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Muesli with Cranberries and Flaxseed

Yield 6 servings
Muesli, the German word for "mixture," typically refers to a breakfast cereal of grains, dried fruit, and nuts. A hearty breakfast like this—full of heart-healthy fats, whole grains, calcium- and protein-rich yogurt, and dried fruits—will help you stay full all morning.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups regular oats
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup wheat germ
  • 1/3 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups 1% low-fat milk
  • 3 tablespoons slivered almonds, toasted
  • 3 tablespoons chopped pecans, toasted
  • 3 tablespoons pumpkinseed kernels, toasted
  • 3 cups plain fat-free yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup

Nutrition Information

  • calories 421
  • caloriesfromfat 0.0 %
  • fat 12.4 g
  • satfat 2.2 g
  • monofat 4.8 g
  • polyfat 4.3 g
  • protein 19.5 g
  • carbohydrate 62.4 g
  • fiber 6.6 g
  • cholesterol 7 mg
  • iron 3.5 mg
  • sodium 162 mg
  • calcium 457 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 7 ingredients in a large bowl; pour milk over mixture, stirring to combine. Cover and chill 3 hours or overnight.

  2. Combine nuts and pumpkinseed kernels in a small bowl. Spoon 3/4 cup oat mixture into each of 6 bowls. Top each serving with 1/2 cup yogurt; sprinkle each serving with 1 1/2 tablespoons nut mixture, and drizzle with 1 teaspoon maple syrup.