Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Muesli

Hi all! There is LOTS of snow falling outside my window as I write this post. I wasn't expecting snow until later tonight, but I guess it decided to come early. Ok with me, as long as I make it home safe and sound after work. Before sharing a delicious and warming recipe, I have a small favor to ask all of you readers out there. The photographer who shot our wedding is offering a free large canvas of one of our favorite wedding pictures if we receive the most "likes" on Facebook. Confused yet? I realize I am not explaining this well...so, go HERE to vote on Facebook. First, "like" Hoffer Photography then "like" the picture of Jeff and I on our tandem bike! Please and THANK YOU so very much :) Now, on to more important things like food....


More specifically...muesli! Muesli is a popular breakfast cereal made with oats, fruit and nuts. There are so many fun ways to make this. Here is what I came up with:

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 mashed banana (to thicken the oats)
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/4 cup of mixed fruit (apricots, cranberries, dates, etc).
  • handful of fresh blueberries
  • sprinkle of brown sugar
Heat the oats, water and raisins on the stove top at medium heat until they thicken. After about 2 minutes, stir in the mashed banana half. Once the oats are the thickness you want, add the rest of your toppings and sprinkle with brown sugar to add some sweetness! Similar to oatmeal, but a little more exciting and healthier with all of the added sugars from the fruits instead of syrup or peanut butter, or whatever else you use to normally sweeten your oatmeal.


Jeff bought me this spoon for Christmas at one of my favorite fair trade shops close by. I love love love it! I also loved this breakfast (even though I ate mine for lunch)! If there is snow near you, I hope you are safe and enjoying the beauty of it today.

5 comments:

ann said... Best Blogger Tips

That oatmeal looks yummy and comforting!

Katrina said... Best Blogger Tips

Ahh! I love your blog! I found you over at Foodbuzz. I'm new to this whole thing but am loving it. :)

Cait Jensen said... Best Blogger Tips

Hi Katrina! So glad you found me :) I also love your blog and am "following" you! Can't wait to try some of your recipes!

Carolyn Jung said... Best Blogger Tips

Fell in love with muesli when I visited Australia last year. It's like the national breakfast there. ;)

Anonymous said... Best Blogger Tips

I want your spoon.

 
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