Muesli with Orange Peel and Grated Apple

Muesli with grated apple

Muesli with Orange Peel and Grated apple

With a fresh dusting of snow I know its crazy not to want a hot breakfast but after walking the dogs (with our neighbors and their dogs–eight dogs in all!) I felt like a simple Muesli with orange peel, grated apple, Brazil nuts, almonds, dried cranberries and the obligatory thick organic oats with a splash of almond milk.

Directions

Serves Two

  • 2/3 cup thick organic oats
  • 4 T dried orange peel, diced
  • 4 T dried unsulfured cranberries
  • 2 unsulfured Majhoul dates, diced
  • 2 T walnuts, chopped
  • 4 Brazil nuts, chopped
  • 2 T organic almonds, chopped
  • 1 organic apple (Granny Smith) grated

Combine in large bowl and mix thoroughly. Serve with almond milk.

Kitchen Tips

I always make my own orange peel; simply wash organic oranges and peel with vegetable peeler. Stack peels and slice lengthwise, let the peels dry in a colander (takes about 1 to 2 days). If you get into the habit of peeling organic lemons and oranges before you juice you’ll have plenty of peel on hand and peels, like cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, ginger and vanilla extract provide a subtle taste of sweetness when desired.

When cutting dates,I first slice through a lemon or orange (providing I’m going to use the lemon or orange). The acidic acids from the fruit prevent the dates from sticking to my knife. I also squeeze a little juice over the diced dates so the individual pieces do not stick to each other.

Sprinkle a little lemon or orange juice on the grated apple to keep the grated apple from oxidizing and turning brown.

Almond milk can curdle when using citrus juices so use sparingly.

Enjoy!

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