Friday, June 26, 2009

Fruity Yogurt Muesli

Muesli is a Swiss breakfast cereal based on uncooked oats,fruits and nuts with a milk base.Developed by Bircher-Benner it is also known as 'BircherMuesli' where muesli indicates stew or porridge in Old English. Normally it contains milk or condensed milk or cream or yogurt as a base.The original had condensed milk as its base liquid.I found a simpler recipe here with a yoghurt base.Being different from the normal milky cereals I tried it out.

Ingredients:
Rolled Oldfashioned oats: 1 cup
Apple: 1
Pineapple Juice: 1/2 cup (I used slightly sweetened)
Whole/Lowfat Yogurt: 1/2 cup + few tbsps
Almonds or Mixed Nuts: handful
Fresh Fruits: optional .I used Pomegranate
Raisins/Craisins/Currants : handful
Sunflower/flax/pumpkin seeds: handful. I did not use but very good if used

Preparation:
Coarsely grate Apple.Mix it in a big bowl with oats,pineapple juice,cinnamon powder and yoghurt.Cover and place int he refrigerator overnight or atleast 1 hour.I went for overnight.

Slice or chop almonds or mixed nuts and Stir in half of nuts,craisins and fruits into the oats mixture.If the muesli or the oats mix looks so thick then add few tablespoons of yoghurt as necessary.

Pour /ladle into individual serving bowls and garnish with more fruits and the rest of the nuts .

You can replace the pineapple juice with apple or orange juice or even milk or soymilk.
Basically the muesli is uncooked and also no sweetner is added.But you can add sugar or fat free sweetener I used sweetened pineapple juice.Without the fresh fruits and nuts addition,the muesli can be slightly bland if unsweetened juice is used.With the addition of more fruits it becomes more sweet and naturally more healthy.The preparation is very easy except for the wait for the oats to soak in all the flavours.

Also checkout Priya's milkbased microwave muesli where the preparation is very much instant and also Simran's version of a delicious new year breakfast.

This is my second entry to AWED:Swiss hosted by me and started by Dear DK of ChefInYou.

Please Do send in your Cheesey Chocolatey Swiss entries to AWED:Swiss.The event is from June 6th to July6th 2009.Expecting many more....

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