Sunday, May 20, 2007

Muesli (Overnight Oats)

This is my favorite and most frequently eaten breakfast in the summer. It is so easy and versatile.

The Basics: per serving

  • 1/3 cup Old-Fashioned Rolled Oats
  • 1/3 cup milk (I add enough just so the oats are barely floating in the liquid)
  • 1-2 Tbsp dried fruit, I like dried cranberries, cherries, apricots (or you can add any diced fresh fruit in the morning, blueberries, blackberries, strawberries, and banana)

Optional Add-ins:

  • 1 tsp ground flax seeds
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp slivered almonds or other chopped nuts
On Sunday, I streamline the process and perpare a weeks worth of tupperware containers with the dry ingedients and place in the pantry ready to just add milk or fresh fruit. Mine includes oatmeal, mixed dried fruit, cinnamon, and ground flax seed.

Night before: add milk/yogurt and place in fridge overnight. It's ready to enjoy in the morning!!