Muesli was a foreign concept to me until recently. I knew I loved oatmeal, especially the steel cut variety, but I had no clue you could eat it cold! I’d spotted some recipes here and there, but I never seemed to have all of the ingredients on hand at the same time. I finally took things into my own hands last weekend and came up with this concoction. The end result was nutty, chewy, and super filling. And it was at least six hours before the thought of eating again crossed my mind – perfect for this afternoon snacker!
Almond Orange Breakfast Muesli
• 1 cup steel cut oats
• 1 cup milk (regular, soy, almond, etc.)
• 1/4 C orange juice (unless you use regular milk, then replace with 1/2 tsp orange extract)
• 1/2 tsp cinnamon or all-spice
• 1/4 tsp ginger
• 1/4 tsp almond extract
• 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
• drizzle of honey
This couldn’t be simpler, you just need to plan ahead because everything needs to sit together in an airtight container for 10-12 hours. (You can replace the steel cut oats with instant for instant satisfaction!) Combine all of your ingredients in a bowl that can be covered or a jar with a lid. Refrigerate 10-12 hours. AND THAT’S IT.
The next morning remove your muesli from the fridge and serve up a portion. Drizzle a little more honey over the top and add some fruit. If things seem a little dry try adding a little more milk. You can dig in then and there or pop it in the microwave for 30 seconds to bring things up to room temperature. I’ve found this recipe to yield about 3 servings, like I said it’s seriously filling! But if you’d like to make more or less just go with the 1:1 ratio of oats to milk and you’ll be fine.