Prep 10 mins
Cook 8 hrs
The original inspiration for this was my Easy, Overnight Muesli (Switzerland) from the Usborne Children's World Cookbook that Gramma gave my son when he first started learning to cook. This version was created when I was soaking the oats one night when DS mentioned that he'd eaten the last apple. He didn't know I had plans for it in the morning. The next morning I used strawberries instead and whatever else was on hand & this recipe was born. :) Muesli is a healthy breakfast cereal, originally created by a Swiss doctor, made up of grains, fruit and nuts. Cook time includes overnight softening of the oats, as there is no actual cooking for this recipe.
- Before you go to bed, put the oats into a large bowl and pour the water on top.
- In the morning, remove stems from strawberries and chop the fruit into 1/2 inch pieces.
- Gently stir strawberries, lemon juice, cranberries and pecans into the softened oats.
- Divide the muesli into four bowls and drizzle some honey on top of each serving.
I threw in some flax seeds 'cause I have a ton and they're very good for you. I wasn't sure I'd like this without some cinnamon or brown sugar thrown in, but it was good! A much better way to start the day than everyone's usual sugary cereals. I may add in a few things next time just to see what happens, and I'm definitely going to try the apple version, too. Thanks, Tink!
A very nice, easy and delicious way to start my day! I added about a 1/4 teaspoon of lemon zest to the oats and water instead of lemon juice, and the dried cranberries as well as I like them when they're re-hydrated. I toasted some sunflower seeds and almond pieces (not a big pecan fan) and added those in the morning with the strawberries and honey and a spoonful of still warm homemade yoghurt. I think I was in breakfast heaven! Will definitely making this often and trying different fresh fruits such as blueberries, mangoes and raspberries. I made a big batch and kept the leftovers in the fridge. I do like it slightly warm so a quick 30 seconds in the microwave before adding my yoghurt. Thanks so much for another deliciously healthy recipe Tink!! Made and enjoyed for PAC Spring 2011.