4.05.2012

Dotted Swiss Muesli








About 20 years ago I came across a little booklet of recipes from a Quaker Oats recipe contest.  The booklet contained the winning recipes.  This particular recipe caught me eye.  It was called "Dotted Swiss Muesli".  The recipe was so simple.  I like the fact that I could make it the night before and have it ready first thing in the morning.  I was right in the middle of raising little ones and was always driving kids somewhere or picking kids up from someplace.  Life was crazy!  I had been looking for something healthy I could keep in the refrigerator to snack on for myself.  I whipped up the recipe in minutes and rather liked it.  

Here begins a month of some healthier recipes.  




You will need:
 4 cups of plain yogurt 
1 - 8 oz. can of crushed pineapple, undrained
1 cup uncooked oats
1 tsp. vanilla
2 tablespoons honey

Fruit toppings of choice.

Note:  Granddaughter's art work taped to refrigerator.  I just might leave it there forever.




I know I have mentioned this before, but I'm rather fond of the Wallaby organic yogurt.  You can use greek yogurt, nonfat, low fat, whole fat,  vanilla, sweetened flavored.  Whatever makes you happy.  I love plain unsweetened Wallaby.  Yum.




Pour the yogurt into a medium size mixing bowl.




Add the vanilla.




Crushed pineapple.  Don't drain the juices just dump the whole thing it.




Add the oats.  I like old-fashioned rolled oats.  You can use quick oats if your prefer.




Stir the ingredients together.






Whoops!  I just about forgot the honey.  Usually I choose to omit the honey.  I'm rather fond of the tartness of unsweetened yogurt.




Cover with plastic wrap and place in the refrigerator overnight.  




The next morning you will see that the muesli has thickened.  The flavors and blended so nicely and the oats are soft.




You can eat it as is or make a little sundae out of it.  




Top with your favorite fruit.  I just happened to have some Arizona oranges.  THE best oranges in the world.  Sorry California and Florida, but I think AZ has got you beat.  Thank you Sis.




Strawberries.




And a few sliced almonds.  I have to add nuts.  I add nuts to everything.  Love them.



How fast and simple was that?  Didn't I tell you it was quick and healthy?  

I Love it!  My daughter loves it.  The rest of the family...um...they don't count.


Dotted Swiss Muesli

4 cups plain yogurt
1 8-oz can crushed pineapple, undrained
1 cup rolled oats, uncooked
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 tablespoon honey
Fresh fruit

Mix all of the ingredients in a medium size bowl.  Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight.  Serve with fresh fruit.

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17 comments:

  1. Um I have the greatest idea... Why don't we bag 6AM yoga tomorrow and just sit in the car and eat Dotted Swiss Muesli? Am I brilliant, or what?! It looks so yummy Janet.

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    1. You are brilliant! I'd rather sit in the car and eat Pain au Chocolat while watching yogi's fight for our window spot.

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  3. Both my parents are from Switzerland and all growing up we had "birchermuesli" to eat. It's very similar to this and you can make all sorts of variations but the kind we had most often was very similar this this except it had grated apples and mashed bananas mixed in. To this day it's one of my favorite foods! Thanks for sharing :)

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    1. Thanks for your comment, Heidi. I love apples mixed in as well. I will try the combo with apples and banana's sounds like such a fresh and light breakfast.

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    1. Are you kidding me?? That's the funniest thing. I just assumed Australia had the most divine yogurt. I know Europe and New Zealand have amazing yogurt. So funny.

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  5. Now that is a really nice way to start, or for that matter to end, the day. It looks delicious. I'm new to your blog, so I took some time to browse through your earlier posts. I'm so glad I did that. I really like the food and recipes you share with your readers and I'll definitely be back. Have a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

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  6. dear Janet,

    I couldn't NOT write this to you.
    I thank you for the bottom of my heart for the no-knead bread recipe that I followed from Pinterest to your blog. I made it today and it is the best bread I've ever made.
    Although it was made in a Pyrex oven pot, it was a success, as you can see here :
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/bysierramoon/6925153936/
    Mind you, it's going to be a torture for me because I'm gluten intolerant, but my family is not and they deserve good food !
    Also I'd like to add that I explored some more pages of your blog, and I loved your post ! so count me as a new reader !
    Bon appétit, as we say in France :)
    and again, a big thank you !

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    1. Your picture looks fabulous. Congratulations on your baking success. I'm so happy to have a new reader. I have had two daughters do a study abroad in Paris. They love and adore France and the people.

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  7. Janet, this is so so so good!!!! I have made this two times in three days. Have a great time in Boston!!!

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  8. Thanks Kristen. I love your idea of using mashed bananas. I'm going to try it. Boston is going to be dang hot. Poor Keith and Karen.

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  9. I've been 10 times to your country & love it, too !
    I started my baking life with some American recipes :)
    Thank you for your reply

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    1. The greatest compliment that I can receive is to have a French follower. Thank you so much for your kind comments. I'm honored to have anyone from France following my blog.

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  10. Hi Janet,

    I too came across your blog via Pinterest and the Crusty Bread Recipe. My husband couldn't believe that i had actualyl made the bread at home. It was divine. And I'm at work right now but can't wait to get home to try this out. My kids are such picky eaters and i'm on the lookout for some delish, hearty, breakfast options. I hope this is a hit with them. It looks so easy! Now, I think I'll peruse around a little more. Oh and by the way - your photos are amazing!

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