Oats for Breakfast – Sans Cooking!

I don’t know why but I love that the English and Australians call granola “muesli.” It sounds so … European. And since I didn’t make much in the way of muesli before I encountered it in Australia, the name for me has stuck. The same goes for oatmeal and “porridge,” but I digress. This recipe is fantastic because not only is it super easy (and yes, no cooking required), but it’s chocked full of fiber, calcium, and antioxidants. What a great way to start off the day!
Bircher Muesli
 Serves 4
-2 cups rolled oats
-1 ½ cups apple or pear juice
-2 pears or apples, skins left on, grated
-1/2 cup plain yogurt
-4 Tbsp toasted chopped almonds
-1/2 cup blueberries
Put the rolled oats in a medium sized bowl and pour over the pear/apple juice. Leave to soak for 1 hour or overnight.
Add the fruit and yogurt and mix well.
Divide into serving bowls and top with toasted almonds and blueberries.  

About Danielle VenHuizen

Registered Dietitian, Certified LEAP Therapist