I don’t know what it is about muesli lately, but I am all about it. I think it’s because I’ve been setting my electric blanket too high at night, and when I wake up in the morning, all I want is cold muesli.
This muesli essentially just celebrates autumn. Okay, so maybe pumpkin didn’t make it in (don’t worry, that’s coming!), BUT there are pepitas, which are pumpkin seeds, so . . . I guess that counts! I also used dried apples, raisins, golden raisins, dried cranberries, and pecan pieces. DIVINE.
My first bites were certainly pleasant, but I felt that something was missing. It was almost too light and bright and sunshiny. It needed more autumn. I took a risk and added a dash of cinnamon, and wow, it made all the difference!
Side note: explaining to people how wonderful muesli is can be a pain. There is nothing appealing about the description “uncooked granola.” Like, when you really think about it, muesli should be terrible. So why is it so great?!
And as you can see, I added pomegranates to mine because I’m addicted right now. I keep throwing my money away on those ridiculous convenience packages at Trader Joe’s. I will happily pay an extra $1.50 to have somebody else prepare my pomegranate for me . . . 🙂
What you'll need:
- 1/2 cup rolled or quick oats (I use Country Choice Organic)
- 2 tbsp diced dried apple
- 2 tbsp raisins, golden raisins, or cranberries, OR a mix of the three
- 1 tbsp pepitas
- 1 tbsp pecan pieces
- pinch of cinnamon
- 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds (optional)
How to make it:
- Mix all ingredients (except pomegranate) until combined.
- Serve with yogurt or milk. Add pomegranates when serving.