200g rolled oats (about 2 cups)
350ml apple juice or milk (about 11/2 cups)
1 crunchy apple (Granny Smith, Pink Lady or Jazz)
125g natural or low-fat yoghurt (soya, goats’ milk yoghurt)
Seasonal dried fruit (cranberries, dates, figs,)
Seasonal fresh fruit (such as berries, bananas, peaches and apricots), to decorate
Runny honey, to drizzle
Pinch of cinnamon
Handful of toasted almonds, to serve
Place the oats in a bowl and cover with enough apple juice or milk to moisten them.
Cover the bowl with cling-film and chill for an hour, or preferably overnight, in the fridge.
Peel the apple if you prefer, then coarsely grate (discarding the pips and core) and stir into the oats.
Stir in enough yoghurt to reach a desired consistency. You could also add more milk, yoghurt or apple juice to loosen the mixture if it is too thick.
Serve the muesli in individual bowls topped with the seasonal berries of your choice or a sliced banana, then drizzle with a little honey.
Sprinkle with the toasted almonds or with pistachios or seeds, or dried fruit – whatever you have to hand.
This makes a great healthy breakfast which will release energy slowly throughout the day.
You can use apple juice or any kind of milk (soy, oat, rice, etc) depending on your preference.
The oat mixture can be kept in the fridge for up to 3 days.