Overnight Muesli

Overnight Muesli

overnight muesli
This is one of my favorite recipes for breakfast. For those of you curious or already well-versed in raw foods, this is a staple! It is so adaptable depending on what is in your pantry and your fruit bowl. I adore figs so this is my favorite way to make it, but feel free to mix it up (dried cranberries, raisins or dates instead of figs; fresh berries with or instead of apples)!
    Servings Prep Time
    4 people overnight
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    Servings Prep Time
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    Ingredients
    • 2cups rolled oats (old fashioned, not instant)
    • 1/4cup unsweetened coconut flakes
    • 1/4cup raw almonds
    • 1/2cup chopped dried figs
    • 1 granny smith apple (per serving)
    • 1/2teaspoon ground cinnamon (per serving)
    • 1/4cup cow's or almond milk or kefir (per serving, optional)
    Instructions
    1. In a medium glass or ceramic bowl, combine the oats with the next 3 ingredients (through dried figs). Add in 2 cups of water. Mix well and cover with a plate. Let mixture sit at room temperature overnight.
    2. In the morning, place 1 to 1ยฝ cup of mixture in a bowl, grate the apple on top of mixture, sprinkle the cinnamon, add milk and a little honey (if using). Transfer unused mixture to a tightly sealed container and refrigerate. This will keep in the refrigerator for 4-5 days.
    Recipe Notes

    This is not technically raw, as rolled oats are processed, so if you are particular about keeping it truly raw, substitute oat groats for the rolled oats and decrease the water to ยพ cup.

    Forgot to make it last night, but craving it this morning? No problem as you can assemble the muesli as directed, but decrease water to ยพ cup and let sit for 15 minutes (go take a shower or read posts on The Whole Mealโ€™s Blog!). If using raw oat groats you will still need to soak overnight to soften.

    Muesli (MYOOS-lee): Developed as a health food by Swiss nutritionist Dr. Bircher-Benner near the end of the 19th century. The German word muesli means "mixture".

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