- 1 1/2 cups (375 ml) rolled oats
- 1 cup (250 ml) 2% plain yogurt
- 1 cup (250 ml) milk
- 2 Cortland or Granny Smith apples, unpeeled and grated (or both varieties for colour)
- 1/2 cup (125 ml) dried cranberries
- 1/2 cup (125 ml) maple syrup
- 1/4 cup (60 ml) ground flax seeds
- 1/4 teaspoon (1 ml) vanilla extract
- Fresh fruit, to taste (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries ...)
- Yogurt (hazelnut, vanilla or plain)
- Hazelnuts or almonds, chopped
- Dried or fresh coconut, grated
- In a bowl, combine the oats, yogurt, and milk. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
- Add the apples, dried fruit, maple syrup, flax or chia seeds, and vanilla to the oatmeal mixture.
- Serve in the centre of the table with fresh fruit, yogurt and, nuts in separate bowls and let each person prepare their own muesli.
By adding the apples at the last moment, the basic muesli will keep for three to four days, and only 1 day with the apples.
Smaller than sesame seeds, chia seeds has a neutral flavor and go incognito in recipes like smoothies, breads, muffins, meatballs, pancakes, cereal, etc.. Unlike flaxseed, chia does not have to be ground to release its omega-3. You will find the chia seeds in several grocery stores and natural food stores.