Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Peasant Power Muesli

2 cups - rolled oats
1/2 cup - soy nuts (these add incredible crunchiness!!)
1/2 cup - almond slivers
1/2 cup - pumpkin seeds
1/2 cup - walnuts chopped
1/2 cup - coarsely chopped almonds
1/2 cup - dried cranberries, or apricots
1/4 cup - flax seeds, whole or ground

mix all ingredients and store in airtight container.

* Interesting food fact- Muesli was originally created in 1900 by the Swiss doctor, Maximillian Bircher-Benner. The very Swiss doctor was ahead of his time in nutritional research, believing in the benefits of a balanced diet that included raw fruits and vegetables. Of course his invention of the cereal muesli has been perverted by modern cereal companies that pack their cereals with refined sugar and corn syrup among many other unpronounceable and probably cancer causing ingredients. Do yourself a favor and try muesli in place of your morning cereal.


Jessica said...

this looks good but the raw oats kind of weird me out. how's their texture and how do they digest?

Madeline said...

Honestly, I find it easier to digest the raw oats than the toasted or cooked ones. The texture isn't bad at all. If you let them sit in the yogurt for a bit they plump up a bit and are quit yummy. However, you could easily change this recipe into one for granola, just lightly coat the oats and nuts (minus soy nuts and dried fruit) with oil and honey and spread on a baking sheet and toast in the oven.