Bonus Muesli Recipe


As promised, here is the favorite “Muesli” recipe from Winona in South Carolina.

Many Europeans soak raw oatmeal and fruit overnight in milk or yogurt. The soaking softens it, no cooking is needed, and it is usually eaten cold. The Swiss call it “muesli”, and it is very healthy and easy to prepare. There are many different ways of preparing it, but this is my favorite.

  • 1/2 cup dry old-fashioned (slow cook) oatmeal
  • 1 T flaxmeal or toasted wheatgerm
  • 1 T frozen orange juice concentrate
  • 2/3 to 3/4 c water
  • 2 T craisins
  • 2 T raisins
  • sprinkle of salt, if desired
  • 6 oz lite yogurt
  • 1 to 2 T chopped walnuts or toasted almonds

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To prepare, combine everything but the yogurt and nuts in a bowl with a lid and refrigerate overnight. Before eating, stir in the yogurt and top with nuts. This can easily be prepared at home and taken to work for breakfast.

You can vary the dried fruits that are used, or use a little less water and use fresh fruit instead.

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