Fresh Muesli with Apples, Currants, and Toasted Almonds

Fresh Muesli with Apples, Currants, and Toasted Almonds
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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
715
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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
35g
50%
Sugar
39g
43%
Saturated Fat
15g
63%
Cholesterol
83mg
28%
Carbohydrate, by difference
69g
53%
Protein
33g
72%
Vitamin A, RAE
62µg
9%
Vitamin B-12
3µg
100%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
21mg
28%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
8µg
9%
Calcium, Ca
240mg
24%
Choline, total
22mg
5%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Fluoride, F
2µg
0%
Folate, total
60µg
15%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
72mg
23%
Niacin
6mg
43%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
387mg
55%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
19µg
35%
Sodium, Na
325mg
22%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
264g
10%
Zinc, Zn
5mg
63%

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.