When my friend Aubrey returned from living in New Zealand she talked about kiwis, gorgeous water to swim in, and eating muesli and lamb in excess. Before then I hadn’t really given much though to muesli and I certainly hadn’t tried it.
The next week when I was at the co-op I strolled past the bulk bins and noticed the muesli. I bought a plastic baggie of it, and let it sit in a glass jar in our kitchen for roughly a year and a half. It wasn’t until last week when I cleaned out the jars and simultaneously got a recipe from a friend that I realized that maybe I should be giving muesli another go.
Muesli is an oat based breakfast cereal and usually contains a mixture of fruit (dried or fresh) and nuts. It’s super simple to make and is really a matter of throwing all of the ingredients together and letting it sit in a bowl overnight until it’s ready to eat the next morning.
Cherry Vanilla Muesli
2 cups regular oats
1/3 cup chia seeds
1/3 cup flax seeds
1/4 cup honey
1 tablespoon vanilla
1/2 cup dried cherries
1/2 c almonds
3 cups of milk of choice
Mix all ingredients together (reserve nuts if you’d rather preserve their crunchiness and add in when you eat) and put into a bowl in the refrigerator overnight or for a few hours.
Serve with fresh fruit, additional milk, or yogurt.
Now if only I could bring New Zealand weather to the Midwest.