Recipe | Honeyed Turmeric Muesli – Without Honey

Honeyed Turmeric Muesli – Without Honey

Looking for that perfect portable recipe that you can pack for work, picnics or dinner parties? You'll love this recipe! It's quick to make, it keeps well in the fridge, and will stay fresh-tasting even after hours outside of the fridge, and yet it is not a dry recipe at all!
Do you miss honey on a vegan diet? I've got a secret berry for you that tastes remarkably like honey, especially in this recipe.
"Honeyed" Turmeric Muesli is moist, full of flavor, a little chewy (you can adjust to how chewy or smooth you prefer), and warming – excellent for the cold winter and chilly autumn and spring. The ingredients in this recipe are healing, soothing, and exploding with flavor. Don't be shy, give it a try!
This recipe serves one very hungry person as a full meal, or two to five people as a side dish or snack.
  • 3 apples or pears, roughly chopped (cores removed)
  • 1 cup dried mulberries (for the honey-like flavor)
  • 4 dried apricots
  • 2 tablespoons peeled and minced turmeric root (use 2 teaspoons powdered if fresh is unavailable)
  • 1 teaspoon peeled and minced ginger root (use ½ teaspoon powdered if fresh is unavailable)
  • 1 cup soaked oat groats (soak overnight in drinking water, rinse thoroughly with drinking water)
Turmeric & Ginger Roots
Optional additions if working to heal a digestive problem, such as ulcers:
  • 1 teaspoon peeled and minced galanga root
  • 2 tablespoons inner gel from fresh aloe spines
  • 1 tablespoon fresh, dried or frozen licorice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh, dried or frozen rhubarb
  • 2 tablespoons fresh minced parsley
Optional additions if seeking additional calcium and other minerals in your diet:
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • ¼ cup chopped kale
  • ¼ cup chopped chard
  • 1 teaspoon celery seeds
  • 1 Brazil nut
Garnish options:
  • Chopped or sliced strawberries
  • Blackberries, blueberries, raspberries or currants
  • Parsley or mint leaves
Blackberry, parsley, dried mulberries and strawberries on Turmeric Muesli


  1. Put all fresh roots and oats in the food processor along with dried apricots. You may use another dried fruit instead of dried apricots such as figs or dried currants. I use dried apricots because they are lower calorie and higher nutrition than many other dried fruits as I illustrated in my book, Vitamin Confusion Solution. Also add any stems you might be adding for extra nutrition, such as a couple of kale stems and a chard stem. And, if you're using a Brazil nut, add this at the beginning as well.
  2. Blend these tough ingredients first until you have nearly a paste. If you want a very crunchy thick texture, reserve half the oat groats until after blending the dried fruit and roots to nearly a paste.
  3. Add dried mulberries and pulse until broken up. If using any dried herbs, spices or seeds, add them at this time. If a very honey-like flavor is desired, use additional dried mulberries. If you reserved half the oat groats before, add them now and pulse with the mulberries.
  4. Lastly, add apple chunks and pulse into small easy-to-spoon pieces. This will take ten to thirty pulses depending on your food processor.
The nutritional analysis is based on a meal of Honeyed Turmeric Muesli consisting of the following ingredients. This is a full meal, easily one of three meals eaten during the course of a day. The percentages given in the nutritional information are the RDA values.
  • 2 apples
  • 1 pear
  • 1 cup dried mulberries
  • 4 dried apricot pieces
  • 1½ teaspoons turmeric powder
  • 1 teaspoon ginger root
  • 1 cup oat groats
  • 2 tablespoons fresh minced parsley
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • ¼ cup chopped kale
  • ¼ cup chopped chard
  • ½ teaspoon celery seeds
  • ½ Brazil nut
Calories: 1028
Calories from fat: 13.4%
Calories from protein: 10.6%
A: 33%
C: 278%
E: 38%
K: 426%
Protein: 32.2 g
Fat: 16.4 g
Water: 792 g
Fiber: 38.2 g
Calcium: 32%
Iron: 100%
Magnesium: 126%
Manganese: 395%
B1: 114%
B2: 71%
B3: 42%
B5: 43%
B6: 55%
B9: 36%
Phosphorus: 23%
Potassium: 32%
Selenium: 4%
Sodium: 16%
Zinc: 23%
Omega-3: 88%
Omega-6: 514%
For dinner, to balance your Omega-3 to Omega-6 ratio, drizzle some flax seed oil on some nori wraps.
Interested in getting all the nutrition you need in each day? Check out my nutritionally complete meal plans. You can also write me to ask about getting a custom meal plan made specifically for your needs.
Don't forget to photograph, enjoy and share your muesli with friends!
~ Raederle Phoenix

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