Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Started off the day with my very own homemade Bircher muesli.

It's not as good as the one I buy from Eat on occasion but it's probably a lot cheaper in the long run than having to pay £1.85 per bowl.

Note: Three teaspoons make a tablespoon and 16 tablespoons make one cup.

Bircher Muesli
Serves 2

1/2 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup apple juice
1/4 cup natural yoghurt
pinch of cinnamon
1 apple (preferably Granny Smith)
1 tablespoon crushed almonds
1 tablespoon dried cranberries
1 banana
1 handful blueberries

1) Mix rolled oats, juice, cranberries and cinnamon together in a large bowl, cover and refrigerate overnight.
2) In the morning, grate the apple and slice the banana into the mixture. Stir in enough yogurt to reach a desired consistency. Mix in the blueberries.
3) Sprinkle with crushed almonds.

Any fruit at all can be used in this recipe. The mixture can keep for three days in a fridge.

There are plenty of other variations of this recipe which you can Google for. A favourite entry of mine is from Delicious Days which has wonderful photographs accompanying her muesli post.

Edited to add: It's an amazing dish. I ate this at 7.15 am and still wasn't hungry at 1 pm. On normal days, I tend to get rather hungry by 11.30 am. Wow!

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