Muesli: A Well-Traveled Real Food Breakfast

Don’t worry: I’d never heard of muesli either.

But when my daughter came back from Germany raving about it, I had to investigate.

I tasted store-bought muesli and was not impressed with the cost of the product or the overly-hard texture. (But…doesn’t muesli mean ‘mush’ or ‘soft food’?)

When I came to understand the concept of soaking oatmeal (and grains, in general), I researched a recipe – the original recipe, a European immigrant! – tweaked it with the soaking process, added a few flavorings, and turned it loose at my table.

Here’s what I ended up with.

It fits perfectly into the Foodwifery concept of real food that is easy and fun.

Take five minutes in the evening to stir this up using your family’s favorite real flavoring, and make it a quick and easy breakfast for your morning crowd.


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3 cups rolled grains (oat, barley, wheat, spelt, or combo of any and all)
½ cup raisins
3 TBS coconut, dried
3 TBS chopped almonds
1-1/2 tsp. Vanilla

Mix all together in a bowl and pour enough raw milk in to just cover, about two cups. Cover with lid or plastic wrap and allow to stand at room temperature overnight.

In morning, stir and serve with milk, sliced apples or bananas, etc.

This can also be placed in refrigerator to chill slightly for a cold breakfast, or heated gently for a warm meal.

Try a variety of nuts, seeds, dried fruits, and flavorings.

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