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Fruitful Morning Muesli

Fruitful Morning MuesliMuesli was introduced around 1900 by the Swiss physician Maximilian Bircher-Benner for patients in his hospital, where a diet rich in fresh fruit and vegetables was an essential part of therapy. Traditional muesli was eaten with orange juice and not milk.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 cups QUAKER® Oats (quick or old fashioned, uncooked)
2 cups apple juice or apricot nectar
1 1/2 cups sliced fresh fruit (any combination of banana, peaches, nectarines or strawberries)
1 (8-ounce) carton vanilla low-fat yogurt
2 tablespoons chopped nuts* (optional)

Cooking Directions:

  1. Combine all ingredients except nuts; mix well.
  2. Cover; refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.
  3. Serve cold; sprinkle with nuts, if desired. Refrigerate in airtight container up to 4 days.

Makes 4 servings.

*For extra flavor, toast nuts by spreading them evenly in small shallow baking pan. Bake in a preheated oven at 350°F (175°C) for 5 to 8 minutes or until light golden brown, stirring occasionally. Or, spread nuts on microwaveable plate. Microwave on HIGH 1 minute; stir. Continue microwaving, checking every 30 seconds, until nuts are crunchy.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories: 300 15% Calories from Fat: 34 Total Fat: 4 6% Saturated Fat: 1 5% Trans Fat: 0 Cholesterol: 5 1% Sodium: 45 2% Total Carbohydrate: 62 21% Dietary Fiber: 5 21% Sugars: 30 Protein: 9 18% Vitamin A: 62 0% Vitamin C: 6 10% Calcium: 127 15% Iron: 3 15%.

Dietary Exchange: starchbread:2; milk:1/2 non-fat; fruit:2.

Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of The Quaker Oats Company.