Summer Berry Muesli

Summer Berry Muesli | ChopChop

Description

We love oatmeal when it’s cold out. But in warm weather, this nearly instant bowl of cold oats and fruit feels exactly right. Muesli (pronounced MYOO-zlee) is a traditional Swiss breakfast of milk-soaked oats and fruit, and we think you’ll love it.

Hands-on time: 5 minutes
Total time: 10 minutes
Makes: 1 Servings

Kitchen Gear: 

Cereal bowl
Measuring cup
Box grater
(adult needed)
Spoon

Ingredients

1 cup
milk
1⁄2 cup
old-fashioned oats
1⁄4 cup
berries (raspberries, blueberries, blackberries, and/or sliced strawberries)
1⁄2  
apple (grated on the large holes of a box grater. Don’t cut the apple in half before you grate it, or you won’t have anything to hold onto! Just grate one side until you get to the core.)

Instructions

  1. Put the milk and oats in the bowl and let sit for 5 minutes.
  2. ​Add the berries, apple, and any of the optional toppings, and stir well. Eat right away.

Notes

Or else:
Let it sit overnight! Our Kids Advisory Board member Henry McFetridge says, “I make mine the night before and eat it in the morning. It tastes great because the milk soaks into the oats.”

Fancy That!
Add any or all of the following toppings to make it:
Nutty: 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts, pecans, or almonds
Seedy: 1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, or flax seeds 
Sweet: 1 chopped date
Fruitier: Swap in 1⁄4 cup diced fresh fruit, such as peaches or nectarines, for the berries—or use both!