Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Morning Muesli

All right, here is a break from the ordinary: a recipe! Yes, a recipe for one of my favorite breakfasts. It is easy to make. And it sticks with you through the morning.

It originally came from a book called The New American Diet which isn't so new anymore. It is one of those recipes that I have made enough times that I have almost it memorized. Here it goes.

Morning Muesli

2 or 3 cups of uncooked oatmeal, depending on how many you need to feed
1 or 2 cups of milk, water, rice milk, etc. (your choice there)

Put these in a large mixing bowl, mix together, cover with plastic and let it soak overnight in the fridge.

The next morning, mix the the oatmeal with:

3/4 cup of plain yogurt
1 or 2 small to medium apples, cut into chunks
1/2 cup of raisins or dried cranberries
1/4 cup of chopped nuts (I like soaked almonds)
1 tablespoon of  fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons of wheat germ
Dash of cinnamon to taste
Sweeten with 1/4 cup of sugar or other sweetener such as brown sugar, agave or honey to taste

I love this stuff! I have a hard time stopping at one bowl. If you try it, let me know if you like it.

2 comments:

  1. OK, one question, do you cook it? If so, when? It sounds like something I would like to try.

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  2. No, the recipe is uncooked. The overnight soaking softens the oatmeal. I hope you do try it!

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