What is the difference between oatmeal and muesli? According to this article in bon appetit, muesli is an uncooked cereal combining grains, nuts, seeds, and fruits. So according to that definition, I suppose cooked oats and grains would, therefore, make it an oatmeal. What about overnight oats? Should that be considered an overnight muesli? Hmm?
Regardless, I was inspired by a muesli recipe I found in Heidi Swanson’s book, super natural every day. It called for rolled oats and an overnight soak in yogurt. Now that I’m being more intentional in soaking my grains, I decided to make my own version using homemade, raw milk kefir.
Overnight Kefir Muesli Topped with Stewed Apples
For this recipe, you’ll need to soak your favorite quick cooking oats in milk kefir overnight. In the morning, you just need to add your favorite toppings. Since the oats are eaten cold, I wanted to add something to it that would warm it up a bit. I stewed some apples in a bit of butter and cinnamon and then gently sweetened them with maple syrup. I finished it by sprinkling some slivered almonds and dried coconut flakes on top.
Filled with probiotics and gentle on the stomach, this made a great and nourishing breakfast for our days on the go.
Overnight Kefir Muesli Topped with Stewed Apples is simple nourishing breakfast for those days on the go!
- 1 cup quick cooking oats
- 2 cups milk kefir
- 2 tbsp butter
- 2 green apples, cut into slices
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tbsp maple syrup
- slivered almonds and dried coconut to garnish
- In a medium-sized bowl or glass container, mix the oats with the milk kefir. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
- The following day, in a heavy-bottomed sauce pan, over medium-low heat, melt two tablespoons of butter. Add the apples and toss with the butter. Allow the buttered apples to cook for a minute or two or until the apples have just started to brown. Add the water, cinnamon, and maple syrup and cook over low heat until the apples have softened.
- To serve, add half of the overnight oats into a bowl topped with the stewed apples and then sprinkled with slivered almonds and dried coconut flakes.
My favorite oats to use for this recipe are Bob's Red Mill, Quick Cooking Steel Cut Oats. Costco sells it in a large bag. Quick cooking rolled oats would work great for this recipe too. Also, feel free to substitute the kefir for yogurt or any other type of cultured milk dairy.
Have you made a muesli? Please share with us in the comments below your favorite breakfast to make when you’re on the go.