Is breakfast the most important meal of the day? I tend to skip breakfast more often than not. But I do have favorite breakfast foods, among the top ten is muesli. What the heck is muesli?
Muesli is a cereal developed by the Swiss, packed full of energy, so you can swish around the Alps on skis… or something. Unlike granola, muesli is based on raw rolled oats with other ingredients including grains, fresh or dried fruits, seeds and nuts, mixed with milk or yogurt.
This recipe is my version of one that I discovered as a kid, in a fantastic tome called “Self-sufficiency for Children“. I remember purchasing this book at a used book sale when I was about nine-years-old. I had no idea what the title meant, I was baffled by the metric measurements (the book was from the UK, I came to learn), but I was super-fascinated with all the DIY instructions and recipes, plus it’s gorgeous pen and ink illustrations!
Good Morning Muesli (one serving)
- 1/2 cup of rolled oats (raw)
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries
- 1/4 cup chopped raw almonds
- 1/2 Granny Smith apple, diced with skin on
- 6 oz. vanilla yogurt
- 1 Tbsp. honey, or to taste
Traditionally, muesli was prepared by soaking the oats in milk or fruit juice first. This is an optional step, and not necessary. Anyway, I prefer to combine all the ingredients in a bowl and enjoy it right away! Occasionally, if I don’t have yogurt on hand, I will eat muesli with milk just like regular dry cereal.