As the seasons change, so does our food supply, I always try and stick to seasonal fruit and vegetables. As it is warming up for a hot summer season, I find my warm oats very hard to swallow, so I start to mix up my summer breakfast from cold over night oats to omelettes etc and now I have discovered and made this toasty crunch muesli that is grain and gluten free. Thanks to our beautiful member Tracey -lee Davies. Also great for a pre or post training meal or snack. enjoy
Crunchy Toasted muesli

I used a bag of puffed quinoa (any good health store will sell it), 205g chopped almonds and walnuts, 1/2 cup of each-  pepitas, sunflower seeds, gogi berries, cranberries and 6 chopped medjool dates, mix together in a big bowl.

Heat oven to 150°.

Line a tray with grease proof paper lay out your museli mix  then add chips of coconut pour over 1/2 cup of pure 100% maple syrup to taste i didn’t with this mix but you could add some all spice or cinnamon as well about 1teaspoon if you like or to mix things up. Cook for 15 -20 min stir once during toasting. once toasted allow to cool on the tray pour over 1/2 cup almond meal and chia seeds and place in an air tight container.

Oat and Coconut Breakfast Biscuit.

These tasty little biscuits have a great base and  you can change and add different ingredients to suit your families taste. 
Makes 12 
1 Cup of mashed ripe banana or apple sauce your preference
1 tsp of pure organic vanilla extract
1 tsp of ground allspice or cinnamon
1/4 Cup of Coconut oil
2 Tbsp of raw organic honey
2 Cups of rolled oats (gluten free if you are gluten intolerant or sensitive)
1/2 Cup of desiccated coconut
 1/4 cup of cranberries is what I used this time (as i use and work with what I have)
1/4 cup of silvered almonds to decorate
added extras 
1/4 cup chopped medjool dates
1/4 cocoa nibs (great with mashed banana option) choc banana biscuit yum yum!
1/4 cup raisins or sultanas
1/4 cup chopped dried apple
Pre-heat over to 160 degrees.
Line a baking tray with baking paper.
Combine either your apple sauce or mashed banana (depending which one you choose), with vanilla extract, all spice, coconut oil and honey.
Add oats, coconut and your choice of added extra (can berries).
Mix all ingredients together using your hands, squeezing the mixture until it starts to come together. Form into 12 biscuits, roll them together and flatten slightly place on lined tray and decorate with your silvered almonds.
Place in the oven for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown.
Remove from oven allow to cool and serve.
Biscuits will keep for up to 5 days wrapped in a sealed container.
This tasty Oat and Coconut Biscuit does the job of keeping us going, We love a good cuppa and a biscuit whether it’s morning tea, afternoon tea, or a pre workout snack on the go at FUNC!!!!

Summer oats for on the go !

500g of gluten free Rolled Oats 
1 cup of Silvered Almonds
1 cup of Chia seeds
1 cup of Sherred Coconut
Frozen raspberries and blueberries 
Mix all dry ingredients store in and air tight container.
To prepare your summer oats the night before, use a recycled 370g jar or tuperware container, place 1/2 cup of frozen berries in the bottom, in a sperate bowl place 1/4 to 1/2 cup of you dry oat mix and place 3/4 – 1cup of boilling water, stir and let stand for 2minutes. Place on top of frozen berries and store in fridge over night.
In the morning top with 1/2 banana sliced or strawberries and 1/4 to 1/2 cup of plain yogurt.
And you are on your way to a great start to a great day.
Start your day as you mean to go, by choosing foods rich in whole grains and fibre. A Bowl or in this case a jar of  our summer oat and fruit mix can be enjoy as part of a balance eating plan and a great way to start the day.
I use the FREEDOM foods glutein free bran of oats australian own and grown.
All oats contain gluten (avenin), traditionally, most oats are grown as a rotational crop in wheat, barely, tricale and rye fields. This can cross contaminate the oats with wheat, making them unsuitable for people with gluten free /wheatfree dietry needs.
freedon foods oats are grown strictly on fields with no other cereal crops by aussie oat farmers who only grow non GM oats, canola and corn preventing pointential on farm cross contamination.
Why are oats so good for us?  they are an excellent nervous sytem tonic, a nutritional powerhouse! useful for lowering cholesterol, rich in dietary fibre which maintains  good  blood sugar levels, and keeps you fuller for longer. rich in B vitamins, potassium, zinc and iron. why wouldnt you get onto the summer oats for breakfast.