Muesli


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This classic Swiss breakfast recipe (from my girlfriend’s Aunt in Switzerland) made from uncooked rolled oats, dried and fresh fruits, and ground nuts, is heavenly. We eat this in warm & hot weather only, as it requires no cooking, and is simply refrigerated overnight. Quantities are up for grabs depending on how much you like of any particular ingredient. Depending on how watery you like it, the oat milk is delicious and lightly sweet. It is so clean, healthy, and refreshing!

Ingredients
2 cups rolled oats (10 minute version, not “quick 1 minute oats)
2 small handfuls of raw almonds, chopped to your liking by hand – chunky – or Cuisinart.
Handful of black raisins
8 or so pitted dates (Medjool dates if possible) – chopped in small pieces
2 -3 summer plums or pluots
Drizzle of vanilla extract
Cinnamon to taste

 

Optional
Handful of yellow raisins
Dried cranberries

Variation
2 unpeeled apples chopped up however large or small you like them – or blended. (It tastes great with a Granny Smith & 1 red apple. I prefer bigger chunks.) When available, it’s delicious with apples and plums.

Directions

Add all the ingredients together in a container that can be sealed and placed in the fridge. I like to layer them, beginning with the oats on the bottom. Then add sufficient water to cover the oats and fruits by about 1/2″.

Sprinkle with cinnamon to taste (we love cinnamon).
Lightly pat down so ingredients are covered in water.
Cover, and let sit overnight in the refrigerator.

Enjoy cold.

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