a really healthy and quick breakfast. I’ve partnered with The Cherry Marketing Institute to bring you this Cherry Coconut Muesli.

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and I have no problem snarfing down food after 8 hours of zzz’s. Eating a healthy breakfast is linked to many health benefits including weight control, increased energy an enhanced performance.

Darker colored foods, like tart cherries, tend to contain more naturally occurring phytochemicals that also have many health benefits. Incorporating dried, frozen or tart cherry juice into homemade granola bars, smoothies, cold cereal or oatmeal will add a sweet and sour taste, a little color and some added nutrition {like a Vitamin A boost} to your morning meal. After browsing a few grocery stores I shop at, it was surprisingly easy to find them!

Try them in my Cherry Coconut Muesli and see how you like it. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised. I certainly was 🙂 Here’s how to make it:

Oatmeal

Start by pouring some quick cooking oats into a bowl.

Oatmeal with cinnamon and syrup

Add in some sea salt, cinnamon and maple syrup on top and then…

Adding cream

pour some hot coconut almond milk blend over the oats and let it sit.

Mixing Oatmeal

Only after about 1 minute, you should be good to go!

Cherry Coconut Muesli

Now its time to turn your oats into muesli! Add on some sliced banana, toasted coconut, chia seeds and dried tart cherries. Any other goodies you want to add {like nuts or other seeds} would be perfect! There are so many different variations you can do to make muesli you love.

Stir it all up and enjoy! Talk about a great start for your morning 🙂

Printable recipe below, friends! And be sure to find The Cherry Marketing Institute on their social media channels!

Cherry Coconut Muesli

The addition of cherries in this coconut muesli will add a sweet and sour taste, a little color and some added nutrition.

servings 2 serving
Prep Time 3 mins
Total Time 3 mins

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quick cooking oats
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons real maple syrup
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1-1 1/4 cups unsweetened coconut/almond milk blend
  • 1 tablespoon toasted unsweetened coconut
  • 2 tablespoons dried tart cherries
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 1/2 banana sliced

Instructions

  • Place oats, sea salt, maple syrup and cinnamon into a serving bowl.
  • Heat coconut almond milk up in the microwave for 1-2 minutes or until hot. Pour over oats and let sit 1 minute to absorb.
  • Top with coconut, cherries, chia seeds and cinnamon. Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 543kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 29g | Sodium: 23mg | Potassium: 637mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 79mg | Iron: 7mg
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Cherry Coconut Muesli
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14 Responses
  1. Karen @ On the Banks of Salt Creek

    First time I ever ate Muesli was in 1988 in Munich Germany. Loved it then and I love it now.
    It is best homemade. American manufacturers can put a lot of unnecessary ingredients in it.
    Recipe looks yummy.

    1. Lauren

      Yes! I feel like making everything from scratch at home is the way to go because I hate all those ‘extras’ that get added into processed foods. I obviously don’t make everything from scratch at home, but it’s a nice thought!!

  2. Kellie Murray

    Psst….Grandparents Day is Sept 13th. National Chocolate Day is Oct 28th. National Cheese Day is Jan 20th. National Homemade Bread Day is Nov 17th. LOL. =P

  3. sue|theviewfromgreatisland

    I love muesli, especially when it’s super cold from the fridge…it makes me think of spring!

    1. Lauren

      Muesli is made with oats and other extra add-ins like nuts, seeds, dried fruit, etc. You can also add in other grains as well, like wheat germ, amaranth, quinoa flakes, etc. I just used oats because its what I have on hand always.

  4. Amy @ Thoroughly Nourished Life

    Dried cherries in my muesli sounds like a perfectly luxuriant way to start my day! I’m going to have to look for them in our local health food store. Thanks for another post-run breakfast idea Lauren 🙂

  5. Karen @ On the Banks of Salt Creek

    Yesterday I found out something of tremendous importance……

    Pi (3.14159265359) day is March 14….you know 3/14.

    Well this coming 3/14 is PI DAY OF THE CENTURY……3/14/15!

    I believe the only appropriate way to celebrate is with MULTIPLE pies. I mean, we only get one per century and I won’t be here for the next one so I’m making multiple pies.