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Makes about 6 1/2-cup servings

Muesli, a European breakfast standard, is made from uncooked grains traditionally soaked in fruit juice overnight. Try this updated morning treat with rolled oats that can be eaten right away.

2 cups rolled oats
1/4 cup chopped almonds
1/2 cup chopped dried fruit (apples, figs, apricots, etc.)
1/2 cup raisins

Combine oats, almonds, dried fruit, and raisins. Leave whole or grind in a food processor for a finer cereal.

To serve, mix with hot or cold fortified soy- or rice milk, fruit juice, or applesauce. Top with fresh fruit if desired, and let stand a few minutes before serving.

Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Per 1/2-cup serving

  • Calories: 196
  • Fat: 4.6 g
  • Saturated Fat: 0.5 g
  • Calories from Fat: 21%
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Protein: 6.1 g
  • Carbohydrates: 35.2 g
  • Sugar: 13 g
  • Fiber: 4.6 g
  • Sodium: 5 mg
  • Calcium: 43 mg
  • Iron: 1.8 mg
  • Vitamin C: 0.5 mg
  • Beta Carotene: 79 mcg
  • Vitamin E: 1.8 mg

Source: Healthy Eating for Life for Women by Kristine Kieswer; recipe by Jennifer Raymond, M.S., R.D.