Wednesday, March 25, 2009

morning goodness



  This delightful morning treat is an attempt to get back to some healthy roots.... even if its just the morning meal!  No, this is actually one of my favorite cereals and I do love a good muesli.  This recipe actually comes from one of my favorite Naked Chef episodes.  The one where Jamie does a huge midnight breakfast for his wife and her girlfriends after a night out.    What a treat!

muesli

8 large handfuls of rolled oats
2 large handfuls of ground bran
1 handful of chopped dried apricots
1 handful of chopped dried dates
1 handful of crumbled walnuts
1 handful of smashed almonds, hazelnuts or brazil nuts
(I added)
1 handful of coconut
1 handful of wheatgerm
1 handful of ground flaxseed

Combine all and put in a air tight container.  
Best served with a good lug of milk or soy milk poured over a couple of hours or overnight before consuming.

14 comments:

Cate said...

The colors in that first photo are gorgeous!

Elra said...

Oh my, I don't mind to have this for breakfast every single day in my life. Look so delicious Ash!
Cheers,
elra

Elyse said...

Oh, Ash, this looks fabulous! I adore homemade muesli. It's such a filling, tasty breakfast food. In fact, I'm a breakfast all day long girl, so this would be perfect for me at breakfast, lunch, dinner, or anytime any between. It looks delicious!

apparentlyjessy said...

Yummy! This is a breakfast I would love to wake up to! I love special breakfast foods, it really is my favourite meal of the day!

Miette said...

Ash, I love your pictures : those look always colorful ! Your dishes are always emphasized : you're very talented ! This muesli sounds very gorgeous and so scrumptious !

Cheers,

Miette

Sylvia said...

This is a wonderful meal to start the day. Delicious!!!

Ash said...

Thanks! I'm such a breakfast girl too! I love it!

Hannah said...

Such lovely pictures- Makes me want to start up a big pot of oats right now. :)

Chef Chuck said...

This is true we all must eat healthy, with great meals like this in the morning! You can't go wrong!! I love your photos!

Cherie said...

I saw that episode as well and this (or a variation on it) has been my daily quick breakfast eversince. Soooo delicious!

Irene said...

Looks seriously fantastic! I love the spoons.

squirrelbread said...

I just stumbled upon your blog and... wow! Your photography, writing and recipes are marvelous. I look forward to popping in from now on.

Cheers,

*Heather*

steph- whisk/spoon said...

i remember that episode! this muesli looks amazing-- i love oat everything!

ChichaJo said...

Gorgeous photos! I love both muesli and Jamie :) And I have seen that episode too and remember thinking to myself, "lucky Jools!"