It is unlikely you’ll ever find prunes in commercial muesli because they tend to clump together if they’re chopped in an electric processor. You’ll have to chop them by hand and add them to the grains a few at a time. It’s also worth grinding your own ground flaxseeds, sunflower seeds, and almonds rather than buying them ground from a health food store. It’s fresher and the texture is less like sand. Grind them just long enough to break up the seeds but keep the almonds crunchy. It might seem like a chore to make your own muesli, but it really is worth the effort. At the end of the day, you’ve made a delicious, premium muesli in which every single ingredient rates as a 5-star food.
1 cup raw almonds
1 cup sunflower seeds
1 cup flaxseeds
2 cups rolled oats
2 cups rolled barley flakes
2 cups rolled rye flakes
% cup dried apricots, roughly chopped
1 cup pitted prunes, roughly chopped
- Grind the almonds, sunflower seeds, and flaxseeds in a food processor.
- Combine with the rolled grains. Add the dried fruit slowly and stir as you go to prevent the fruit clumping together.
- Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container.
- Serve with fresh fruit, low-fat natural yogurt, and flaxseed oil.