Friday, September 23, 2011

It's not muesli - it's chewsli!

Chewsli - a breakfast gift from my husband to me. What a sweetie :-)
 One of the great tragedies of having coeliac disease is my inability to digest oats.

There really is nothing quite like a bowl of steaming oats porridge to warm the cockles of your heart in Winter, soaking in Irish butter and lashings of sugar.
And in Summer, bowls of chewy oat-based muesli with rice milk.
But alas, I am not among those blessed few inflicted with this damnable allergy that can actually digest it.

In my search to find a palatable gluten-free muesli, I have been led astray many a time by promises of "tastes just like regular muesli" (with an exorbitant price tag to match). I think the worst experience I ever had was with a well-known gluten-free brand whose product tasted exactly like a bowl full of parmesan rice flakes with raisins, soaked in rice milk. Disgusting!

And so chewsli was born.

Chewsli is a healthy homemade breakfast dish which is nothing like muesli in ingredients, but whose texture and taste is like chewy oats and milky muesli together.

Simple and filling, it's good and good for you!

1 serving

  • 6 raw walnut halves
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 1 sweet apple
  • 1 ripe banana
  • a sprinkle of cinnamon
  1. Zhoesh it together in your food processor and eat!
Now onto some Friday link love...
  • Check out a super cool recipe in motion for Kougelhopf cake over at Food to be good.
  • Lizzy at That skinny chick can bake has made fantastic Ghirardelli caramel brownies. I love how the brownies look like a giant slab of chocolate!
  • For cake you can eat for breakfast (!!), look no further than Giulietta's Apple and yoghurt cake. You can find the recipe at her blog Alterkitchen.
  • Ruth's vintage recipe for Parmesan and Gruy√®re scones (or biscuits) is perfect for Sunday afternoon tea. Find it over at Bread and Milk and Blackberries.
And now for some weekend tunes, to set the mood...

Have a great weekend!


    Jayanthy Kumaran said...

    looks scrumptiously gooooood...:)
    Tasty Appetite

    Jen at The Three Little Piglets said...

    I love the word Zhoesh. It's SO much fun to say!

    S.V. said...

    Chewsli looks pretty darn good!!! I'm feeling your 7 Nation Army for the weekend it certainly does set the mood. :)

    Kim Bee said...

    This is incredible. I have IBS and man some foods just do not agree with me. Loving this.

    Christine's Pantry said...

    Sounds good. Have a good weekend.

    oomph. said...

    not sure that i've ever had muesli?! but i love oats and anything of the chewy sort! fave is steel cut oats. your chewseli sounds interesting!!


    Kitchen Simmer said...

    I'm so happy you have found something so tasty to satisfy your hunger with this Chewsli. Great idea! I hope you have a great weekend too!

    Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake said...

    I'm so glad you discovered a good substitute for muesli :) And thanks so much for the shout out!!!

    PS...I LOVE your header! Truly wonderful~

    Linda Harding said...

    Chewsli is awesome! Congrats on such a great invention!

    Giulietta | Alterkitchen said...

    I know that coealiac disordes has to be a great problem (I have a few coeliac friends), but the important thing is never give up cooking and eating pleasures... and you did it!