We recently received a goodie package of products from Kellogg’s which included their new Origins blends European traditions cereals. These cereals include muesli, granolas and fruit and nut blend cereals.
Inspired by breakfast tables around the world, Kellogg’s Origins blends European traditions for their hearty muesli, with the textures of ancient grains and the distinct flavors such as apricots and coconuts. A staple in many European countries, muesli mixes raw whole grains, fruits, nuts and seeds. It can be served cold or hot with milk or yogurt, or even soaked overnight for a softer texture.
You may have seen my recipe for muesli so you know how much I enjoy it. I was skeptical of any store-bought muesli but found these to be really good. The first one we tasted was muesli with rolled oats, wheat, rye, spelt and barley with apricots, cashew, raisins and coconut. As we do with our own version, we soaked the cereal in almond milk for a few hours before eating. It was really good and different from the one that I make myself. We could taste the different grains in the mix and the coconut, apricots and cashews gave the muesli a very nice flavor. Generally we add a little sweeter items to our muesli and found that we actually added just a bit of sweetener to the bowl and our muesli was perfect.
The second flavor we tried was fruit and seed muesli with rolled oats, wheat, rye, spelt and barley with raisins apricot, cranberry and pumpkin seeds. This one also tasted really good, too. Rather than soaking this one overnight, we decided to taste it with just a little almond milk poured over it. This one reminded me of muesli that is served in many restaurants in the US. It was really good, and to me, it did not need any additional sweeteners added. There seemed to be a lot more flavor and sweetness coming from the apricots and cranberries and the pumpkin seeds gave it a nice texture.
What I like about Kellogg’s Origins muesli is that they do not contain any artificial sweeteners or flavors and also that they have several different grains in the mix. I also like that whole grains are the first items in the ingredient list. Nothing is processed and I actually feel good about having cereal for breakfast.
Even though I often make my own, I would buy both of these muesli. They are easy to prepare and if I add all these grains to my homemade version, I will have a lot of ‘stuff’ in my pantry that will not be used often. For me they were both a nice change of pace.
I would also love mixing these with my homemade yogurt rather than milk for another take on a traditional breakfast.
All in all, I love having simple options for breakfast and this certainly fits the bill.
Kellogg’s Origins products are available for a suggested retail price of $4.59 or 2 for $6.00 at select retailers in both Mesa and Prescott.
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