Friday, September 21, 2012

Swiss Cranberry Muesli

Muesli is a popular breakfast meal based on uncooked rolled oats, fruit and nuts.  Muesli was introduced around 1900 by the Swiss physician Maximilian Bircher-Benner for patients in his hospital, where a diet rich in fresh fruit and vegetables was an essential part of therapy.  This doctor was in charge of the Zurich Sanitarium.  So if you are feeling off-the-wall, eat some Muesli!

 There are many versions of Muesli as there are breakfast cereals, but this one is similar to the original Swiss version - a combination of overnight-soaked grains, nuts, dried fruit and yogurt.  Make it the night before and you'll have breakfast ready when you are.

This is not a hot breakfast for a cool morning.  If you prefer, have it for an afternoon wake-you-up snack.

Swiss Cranberry Muesli

by Patricia Stagich
Prep Time: 10 mins.
Keywords: breakfast yogurt muesli oatmeal
Ingredients (2 servings)
  • 1/2 cup low-fat yogurt (plain or flavored)
  • 1/2 cup low-fat milk (you can also use any fruit juice)
  • 6 Tbsp. old-fashioned oats
  • 2 Tbsp. dried cranberries
  • 1 Tbsp. sliced almonds
  • 1 Tbsp. wheat germ
  • 2 tsp. honey
  • 1/4 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp. salt.
Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl; cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours and up to 1 day.
You can make any combination with this Muesli.
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~Adapted from EatingWell 

1 comment:

  1. Yum! Love that you make this ahead and then just grab it when you're ready to eat. It would be perfect after a morning run.


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