If you’ve ever wondered if I could dice an apple with an 8 inch chef’s knife while speaking extemporaneously on camera and spouting off nutrition facts – and NOT cut my fingers off in the process… Check out this video!
All kidding aside, this muesli recipe is solid gold for anyone who likes to tackle active pursuits early in the morning, but doesn’t have the time (or the time-management skills) to make themselves a stack of pancakes. I know the ingredients don’t make it sound all that exciting, but just trust me on this; it’s so tasty! Stef and I crave it sometimes, and it’s always such a treat when we have it.
I discovered the recipe when I was racing bicycles. Those races start pretty darn early in the morning, and though the RV helps with the pre-race prep, I still always managed to run out of time to eat a proper breakfast. Once I found this recipe (which we adapted from The Feed Zone Cookbook), my mornings of choking down multiple energy bars for breakfast were over. Making it ahead is genius, because in the morning, you just take it out of the fridge and eat it cold.
You don’t have to be a racing cyclist to appreciate this recipe. It’s a great go-to before any big day of exhausting activity: hiking, kayaking, spending all day with someone who doesn’t realize you’re an introvert… what have you. Why is it great? Well, its carbs are low on the glycemic index. Lower glycemic index (GI) foods can help prevent blood sugar spikes and keep you energized longer into your day. Another reason: muesli has some protein, fat, and fiber which slow the rate of carbohydrate absorption; again setting you up for longer lasting energy to get you through whatever adventures await.
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Enough chat – on to the recipe!
James' Awesome Muesli Recipe
Muesli is a make-ahead breakfast that will set you up with energy for any active day.
- 1 cup Oats
- 1 cup Milk
- 4 oz Vanilla Yogurt (Whole Milk)
- 1 small Apple Diced
- 3 TBS Chopped Walnuts
- 1 pinch Cinnamon I keep this super light
- 2 TBS Honey (optional)
- 2 TBS Raisins (optional)
Mix all ingredients together in a bowl or other container with a lid
Serve cold and eat. DO NOT HEAT