Fresh Muesli with Apples, Currants, and Toasted Almonds

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

Fresh Muesli with Apples, Currants, and Toasted Almonds

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!

4
Servings
553
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

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
  • 4 medium-sized Gala, Braeburn, Fuji or other firm-fleshed apples, cored
  • 1/4 Cup lemon juice
  • 1/3 Cup slivered almonds
  • 2 Cups berries

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.

Muesli Shopping Tip

What’s the difference between brown and white eggs? Besides color, nothing – different breeds of chicken account for the differences in color – quality and freshness are what really count.

Muesli Cooking Tip

In addition to keeping foods like granola, yogurt, and fruit on hand, plan ahead for hectic weekdays by whipping up extra batches of waffles or pancakes and individually freezing them for easy morning meals.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
11g
17%
Sugar
59g
N/A
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
14mg
5%
Protein
22g
43%
Carbs
100g
33%
Vitamin A
51µg
6%
Vitamin B12
1µg
18%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
15.9%
Vitamin C
22mg
37%
Vitamin D
1µg
N/A
Vitamin E
3mg
17%
Vitamin K
20µg
25%
Calcium
300mg
30%
Fiber
12g
49%
Folate (food)
43µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
43µg
11%
Iron
3mg
18%
Magnesium
178mg
44%
Monounsaturated
4g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
9%
Phosphorus
481mg
69%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
930mg
27%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.9mg
54%
Sodium
80mg
3%
Sugars, added
12g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.4mg
26.8%
Zinc
3mg
20%

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