What is Muesli? For many people, it’s the lonely imported box of oats and dried fruit at the end of the cereal aisle. But I’ve always known it as a real treat – a mixture with oats and yogurt that my mom would make on weekend mornings.
Muesli was popularized by a Swiss physician at the turn of the 20th century as part of his regimen for healthier eating. It’s one of my favorite power breakfasts, perfect after the gym or before a long day.
Muesli made with dried figs and cherries
Muesli (makes 2 small or 1 large serving)
Vary the amounts based on your mood – I often use an apple per person and very little of the other ingredients, making it more of a breakfast fruit salad.
- 1 apple, cored but not peeled
- 1 tbs lemon juice
- 1/2 cup yogurt
- 1 tbs honey
- 1/3 cup oatmeal or granola
- 1/4 cup chopped nuts, such as almonds or pecans
- 1/4 cup dried fruit, such as raisins or dried cherries
Grate the apple using a box grater and toss with lemon juice. Stir in yogurt and add honey to taste. Mix in remaining ingredients. If you prefer softer oats, allow the mixture to sit for a few minutes before serving.