Muesli and the Monsters

February 19, 2014

Within my boyfriends’ apartment there exists these creatures; they unknowingly do things like change the home page of my Internet settings. They make blog posts that look something like this (CCCCCCCCCCCCCCKCCCCCCCLCCCC.) And they are the Monsters. If it weren’t for the wonderful technical support of my friend Ty, I probably never would have connected that my computer wouldn’t open to the proper home page anymore, and having to explain to him how such a home page was set was even more fun. But isn’t that the way monsters are? Some call them kittens, but regardless of what you call them, they have no regard for your daily tasks beyond petting them, feeding them, and or playing with them . . .

Monsters

 May I introduce to you The Monsters: Luna, Pedro, and Simba. Luna is the one standing directly in the middle of my keyboard, Pedro has ahold of her tail, and Simba just stuck his head in the picture for good measure. They are wonderful, adorable, and they care nothing for the tasks that us humans must perform in our day-to-day living.  Wouldn’t it be nice to have the simplistic mindset of a cat? Although I may not be able to adequately simplify my life to that of a cat, I try to keep things simple when it comes to the food that I prepare, and for breakfast, lets just be perfectly honest no one likes to overcomplicate that. My favorite morning cereal, is Muesli, I had never had it until I worked on a cruise ship. I saw it sitting on the buffet in a pretty white bowl, and it just looked so ordinary. Let me just say, it was anything but ordinary. It was bursting with flavor and texture. Lightly sweet, and just filling enough to keep you satisfied through your morning. I set out to recreate what I tasted on the ship, and it wasn’t too long before I found the combination that I was seeking. I left out the raisins, and added honey, and I couldn’t be happier with what I came up with. The addition of quinoa to the oats and almonds gives you extra protein to keep you full for longer, and when you toast everything it gives the cereal a complexity that you long for in your morning routine. Add a cup of tea or some delicious coffee and you have an amazing morning awaiting you. I hope you enjoy the cereal, and you’ll have to let me know what you think!

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Honey, Apple Cinnamon Muesli
Simplistic and comforting, everything you want in a morning ritual.
Course Anytime, Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 180 minutes
Servings
cups
Ingredients
Course Anytime, Breakfast
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Passive Time 180 minutes
Servings
cups
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350°. On a baking sheet mix together the oats, quinoa, and slivered almonds.
  2. While the oven is preheating, In a bowl off to the side whisk together the yogurt, almond milk, cinnamon and honey.
  3. Place the tray into the oven to begin toasting the oat mixture. Set the timer for about 10 minutes, but toast them until they are fragrant and just begin to get some color.
  4. Take the apple and dice it into little squares and keep it off to the side.
  5. Remove the toasted oat mixture from the oven and let cool. Once it has cooled to room temperature combine the dry mix with the milk mixture and apple. Let sit for atleast 3 hrs to soak in the fridge. I like to let it go overnight.
  6. When ready to serve, dish the muesli out and pour almond milk and honey over it to taste. I like to approach it similar to cooked oatmeal and finish it off per person as some like it thicker and sweeter than others.
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