Ancient Grains Bircher Muesli With Caramelised Banana

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This is one of my favourite breakfasts to make in advance as you can make a large batch, store it in the fridge for a few days and have it whenever you are short of time in the morning. I normally would have used only oats but I have been loving experimenting with new grains as I find they add different textures and flavours to the bircher. If you want to keep it completely gluten free you can substitute the barley flakes with more gluten free oats – it will still be delicious! The caramelised banana is such a treat and it’s a great topping to make if you have 10 minutes to spare. Otherwise go ahead and top it with fresh or frozen berries or just normal sliced banana.

Serves 2

Ingredients:

1/4 cup of barley flakes
1/4 cup of buckwheat flakes
1/4 cup of quinoa puffs (or if you can’t find them you can also use quinoa flakes)
1/4 cups of rolled oats
1 tablespoon of chia seeds
1 teaspoon of flaxseeds
2 tablespoons of sultanas
1 tablespoons of pumpkin seeds
1 tablespoon of maple syrup
2 tablespoons of Provamel Natural Soya Alternative to Yogurt Free From Sugars
1 1/2 cups of Provamel Oat Original drink

For the caramelised banana:

1 ripe banana, cut into thick slices
1 tablespoon of coconut sugar
2 tablespoons of water

For the toppings:

A handful of fresh blueberries
2 tablespoons of granola

The night before, place all the ingredients for the bircher into a large bowl and give it a good mix. Cover the bowl with a plate or some cling film and place it in the fridge overnight. In the morning you should have a gloopy and creamy kind of mixture.

In the morning, make the caramelised banana. Place the coconut sugar and water into a pan and turn the heat to medium high until the liquid starts to bubble. Add in the sliced bananas and cook for 3-4 minutes until they are super soft and squishy and the liquid becomes a sticky syrup.

Serve the bircher muesli with the caramelised banana, then top with the granola and fresh blueberries.

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