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Food on Fridays with Ann
I’ve been collecting interesting recipes and food articles on one of my Pinterest boards. A couple of weeks ago I pinned a post from The Comfortable Cook that included a recipe for muesli.I used to love muesli when I was younger, but had gotten away from it until now. Muesli, being raw, is easier (and healthier) to make than granola. Just toss in the ingredients, mix, and serve.When I saw how flexible the recipe was and how I could add ingredients and last-minute toppings, I knew this was going to become a staple in our household.
The Comfortable Cook’s Healthy Start Breakfast Muesli
- 4 cups rolled oats
- 1/2 cup wheat germ
- 1/2 cup wheat bran
- 1 cup raisins
- 1/2 cup craisins
- 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
- 2 tablespoons ground flax seeds
- 1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds
Preparation:Mix everything in a large bowl. Store in an airtight container. Keeps a couple of months at room temp.When you make it in the morning, The Comfortable Cook recommends adding plain yogurt, fresh berries, grated apples and/or bananas. I ate it with milk and added grated apples and chopped dates one morning, and used the same toppings with soy milk another morning. I drizzled a little honey on top for sweetness, and I definitely like adding dates. I love how easy it is to adjust to suit taste preferences. I’m not crazy about the sunflower seeds, for example, but it’s no problem. Next time I’ll simply replace them with almonds.I can’t wait until berries are in season. I’ll be sprinkling them on top of muesli and mixing in yogurt for summer breakfast parfaits.
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