We settled into a cozy love seat and took a deep breath while enjoying the much-welcomed air conditioning. My husband and I had finally stumbled upon a very British cafe called the Brunch Club in Hong Kong on a hot and muggy summer morning. We had set out that morning for a casual breakfast but it had turned into a bit of a hike through the Mid-Level stairs of Hong Kong’s Central district. Our rudimentary tourist maps and the densely populated streets made it challenging to find this wonderful hole in the wall cafe.
I ordered a mimosa and the muesli. It was presented beautifully with fresh yogurt, berries, and an individual pot of honey. My husband “helped” me finish it he liked it so much. We now keep muesli in the pantry and enjoy it at home. I recently paired it with almond milk yogurt for a vegan breakfast. Muesli needs liquid to soften the oats and dried ingredients. In Switzerland it is often mixed with yogurt and kept in the refrigerator overnight to soften the oats.
Making muesli at home is very easy and you can add your favorite flavor combinations. Muesli keeps well in the pantry and packaged in a mason jar with a ribbon it would be a perfect personalized gift. Below are the main ingredients and a list of options to mix in your own blend. The oats are the only must-have ingredient. Make it just how you like it!
Muesli Base – 6 servings
2 cups rolled oat
2 tablespoons cinnamon
¼ teaspoon salt
½-1 cup dried fruit – cranberries, chopped dates, chopped apricots, raisins
½-1 cup nuts – chopped hazelnuts, sliced almonds, chopped pecans
2-3 tablespoons seeds – flax, pumpkin, sunflower, sesame, wheat germ
Mix all base ingredients together to coat oats with cinnamon. Add desired mix-ins and stir to combine. Store in an airtight container.
Serve with milk, yogurt, honey or fresh fruit.