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