fruit and oats muesli

As a mom, I'm always on the lookout for healthy recipes that will pack nutrition into my fussy preschooler. so when I saw this recipe for a healthy fruits and oats muesli I just knew I had to try it. I adopted the recipe to suit my preschoolers taste and the ingredients I had on hand. The original recipe is from epicurious.

Original recipe
1 1/4 cups quick-cooking oats
2/3 cup reduced-fat (2%) milk
2/3 cup plain low-fat yogurt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2/3 cup fresh orange juice
1/4 cup honey
1 1/2 cups grated peeled red-skinned apples (about 2 medium)
1 cup chopped raw almonds
3 cups chopped fresh fruit (such as apples, pears, and peeled oranges)

Mix first 4 ingredients in large bowl. Let stand 5 minutes to soften oats. Whisk orange juice and honey in medium bowl. Stir in grated apples and almonds, then 3 cups chopped fruit. Stir fruit mixture into oat mixture. DO AHEAD: Can be made 8 hours ahead. Cover; chill. Spoon into bowls.

MY recipe
1/4 cup quick cooking oats
Full fat vitamin D milk (Just enough to submerge the oats)
1 orange peeled and grated
1 apple grated
handful of chopped mix dry fruits (almonds, cashews, raisins)
1 tbsp of mango juice (optional) (I added it as per recipe, but will be omitting it next time)

place the oats and milk together in a microwave safe bowl, and microwaved on high for 2 min. Take out. let it cool and add the other ingredients. can be chilled, but I prefer to serve it slightly warm. An easy, tasty, healthy breakfast for fussy eaters


  1. Ooh and I have a fussy toddler to deal with :)

  2. Yeah Racheal, sometimes it gets really stressful geting these kids to eat. :)


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