Lazy Morning Muesli
4 cups oats, rolled or barley, rolled
2 cups California walnuts, coarsely chopped
1 cup sunflower seeds
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon, ground
1/4 cup raisins, plump
1 apple, crisp, grated
1 cup yogurt, plain, low-fat, nonfat, or kefir
1/2 cup California walnuts, toasted
1 tablespoon sugar, unbleached, raw
A splash of water
DirectionsPreheat the oven to 350°F.
Toss together the oats, walnuts, sunflower seeds, olive oil, salt, and cinnamon and spread in a thin layer on a baking sheet/tray. Bake until fragrant and slightly golden; 5 minutes. Cool.
While the muesli bakes, make the walnut crumble. Toss together walnuts, sugar and a splash of water in a small pan over medium heat until the sugar caramelizes and glazes the walnuts lightly. Set aside to cool and roughly chop.
Fill four bowls with 1/2 cup muesli each. Garnish with raisins, grated apple, and top with yogurt or kefir. Sprinkle each bowl with walnut crumble. Stir together and eat, with a touch of honey if desired.
*The remaining muesli and crumble can be stored in an airtight container.
Yield: 14 Servings (serving size: ½ cup)
Nutrition Breakdown: Calories 366, Fat 25g, Cholesterol 0mg, Sodium 85mg, Carbohydrate 31g, Fiber 6g, Protein 11g.
Diabetes Exchanges: 1 Starch, 1 Fruit, 1 High Fat Meat, 3 Healthy Fats
Used with Permission: Walnuts.org