Breakfast

October 17, 2019

Ginger Pear Muesli

Ginger Pear Muesli is sweet with a kick of ginger. It makes a super quick breakfast or snack. Completely plant-based, oil-free, gluten-free, and fruit-sweetened.

Ginger Pear Muesli

When life gives you pears, make Ginger Pear Muesli. Or something like that...

I've had muesli on my list of recipes to develop for this blog for a long time now. But this muesli came as a happy accident.

I was planning to make a pear salad as a fun, fall-themed way to mix savory and sweet. I normally grocery shop on Fridays and do most of my recipe creation over the weekend, so one Friday I bought some pretty ripe pears at the grocery store. My goal was for the pears to be at the perfect degree of ripeness for my salad.

As ambitious as I am, I was already planning to cook and photograph about five recipes that weekend. So, as you can imagine, I ran out of time to make pear salad.

The week went by and I still hadn't made salad. The next weekend, I decided to pull out the pears to make salad. But, of course, my pears that were ripe a week beforehand were now super ripe. Yikes.

I decided to make some granola bars, similar to my Apple Pie Granola Bars and Peanut Butter Banana Breakfast Bars. I could use pears and make ginger pear granola bars. What a fun fall combination!

I started throwing some ingredients in my food processor: oats, pear, dates, almonds, spices. I processed the ingredients together. They hadn't quite formed a granola bar texture. I stopped to eat a spoonful and decide what I should add.

Then I had another spoonful. And another. And another after that.

This mixture was good! It tasted sweet. It had substance but it was also moist. I didn't want to stop eating.

So I stopped cooking! Who needs another granola bar recipe when you can make muesli?!

No, this is not the traditional muesli recipe. But yes, it's incredible and delicious and an amazing happy accident.

Before I go any farther down the road of telling you how cool this muesli is, I figure we should stop and chat about muesli.

What is muesli?

Muesli is a breakfast cereal made with raw oats. It's basically like mixing raw oatmeal with other delicious add-ins. You can then mix it with milk, use it in overnight oats, eat it on top of a smoothie, or however you'd like.

Muesli always has raw oats, but the other ingredients are up to you. It can be dried fruit, nuts, seeds, etc.

How do you eat muesli?

Like I said, you can pretty much eat it however you'd like. I love making overnight oats with muesli or just eating it raw.

This muesli is a little different though. Normally, you'd be able to pre-mix the ingredients and let the mixture sit for days or weeks before you eat it. BUT we're actually using fresh pears in this muesli, so you'll want to eat it within a few days of making it. Let's jump into the ingredient list.

Ginger Pear Muesli Ingredients

This recipe is a little bit like a mix of muesli and rawnola (aka raw granola). It has raw oats, just like muesli, but also raw pear which softens the oats a bit and creates nice clusters.

  • Rolled Oats: Uncooked, for the typical muesli/rawnola style.
  • Anjoyu Pear: These are the green skinned ones. Make sure you use one that's pretty ripe for optimal sweetness.
  • Medjool Dates: These add extra sweetness and help create clusters.
  • Almonds: For a bit of crunch, protein, and nutrients!
  • Cinnamon & Ginger: Fall spices!!
  • Salt: A pinch of salt balances the sweetness.

Ginger Pear Muesli

How to Make Ginger Pear Muesli

Just add all the ingredients to your food processor and blend/pulse until the oats are slightly broken up, the almonds are chopped, and the dates are in clumps.

Since the pear has a lot of liquid, the muesli won't stick together, but you should be able to eat it with a spoon.

Recipe Prayer

Jesus, thank you for quick, easy, nourishing meals. Thank you for sweet surprises and creativity. Amen.

How to Store Ginger Pear Muesli

Like I mentioned, since this recipe has a fresh pear in it, you'll need to eat it within a few days of making it. If you don't want to eat all of it the day you make it, you can store it in the fridge.

I hope you enjoy!

Ginger Pear Muesli

Ginger Pear Muesli is sweet with a kick of ginger. It makes a super quick breakfast or snack. Completely plant-based, oil-free, gluten-free, and fruit-sweetened.

Author:

Elizabeth

Serves:

4

Prep:

5

min

cook:

0

min

total:

5

min

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Rolled Oats
  • 1 Anjoyu Pear
  • 6 Pitted Medjool Dates
  • 1/3 Cup Almonds
  • 1 Teaspoon Cinnamon
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Ginger +/- to taste
  • 1/4 Teaspoon Salt

Instructions

  1. Core the pear. Add all the ingredients to a food processor and process until combined. Do not over process. Spoon into bowls, serve, and enjoy!

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September 23, 2021
Tracy Henry
Hi Elizabeth, LOVE you recipes. Please keep them coming. :)I was wondering, can you share what is the vegan chocolate bar you used in this recipe?
August 28, 2021
Henry (Hank) Mader
thank you for the oil free recipe. I'm getting introduced to wild Bolete mushrooms here in Colorado, and everyone sautes Bolete's in butter or olive oil. I'm on a veggie, oil free regimen for heart health reasons. and your recipe suggestion may fill the bill. I can't wait to give it a try.
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This is so fun! Loving your creamy photography :)
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This looks incredible! So yummy and pretty photography