Muesli is one the most healthful foods there is and very easy to prepare; it was one of Kou's favorite breakfast foods while growing up. It is delicious cold but may be served warm on a cold day! This is my all time favorite go-to recipe for breakfast. It is loaded with nutrient-rich ingredients which provide everything from anti-oxidants to plenty of complex carbohydrates and protein that jump-start your day but sustain you through to lunchtime.
The following recipe will make 2 servings; you can multiply the amounts to suit your needs. Feel free to vary and change the spices, nuts, dried and fresh fruit, berries, etc according to the season and your preference. Although the muesli is quite sweet and satisfying with all the fruit and soy milk, you may like to sweeten it with a little maple syrup or brown sugar.
1 cup Oats or multigrain flakes
1 Apple, finely chopped (not necessary to peel)
1/3 cup fresh Blueberries
1/2 cup finely chopped nuts (walnuts, almonds, cashews, etc)
2 Tbsp Raisins
2 Tbsp Dried Cranberries
1/3 cup dried Apricots/Peaches, finely chopped
1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract or ground Cardamom
1/2 - 1 tsp ground Cinnamon
11/2 - 2 cups Soy or other milk
2 Tbsp Soy Yogurt (optional) for serving
Combine all the ingredients except the yogurt in a bowl and mix well; cover tightly.
Refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
Spoon the muesli into two bowls and top with the yogurt.
Serve cold or warm as desired. Enjoy!!