This simple recipe from my ‘All-day breakfast’ cookbook is still one of my favorites.
Most of us know muesli from the crispy granola-like cereals, but originally it was invented as a very healthy breakfast of soaked fruits and oats, developed by a Swiss doctor. It’s not only a healthy, but also very convenient breakfast, because you do most of the work the evening in advance. That way, your breakfast is pretty much waiting for you in the AM. And who doesn’t want that!
I love to use dried apricots, that plump up beautifully and become extra sweet, but you can also use raisins.
for 1 person
½ cup (40 g) oats
2 dried apricots, chopped
½ cup (120 ml) water
1 tbsp lemon or apple juice
in the morning:
splash of milk
1⁄2 apple, grated
scoop of thick yogurt
1 tbsp nuts and/or seeds of your liking
1 handful of blueberries
1 tbsp coconut chips
Mix the oats and apricots with water and lemon juice. Leave to soak in the fridge for at least an hour, but preferably overnight.
Next morning, stir in a splash of milk to loosen up the oats. Add the grated apple as well.
Serve with the yogurt, nuts, seeds, berries and coconut.