Buckwheat-Apple Muesli

READY IN: 10hrs 8mins


  • 13
    cup buckwheat groats (not kasha, which is toasted)
  • 14
    cup apple juice
  • 1
    medium apple, sliced into quarters (I like tart ones!)
  • 18
    teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1
    pinch nutmeg
  • For topping
  • 1 -2
    tablespoon shredded coconut (optional but yummy) (optional)
  • 2
    2 tablespoons any other nuts or 2 tablespoons seeds, of your choice


  • NOTE: This makes a generous bowlful, so for a rather more manageable amount, use 1/4 cup buckwheat groats and reduce everything else slightly.
  • Soak the grits and dates overnight in 1 1/4 cups of water. In the morning, drain off and RESERVE the soaking liquid.
  • Put groats and dates in a food processor or blender (if you have a mini-blender it comes in handy here!). Add 2 of the apple quarters, the juice, cinnamon, nutmeg, and 1/4 cup of the soaking liquid. Blend till fairly smooth.
  • Pour into a bowl. Finely dice 1 of the remaining apple quarters (you don't need the last quarter so munch away) and stir into the cereal.
  • Top with coconut and walnuts, or whatever you like. Almonds are pretty good. So -- enjoy!