Fresh Muesli with Apples, Currants, and Toasted Almonds

Fresh Muesli with Apples, Currants, and Toasted Almonds
Viviane Bauquet Farre

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups  rolled oats
  • 1/2 Cup  currants or raisins
  • 1 1/2 Cup  milk
  • 1 1/4 Cup  nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 Cup  honey or maple syrup
  • medium-sized Gala, Braeburn, Fuji or other firm-fleshed apples, cored
  • 1/4 Cup  lemon juice
  • 1/3 Cup  slivered almonds
  • 2 Cups  berries

Did you know that the dry muesli that comes in a box bears no resemblance whatsoever to the fresh muesli you can make from scratch?

If you've never tasted fresh, homemade muesli, you owe it to yourself to try this recipe.

The heart of fresh muesli is rolled oats soaked in milk. (I love to add currants to the oats for the delicate sweetness they release.) Once they've absorbed the milk, you'll coarsely grate loads of snappy apples and add them to the mix, along with yogurt, honey, and a generous splash of lemon juice.

The lemon juice is a critical ingredient here. It brightens the flavors and brings a needed counterpoint to the sweetness of the fruits and honey. So don’t be tempted to skimp.

Serve it with seasonal berries and toasted almonds, and you have a muesli that's not only nutritious, it's also light and absolutely delicious.

What a perfect way to start your day!

Directions

Place the oats and currants in a large bowl. Add the milk, stir, and let stand at room temperature until the grains have absorbed all of the liquid, about 30 minutes.

Add the yogurt and honey to the oat mixture. Coarsely grate the apples with a box grater. Add to the oat mixture with the lemon juice and stir until well blended. Set aside.

Heat a small heavy-bottomed frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the almonds and constantly stir or shake the pan until they become golden, about 2 minutes.

Transfer to a bowl to cool. Spoon the muesli into breakfast bowls. Top with the berries, sprinkle with the toasted almonds, and serve.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

414 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Fiber, Low Sodium Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:

21%

Servings:

4
  • Fat 39g 60%
  • Carbs 304g 101%
  • Saturated 10g 49%
  • Fiber 32g 130%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 170g
  • Protein 45g 90%
  • Cholesterol 37mg 12%
  • Sodium 180mg 8%
  • Calcium 667mg 67%
  • Magnesium 395mg 99%
  • Potassium 2,263mg 65%
  • Iron 12mg 65%
  • Zinc 9mg 62%
  • Phosphorus 1,254mg 179%
  • Vitamin A 809IU 16%
  • Vitamin C 56mg 94%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 78%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 82%
  • Niacin (B3) 6mg 28%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 36%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 124µg 31%
  • Vitamin B12 2µg 27%
  • Vitamin D 5µg 1%
  • Vitamin E 11mg 54%
  • Vitamin K 64µg 80%
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 16g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 9g
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