Saturday, January 19, 2013
Today for breakfast I decided to make muesli. I found the recipe in this book that I got for Christmas.
This morning in a saucepan I heated up 1 cup of water with 1/4 teaspoon of salt. (I just realized that I should have used only 1/2 cup of water since I had cut the recipe in half. The full recipe makes 4 servings, but this recipe should make only 2.)
Once the water comes to a boil, add the soggy oat mixture and an eighth cup of raisins
to the boiling water, stir, cover, and reduce to a simmer. The recipe says to simmer for several minutes. I ended up simmering for 15 minutes until it was to the thickness i wanted. Now that I realized I boiled too much water, I understand why it took so long to thicken up. I bet if I had used only 1/2 cup in my saucepan, it would have taken only 5 minutes to be ready instead of the fifteen. Live and learn.
Once it was to my desired thickness, I added 1 teaspoon of flax seed meal for more nutrients.
It was a good, filling and healthy breakfast. Calorie count minus the apple is 160 calories for 1 cup of muesli. Not bad!