Cranberry Couscous Muesli

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Recipe by COOKGIRl

A copycat version of Wildtime Foods' muesli mix made here in Oregon. Please note that all the ingredient amounts are estimated and feel free to alter the proportions. Wildtime Foods uses apple juice-sweetened cranberries for their muesli mix but I substituted orange juice sweetened cranberries because that's what was on hand. Perfect for camping, traveling, the office...

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup whole wheat couscous
  • 23 cup organic quick oats
  • 14 cup roasted almonds, chopped into small bits (I used slivered almonds which were coarsely chopped in a molcajete)
  • 14 cup dried cranberries
  • 3 -4 tablespoons unsulphured dried apples, cut up into small bits

Directions

  1. There are three ways to prepare muesli. Directions for one serving: #1. Place 1/2 cup of the mixture in a heatproof cereal bowl. Pour boiling water over it enough to completely saturate, stir, cover and set aside for 5 minutes.
  2. Or, #2. If you like it cold, just pour on milk, soy milk, rice milk, etc. and let it sit for 5 minutes to soften.
  3. Lastly, #3: Cook muesli by boiling 1 cup of water in a sauce pan; add 1/2 cup muesli; cook on medium heat 3-5 minutes. I *only* tested this recipe with Option #1.
  4. Remove lid, stir and add your favorite toppings: cream, soy milk, pinch of cinnamon, sprinkle of brown sugar, etc.

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