Team member Charlotte shared this recipe with us in honor of her dad. She says, “My paternal grandmother is Swiss, so every few years we got to go to Switzerland, where my dad would eat muesli whenever he could find it. It was always disappointing to him that the muesli you get in the U.S. is dry; his idea of muesli is that it’s hearty and creamy and full of fresh fruit and nuts. Finally we decided to make our own.”
The recipe took on more meaning recently, when Charlotte’s dad was recovering from major surgery and needed to regain his strength. Muesli was one of the foods the family kept stocked during his recovery. “I’m particularly aware, going into this Father’s Day, of how lucky I am that my dad is OK and recovering well, and making this recipe is a way for me to do something that feels useful in what’s otherwise been a bit of a scary and out-of-control time.”
2 cups rolled oats
1/2 cup raisins
1 1/2 cups milk
4 medium, firm apples, cored (you can peel, but it’s not necessary)
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 cup plain yogurt (regular or Greek style is fine)
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup sliced or slivered almonds
2 cups berries of your choice
1. Combine oats, raisins and milk in a large bowl. Allow to soak for at least 30 minutes or up to overnight.
2. Coarsely grate the apples with a box grater. Add the lemon juice, yogurt and honey to the apples.
3. Heat a small frying pan over medium heat. Add the almonds and toast for 2-3 minutes, stirring constantly, until golden. Allow to cool.
4. Combine the oat mixture with the apple mixture. Stir in the berries.
5. Top with toasted almonds and serve.