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.


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

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