There were seriously soooo many delicious breakfast options to choose from while staying at the Ranch but one of my absolute favorites was the Ranch Muesli.
It makes sense considering I’m a huge fan of oatmeal, dried fruit and sweet breakfast options. Plus let’s be real here, muesli is just a fancy name for overnight oats and overnight oats are the simply the best. Especially when it’s blazing hot outside.
What is Muesli?
Muesli was introduced in the early 1900’s by a Swiss physician for patients in his hospital. Traditional muesli calls for more fruit than grains and includes grated apple, lemon juice, cream, nuts and just 1 tablespoon of rolled oats soaked in water. Today most muesli recipes are grain based. You can buy packaged muesli in the cereal section or make your own by combining oats, fresh fruit, dried fruit, nuts and spices and soaking the mix in water, juice or milk.
This dish is great for anyone that loves eating oatmeal but doesn’t want to eat a steamy, hot bowl of oats during the summer months. Because who’s craving hot oats when it’s 90° out? Not me.
I love the Ranch’s muesli because it has some of my favorite oatmeal toppings — apples, coconut, dried fruit (raisins) and almonds, as well as a splash of lemon juice, which adds a little bit of acid to the mix and keeps the apples from turning brown
What’s great about this recipe is that you can prep the oats the night before — just add a little water or milk and let them soak overnight. You add your toppings in the morning, give it a good stir and you’re ready to dig in to a filling energy packed breakfast. Then it’s time to do 3 workouts, a mediation class and get a massage… oh wait, just because I’m eating a Ranch breakfast doesn’t mean I’m actually at the Ranch. Bummer! 😉