If you’re not familiar with the term “muesli”, it’s basically a breakfast cereal comprised of rolled oats, dried fruit, nuts, and seeds that hails from Switzerland. You can combine it with milk, yogurt, and/or juice, and I personally think it’s best when soaked overnight.
What I like best about it is that there is no added sugar. So many so-called “healthy” breakfast foods are laden with sugar in one form or another; whether it’s the processed white stuff, honey, maple syrup, or evaporated can juice… they’re all sugar.
This muesli relies solely on apple juice sweetened dried cranberries and raisins for sweetness.
Muesli is also delicious sprinkled over yogurt or enjoyed with milk like regular cereal. It keeps well in an airtight container, and makes a lovely hostess or holiday gift.
Sunflower seeds are a more common addition, but I like chia seeds for their omega-3s and crunch.
Chia Seed Muesli
Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Ingredients (6 servings)
- 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- 1/2 chopped or sliced dry roasted unsalted almonds
- 1/4 cup apple juice sweetened dried cranberries (available at Whole Foods)
- 1/4 cup raisins, preferably organic
Combine 1/2 cup each of the following in a bowl: muesli, milk of choice, water, and yogurt. If you prefer a thicker (oatmeal-like) consistency, omit the water or use 1/4 cup each of milk and water.
Serve stirred into yogurt or with milk.