Cherry-Coconut Muesli

I’m always looking for healthy on-the-go breakfast ideas. Why is it I can never get my act together to make oatmeal? If you have that problem, too, you’ve got to try muesli. Sounds weird, even looks a little weird, but it’s a delicious hybrid between cold cereals and hot grains. And you control what goes into it! Here’s my latest fave creation. You can mix the dry ingredients and keep them in your fridge, or alternatively, a cool, dark spot, and make this in less than five minutes. The night before! That’s the only hard thing to remember. Muesli had infinite variations. You can use any milk or water or yogurt or juice, any rolled flakes (or steel cut oats), any dried fruits and nuts. Just try it! You’ll get hooked.

Cherry-Coconut Muesli
Makes 3-4 servings

In a medium bowl, mix:
½ cup spelt flakes
½ cup rye flakes
½ cup barley flakes
3 T dried cherries
1/3 cup slivered almonds
2 T unsweetened coconut

Add:
1 medium organic apple, diced, with skin on. Toss apple together with:
1 tsp. lemon juice
1 tsp. turbinado sugar

Stir into dry ingredients.

Add:
2 cups non-dairy milk of choice

Cover and refrigerate overnight.

In the morning, sprinkle pomegranate seeds, diced banana, sprinkle of cinnamon, a little maple syrup—whatever sounds good—and serve.

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