Blackberry Coulis and Honey Roasted Muesli
I can’t resist making new recipes when I’m surrounded by wonderful seasonal ingredients, and the blackberries I picked in Sweden has made my tummy really happy the past week. For a whole year, I have been eating bread with cheese and a soft boiled egg for breakfast. Every. Single. Day. So when time comes to switch it up, it better be something really good. I can never find a muesli that doesn’t contain something I either don’t like or trigger my allergies so I figured I’d finally try to make my own, and pair it with wonderful, quite tart blackberry coulis. This combination of lightly roasted oats, and rich berry flavour makes me think of autumn, and is probably why I’m starting to crave this right now.
To make a medium big jar of blackberry coulis you’ll need
Around 500g blackberries (or any other kind of berry you prefer)
3-5 tablespoons sugar (depending on how sweet/sour you like it)
If you are using frozen berries, thaw them before heating them. Put all your berries in a casserole and turn the heat to medium. As the berries are warming up, they will release a lot of the juices and make the mixture quite fluid and you don’t have to add any kind of liquid. When the berries start to boil, add the sugar and stir till it’s completely dissolved. Now, if you want it to be more like jam with all the seeds and a bit chunkier consistency, you can just stop here. Otherwise, pour the mix into a food processor or blender and mix until it has an even consistency before straining it, leaving the smooth coulis run through, separating it from the seeds. This will stay fresh in the fridge for about a week, so make sure to freeze a few portions for later. If you want to make this for dessert I would add a tiny bit more sugar!
To make a nice big jar of honey roasted muesli you’ll need
Around 500g rolled oats (or any other kind of alternative you like better)
A handful dried apple
A handful raisins
A handful dried cranberries
Two handfuls chopped nuts (even soft nuts like walnuts work well in this recipe)
3 tablespoons honey
(For people who like cinnamon in muesli, go ahead and add that with the honey. I just prefer mine without)
Melt the honey in a large (preferably quite deep) frying pan, add the rolled oats and stir it together so the oats are covered in the honey. Then add your nuts, and stir until it gets a nice, golden colour. At the very end, add the dried apple, raisins and cranberries and stir for a couple of minutes before removing it from the heat and letting it cool completely before putting it into a suitable container.
I have been eating my yoghurt with this fabulous trio of muesli, blackberry coulis and homemade apple and rhubarb jam with my coffee every morning. Even though I would prefer to eat waffles with peanut butter and banana every morning, this is wonderful for weekdays which means I’ll enjoy my waffle a lot more in the weekend! Happy Friday wonderful people.