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.
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.