Wednesday, August 6, 2008
My Favourite Muesli
There is a muesli recipe I enjoy that was given to me by a dear friend. Muesli usually has nuts in it; but this recipe reflects my preference to exclude nuts. Luckily this is the kind of recipe that one can easily adjust to fit preference by adding or subtracting ingredients at will. Finally, this is what might be called a "fresh muesli" since it's wet and thrown together as opposed to dried for storage.
3/4 c fat-free, plain yogurt
1/2 c dry, uncooked quick oats
1/2 c berries or cut fruit.
This recipe's quite simple to prepare: combine yogurt and oatmeal, then put the fruit on top. Often I just combine all the ingredients at the same time and mix. It is fine to eat it right away; but some people make it ahead of time to soften the oats a little more. One could also add nuts or use dried fruit instead of fresh. A flavoured yogurt might be used instead of plain, and even the fat level of the yogurt can be adjusted to taste.
Usually this is a breakfast food; but sometimes I make it ahead for a light, nutritious lunch at work. This recipe has two small servings, or one large one.