Breakfast, Muesli

Overnight Muesli

January 21, 2013

We all have stressful mornings. And even if we don’t really have them, a couple more minutes in the morning wouldn’t hurt. At University, when I had like 2 hours to get ready in morning I thought that was stressful. Now that I’m doing my internship I wake up at 5.30am, brush my teeth, grab my breakfast and stuff all the containers into my bag, get dressed, grab a banana to eat on the way to the subway station and head to the gym. I arrive at work at around 8.10 and am more than ready for a filling breakfast. As someone who loves breakfast it’s truly the best part of the day. But it wouldn’t be that way if I ate just a piece of toast. Breakfast has to taste delicious and fill me up for a couple of hours. That’s where this overnight muesli comes in…

Overnight Muesli from healthinspirations.net

Overnight oats have made several appearances across the blogosphere and there’s so many great recipes out there already that I was hesitant to write this post. But a healthy breakfast is the foundation of good day and a oat recipe has always been well-received amongst us foodies Smile

I call this recipe overnight muesli and not overnight oats as the taste reminds me a lot of Bircher Muesli or this Summer Muesli. The difference: Bircher muesli requires a lot more work in the morning. With this recipe you throw all the ingredients into a container or bowl at night and grab it in the morning ready to eat. Instead of using freshly grated apple I use dried apple bits to prevent the muesli from browning. However I still add a mashed banana and for extra nutrition I add chia and flax seeds. And for natural sweetness I add dried cranberries. If you need your muesli to be sweeter you can add a drizzle of honey or agave nectar in the morning but the banana and cranberries add the perfect amount of sweetness for my taste.

Overnight Muesli from healthinspirations.net

As with all your breakfasts you can be creative when it comes to the toppings. I usually top my oats with almond butter {I have a jar at work which can get dangerous, if you know what I mean!!!!}

Overnight Muesli from healthinspirations.net

Overnight Muesli

serves 1

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 – 1 banana
  • 1/3 cup oats {heaping}
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1 tablespoon ground flax seeds
  • 1 tablespoon dried cranberries
  • 1-2 tablespoon dried apples {chopped}
  • a few walnuts or almonds {chopped}
  • 1/3 cup natural or Greek-style yoghurt
  • 1/2-1 cup milk of your choice

Instructions:

  1. Mash the banana. Then add the oats, seeds, dried fruit and nuts.
  2. Next add in the wet ingredients: yoghurt and milk. The exact amounts depend on how thick or runny you like your muesli. I suggest sticking to 1/3 cup of yoghurt and 1/2 cup of milk and if you need to readjust the consistency you can always add more milk in the morning.
  3. Cover with a lid and leave to soak in the fridge overnight. In the morning top with your favorite toppings and enjoy your stress-free brekkie.

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3 Comments

  • Reply Kathryn January 21, 2013 at 11:07 am

    This is a great way to start the day – I can imagine it really sets up you nicely (not least after you’ve got up at 5.30 to go to the gym!)

  • Reply a farmer in the dell January 22, 2013 at 4:57 am

    I love the addition of the cranberries. What a great way to start the day!

  • Reply Emily @ Hungry Delights January 24, 2013 at 4:35 am

    Looks really good – I have been trying to find another recipe for overnight oats (I didn’t really like the one I previously used) So I can going to give this version a crack!
    xo Emily @ Hungry Delights

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