Muesli is a Swiss word meaning "mush," but it's usually eaten as a cold cereal. Use whatever fruit and nuts you like, for a total of two cups of fruit and three-quarters of a cup of nuts.
- 5 cups rolled oats, 1 pound
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup whole hazelnuts
- 1/4 cup sliced almonds
- 1/2 cup toasted wheat germ
- 1/2 cup dried apricots, sliced
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- 1/2 cup golden raisins
- 1/2 cup dried apple slices
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Mix oats with cinnamon, spread on a baking sheet, and toast for 15 minutes.
Toast hazelnuts until skins loosen, about 10 minutes. Rub off skins, and chop coarsely. Toast almonds for about 4 minutes.
Combine nuts with oats, wheat germ, and dried fruit. Toss together, and store in an airtight jar. Muesli will keep for several weeks. Serve with hot or cold milk.
SourceMartha Stewart Living, June/July 1993