Friday, May 1, 2009

Recipe: Quick & Easy Muesli

Breakfast in 5 minutes...tops!

This is a super easy recipe that feels like a decadent treat every time I make it. I got the original recipe from Darina Allen's Ballymaloe Cooking School Cookbook. It's a wonderful book full of great basic techniques, master recipes, and delicious ideas. It's one of my recent cookbook purchases, but has turned into a great culinary resource.

Besides being quick and easy, the ingredients are pretty portable. So it could be an easy breakfast when you're not at home.

The original recipe says it feeds two, but I could easily eat it all on my own. If you want to share, make more ;-)

Apple Muesli
1/4 cup rolled oats
3 tablespoons water
1 sweet apple (e.g., Golden Delicious)
1 teaspoon honey
1 tablespoons nuts (e.g., walnuts), chopped
1 tablespoons raisins, halved if large

Measure out the water into a bowl and sprinkle the oatmeal on top. Let the oatmeal soak up the water while you grate the apple, preferably with the skin.

Stir the honey into the oatmeal, followed by the apple, nuts, and raisins.

As strawberry season flits by, consider mashing in a few instead of apple. Or blueberries, banana, mango...mmm...