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Muesli with apple, orange and yoghurt

If you've never eaten muesli the Swiss way - soaked in freshly squeezed orange juice and dished up with grated apple and yoghurt - then you've never really given it a chance. It makes a much more exciting breakfast than muesli with just a slosh of milk.

Method

To make the muesli, put the oats in a bowl. Roughly chop larger dried fruits, such as apricots, dates and prunes. Leave the nuts whole, or chop them roughly if you prefer.

Add the fruit and nuts to the oats, together with the wheat flakes and seeds if using, and stir to combine. Tip into an airtight container, seal and store in a cool, dark place until required.

For a serving of muesli, put about 50g of the muesli mix into a bowl. Coarsely grate or finely chop the apple (including the skin) and add this to the muesli. Squeeze the orange(s) and add the juice to the bowl (or use milk, if you like).

Stir to blend everything evenly and leave to soak for about 10 minutes. Finally, sprinkle over just a little sugar or trickle over some honey, add a good dollop of yoghurt and serve.

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Ingredients

  • 200g porridge oats
  • 150g mixed dried fruit of your choice, such as raisins, sultanas, dried apricots, dates, prunes
  • 100g nuts of your choice, lightly toasted if you have time
  • 100g wheat flakes (optional)
  • 3-4 tbsp seeds, such as pumpkin, sunflower, sesame or flax (optional)

To serve (for 1)

  • 1 crisp eating apple
  • Juice of 1-2 oranges (or a little milk, if you prefer)
  • Sugar or honey
  • Plain yoghurt

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