Updated: Feb 13
A hearty, delicious, and affordable way to power your day.
42 ounces old-fashioned (rolled) oats
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup sliced almonds
1/4 chopped dates
1 cup raisins
Combine all ingredients in a large airtight food container for up to 2 months. Important note: Do not add extra dried fruits and nuts, as this will make it very high in calorie density. This means that even small portions will be very high calorie, and it will be easy to overeat. This is why you'll notice my recipe is heavy on the oats.
Once you've made it, hold it up like a trophy fish and enjoy the fact that you've arranged breakfasts for the next couple weeks in just a few minutes.
Even Better Breakfast Idea
One of my favorite ways to enjoy this breakfast is to take about a cup of frozen cherries and microwave them for a minute or two (depending on the strength of the microwave) so they are no longer frozen or cold. After they are fully thawed you can top them with the muesli. You do not need to cook or heat the muesli. It's meant to be eaten at room temperature.
Next, I add a few dashes of cinnamon, liberally, along with a tablespoon of ground flaxseed or chia seed. I top all of this with unsweetened vanilla soy milk, and I find that's a fantastic combination with the cherries and cinnamon. All together, this is a very satisfying way to start your day. Once you finish your package of frozen cherries, try blueberries, or peaches, or any fruit you'd prefer!