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Traditional Muesli

2 cups old-fashioned oats, dry (not instant)

1 1/2 cups skim milk

2 pears, unpeeled grated

2 apples, unpeeled grated 2 peaches, grated

1/2 cup dried apricots

2 bananas, cut into 1/2 inch pieces

1/2 cup seedless grapes, halved

1 cup low fat vanilla or plain yogurt

1/2 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped coarsely

Muesli is a classic heart healthy breakfast food that goes back centuries. It 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. Feel free to add your favorite fresh fruit or omit any ingredients you don’t prefer.






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Soak oats in milk in a large bowl for two hours in refrigerator. When softened, add grated fruits, apricots, bananas, grapes, and stir. To serve, scoop into ten bowls and top with yogurt and walnuts. Serves 10.

Nutrition Info
Total servings 10; Cals 223; Total Fat 5.7g; Sat Fat 0.8g; Chol 2mg; Sodium 34mg; Fiber 6g; Carbs 41g; Protein 6g