I like yogurt but I'm far from being a yogurt purist. I feel compelled to point out the fact that I prefer the full of sugar - tastes like dessert - kind of yogurt. (Have you tried the Chobani Key Lime Pie yogurt? Ridiculous) As if the added sugar wasn't bad enough, I also like to load up my yogurt with all sorts of extra deliciousness: fruit, granola, almonds and chocolate. It's not that I wouldn't love to be a plain, non-fat yogurt eating kind of girl but if I'm being honest with myself, I pretty much eat yogurt for the sugar.
I've tried in the past to wean myself from my go-to dessert like yogurt to sugar-free plain yogurt but it was unsuccessful. (No big surprise there.) So since I can't quit my sweet yogurt habit, I'll concentrate on reducing the amount of sugar that I add to it. A Toasted Muesli is a great swap for an ultra sweet granola. As an added bonus, when I add it to my already sweet yogurt - I hardly notice that it doesn't have any added sugar. Throw in a few fresh blueberries and suddenly it's a parfait.
1 1/2 cups old fashioned oats
1 cup barley
1 cup rye flakes
1/2 cup flaxseed meal
1/2 cup pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup chopped almonds
1/4 cup pistachios, chopped
1/4 cup golden raisins
1/4 cup dried cherries
1/4 cup dried apricots, chopped
pinch of sea salt
Spread the oats, barley flakes, rye flakes, flaxseed, pumpkin seeds, almonds and pistachios on a baking sheet. Bake 10 minutes at 325.
Add fruit and salt. Stir to combine.
Store muesli in a cool, dry place and in a container with a tight fitting lid.
Add a couple of spoonfuls of muesli to your favorite yogurt and enjoy.
This muesli is completely customizable. Substitute your favorite nuts and fruits and create your own unique combination of ingredients.
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