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Spicy Sugar Pumpkin Muesli with Apricots (raw, gluten-free, vegan)

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spicy-sweet-potatoe-muesli-with-apricots111Sugar pumpkins, cayenne… in a cereal?  Trust me, this turned out to be a wonderful savory cereal with a hint of sweetness.  Of course you can always increase the sweet flavor… but I really have to say that I enjoyed this treat.   Drizzling a little raw honey on it would be so scrumptious!  You can use raw or lightly steamed sugar pumpkin or even sweet potatoes.  It is all about digestion and how your body handles this tuber.

Why did I choose sugar pumpkins?!

Sugar pumpkins are not a high calorie starch food (has just 90 cal/100 gram).  It doesn’t contain any saturated fats or cholesterol; and is a rich source of dietary fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals.

According to the National Institute of Health, just one cup of mashed pumpkin contains more than 200 percent of your recommended daily intake of vitamin A, which aids vision, particularly in dim light.  If you keep having to increase the brightness of your computer… pumpkins should be on your dinner plate. hehe

Looking for peeper (eye) protection? They  are rich in carotenoids, the compounds that give the gourd their bright orange color, including beta-carotene, which the body converts into a form of vitamin A.  Really, there is just a whole lotta’ healthy stuff going on within a pumpkin… see enjoy them! I hope you enjoy this brightly colored morning cereal.  Blessings, amie sue


yields roughly 2 1/2 cups

  • 2 cups buckwheat, soaked
  • 2 cups oats, soaked
  • 2 cups sweet potato or pumpkin puree
  • 1 cup diced dried apricots or golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne
  • 1/4 tsp Himalayan pink salt


  1. Soak, drain and rinse the buckwheat and oats. Hand squeeze the excess water from the oats.  Place in a large bowl.
  2. Add the pumpkin or sweet potato puree, apricots, maple syrup, cayenne and salt.  Mix well.
  3. Spread the batter, edge to edge on the teflex sheets that come with the dehydrator and dry at 145 degrees (F) for 1 hour, then reduce to 115 degrees (F) and continue to dry for roughly for 8 hours or until dry.
    • I used 2 Excalibur dehydrator trays.
  4. Once dry, place in a food processor, fitted with the “S” blade, add the coconut flakes, pineapple, cranberries and pulse until it reaches a small crumble.
  5. Store in an airtight glass container on your counter for several weeks.  Enjoy soaked in nut milk, or yogurt.

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4 thoughts on “Spicy Sugar Pumpkin Muesli with Apricots (raw, gluten-free, vegan)

  1. Sarah says:

    This recipe looks great, though I’ve never been a fan of buckwheat groats. What do you suggest I could use as a substitute? -Thanks.

    • amie-sue says:

      Hello Sarah, you use various nuts and seeds in place of the buckwheat if you would like. It would be more like a trail mix then. Or you could try sprouted quinoa, or sprouted oat groats. Have a great day, amie sue

  2. Mani says:

    How to make a raw sweet potato puree?

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