Friday, July 22, 2011

Walnut Cherry Muesli

I've been wanting cereal lately... oh God... if you are gluten sensitive or intolerant, you know what misery this can be! Have you ever walked the cereal aisle, hoping to find one of your childhood favorites suddenly converted to gluten free? (Think: raisin bran, cheerios, grape nuts... not to mention the now vast array of organic ones like Kashi and Peace brands.) Well, gluten free cereals do exist, but they are few, far between, and expensive (and, at least the ones I've tried, not very tasty). So my alternative to the cereal craving is usually granola. I just finished eating a batch of my grain free granola and wanted something a little lighter, such as my simply granola with gluten free oats. The problem is this: we do not have central air in our wonderful (yet old) 1925 bungalow. So when the temps rise to the dreaded 90 and 100 degree weather, the oven is absolutely off limits.

So no simply granola for this cereal-craving-pregnant chic. :(

Oh what to do! Lament in the pools of sweat dripping down my face? I think not! How about some no bake, super easy, just mix and serve muesli to cure that craving?

Just what the doctor ordered. Turn to this yummy muesli for your next gluten free-summer-cereal-craving and you'll be satisfied (just like I was this morning!).

Walnut Cherry Muesli

1 cup gluten free rolled oats
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup dried cherries
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup ground flaxseed
1/4 cup shredded coconut

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl. Serve with yogurt or almond milk and top with sliced bananas or fresh berries.

Speaking of pregnant chic, check out that bumb! Me and my babies (Cooper, 19 months, and baby boy Buffington. Yes, that's right, we're having another boy!). 


  1. Congratulations! You have the cutest belly bump! (The recipe also looks fabulous. Can't wait to try it :)

  2. Yum yum - this looks awesome! Great thing to have on hand for a quick healthy breakfast or snack.

    Cooper is so cute - did you guys adopt? I only ask because we're thinking of adopting too :)

  3. Yes, Coop is adopted! God had a perfect plan in mind for growing our family and we are so thankful He brought Cooper into our lives. Our adoption story will soon make an appearance on the 18 Hour Kitchen, so stay tuned!

  4. Can't wait to hear about it Kelly!! God has been throwing hints at us over the last few years about adopting, and we're not sure when or from where our new family members will come from, but I'm excited to see what his plan is.