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.
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
How to Make It
Combine first 7 ingredients in a large bowl; pour milk over mixture, stirring to combine. Cover and chill 3 hours or overnight.
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.
I've started making this so that I have it on hand all the time. I love it. I couldn't find any wheat germ, so I left that out. I also missed the milk step the first time I made it (and wondered why I had to refrigerate it overnight...). Since then, when making it, I've chosen to leave both those ingredients out. I like the crunchiness of it w/ plain yogurt, and I think the milk would make it soggy. I usually add some kind of fresh berries to it when I eat it.
The hardest part about the recipe is getting all the ingredients. But if you can at least find most of them, this is a tasty, healthy, and extremely filling breakfast. I was happy with my portion, and added some extra nuts and maple syrup on top to make my husband happy.
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