Paleo Muesli with Sweet Potato

paleo sweet potato museli

I’ve had eczema my whole life. Dry skin on my eye lashes, in my elbow creases, on my legs, everywhere! As I got older I seemed to grow out of it, but over the last couple of years it has come back with a vengeance.

My hands are so dry and cracked that some nights I wake because they’re so sore. Recently, I’ve found myself scratching until they bleed, and closing my hands into a fist hurts. They’re so sore!

sweet potato museli


So a week ago, I took myself off to a naturopath (for the first ever time) to find some relief. Lots of questions were asked of me and we discussed some things that now seem so obvious.

How much water do I drink? Why? Because my hands are dry, and water makes things not dry.

Am I the first to finish my plate of food? Why? Because chewing helps digestion and my hands could have something to do with that.

Because all my digestion seems to be ‘normal’ I was told that it was unlikely to be a food intolerance but we need to rule it out.

So for 5 days at a time I’m excluding wheat, fructose, diary, and acidic foods. Apparently it’s the reintroduction that is important. So I will just wait and see.

As you can imagine, me eliminating wheat is an interesting one. So I needed to find a breakfast other than porridge or toast.

This paleo muesli is amazing! And once I’m back from being off fructose, I’m getting back into this muesli!

Do you have any food intolerances?

 paleo museli

Paleo Sweet Potato Muesli
Author: Adapted from [url href=”” target=”_blank”]PaleOMG[/url]
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Serves: 10
  • 1 cup slivered almonds
  • 1 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1 cup macadamias, chopped
  • 20 dried dates, chopped
  • 1 cup sweet potato puree
  • 2/3 cup coconut oil, melted
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 2/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • pinch of salt
  1. Preheat oven to 180*C
  2. Combine sweet potato puree, vanilla, melted coconut oil and maple syrup and all spices. Mix well.
  3. Add all remaining ingredients.
  4. Cover large baking dish with baking paper and pour muesli mix in. Spread out.
  5. Put in oven and stir at 20 intervals.
  6. Cook for roughly 1 hour, or until slightly browned.
  7. Turn oven off. Give muesli a stir and return to oven to cool.
  8. It will harden when cooled.
  9. Store in air tight container and serve with your choice of milk.


Paleo Sweet Potato Muesli

4 thoughts on “Paleo Muesli with Sweet Potato

  1. This sounds really nice – do you just cook whole sweet potato and then scoop out the cooked flesh? I made a nice paleo porridge i found on the net and it was really easy – just throw a 1/4 cup almond milk, 1/4 cup combo of pecans and almonds – or just almonds, 1/2 tsp cinnamon, 1 banana, handful of berries in the food processor or blender. I have quite a good blender and it worked perfectly (the amounts I stated are half of the original). It said to heat it but I ate it cold and it was amazing. I used strawberries. I then tried black sapote and that was yummy too.
    I would be interested to hear if your eczema improved. I cut out wheat and dairy for a week and must admit I just felt better. I have had dairy since but am really trying to limit wheat as it definitely makes me feel bloated but I miss pasta and I don’t think non wheat pasta will go down too well with the other half. Love you blog

    1. So sorry Katie, I just boil the sweet potato and then use the stick blender to puree it. It turns out that dairy was the problem and my hands seem to be getting better.

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