Ranch Breakfast Muesli

Ranch Breakfast MuesliRecipe
Photo: Alex Farnum; Styling: Randy Mon
Every morning at the breakfast buffet, guests at Rancho La Puerta look forward to this sweet-tart cereal, full of refreshing apples. It's a flexible recipe, delicious with or without nuts and more fruit.
Serves 4


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1 cup regular rolled oats
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 firm tart apples, such as Granny Smith
1/4 cup toasted or raw sliced almonds
3 tablespoons agave syrup*, maple syrup, or mild honey
1/4 cup toasted or raw unsweetened shredded coconut, or dried currants
1 cup plain low-fat yogurt (optional)


Prep: 15 Minutes

1. In a medium bowl, combine oats with 3/4 cup water. Let stand while you prepare remaining ingredients.

2. Put lemon juice in another bowl. Peel 1 apple, then cut out 8 very thin slices. Turn slices in lemon juice and lift out; set aside. Peel and coarsely shred remaining apples into lemon juice; mix immediately.

3. Stir apples, nuts, syrup, and coconut into oats. Divide among 4 bowls. Serve with yogurt if you like; garnish with apple slices.

*Agave syrup (also called agave nectar) is a sweetener made from the juice of the agave plant. Find it at well-stocked grocery and natural-food stores.

Make ahead: In step 1, combine oats with 1 1/2 cups water; chill at least 2 hours and as long as overnight, then drain (oats will be fuller-textured than when short-soaked).

Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Created date

January 2009

Nutritional Information

Calories 220
Caloriesfromfat 27 %
Protein 4.8 g
Fat 6.6 g
Satfat 2.3 g
Carbohydrate 38 g
Fiber 4.3 g
Sodium 4.5 mg
Cholesterol 0.0 mg