Muesli is a breakfast dish you can create using rolled oats, fresh or dried fruits, nuts or seeds, and may be enhanced by the presence of milk, yogurt or juice.  The word muesli itself was derived from the word muesli which simply means “puree” or “mash-up.”

 

Swiss Muesli
Swiss Muesli

 

Traditionally, you will need raw oats and soak it overnight until it attains a softened consistency but not to the point that it is mashed.  However, in this recipe, we’re going to have a shortcut but the taste is all the same.

 

Ingredients

  • 1 tbsp. of rolled oats
  • 2 small apples or 1 large apple, grated with the skin on
  • 1 tbsp. of sweetened condensed milk (evaporated milk, cream or regular milk may also be used)
  • 6 hazelnuts or almonds
  • 2 tsp. of lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp. of water

 

Optional toppings:

  • sunflower seeds
  • carrots, grated
  • bananas, sliced
  • dried fruits
  • yogurt
  • cinnamon

 

Note:  The ingredients above are for single serving only, adjust the portions to accommodate the serving you need.

 

Directions

  1. Pour the water over the oats, stir and the mixture be for about 10 minutes.
  2. For the meantime, chop the nuts and set them aside for a while.
  3. Check on how the oats have absorbed the water and add the sweetened condensed milk plus lemon juice. Stir the mixture until the ingredients are well incorporated.  Now, if you’re using milk or cream, add the lemon juice to the grated apple instead in order to avoid having the milk curdled.
  4. Add the mixture over the grated apple as well as the hazel nuts and mix well.
  5. You can then serve the muesli with your additional choice of toppings just like grated carrots, sliced bananas, dried fruits, cinnamon, yogurt or even sunflower seeds.

 

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