Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Our favorite summer breakfast

I love the delicious variety of fruit available right now--berries, peaches, plums, etc. When I was a kid, my mom would make big batches of muesli on hot summer days and we'd eat it all day long. My daughters love it as much as my siblings and I did. The following recipe from The Vegetarian Mother's Cookbook is really general . . . use whatever fruit you have available.

Summer Müesli

2 cups rolled oats
1 1/2 cups milk (dairy or nondairy)
2 tablespoons orange juice (optional)
1 peach or nectarine, diced
2 apricots or plums, diced
1 cup berries (raspberries, blackberries, blueberries, strawberries, etc.)
1/2 cup sunflower seeds or chopped almonds

Mix oats, milk, and optional juice together in large bowl. Let sit while you prepare fruit. Mix in remaining ingredients. Eat immediately or refrigerate for later.

Makes 6 servings

Variation: Replace 1/2 to 1 cup milk with yogurt or kefir.


Esme said...

have you seen the recipe I posted where I do the same concept except bake it in the oven.

Cathe Olson said...

No--but I'm intrigued. I will check it out.

Cathe Olson said...

Can you post the link?

Buffy said...

Cathe, we had some steel-cut oats to use up and so I'm trying this right now (overnight) with those. I'm pretending that will work. ;0

Cathe Olson said...

Hm . . . not sure steel-cut oats will soften enough. Let me know what happens.

Buffy said...

They definitely didn't soften enough -- but I think if I had just put enough liquid in, they would've -- when we got up in the morning (Fiona and I have been living at Fiestabeth's for the last month) they had absorbed it all-- like beans that you didn't put enough water in. I ate it like that and they were definitely over chewy. :) Beth ended up cooking them with extra liquid and that helped, but took away the extra liquidy cold non-gummy aspect.