Minne Apple Muesli

Minne Apple Muesli

Minne Apple Muesli

 

Minne Apple Muesli

 

Something a little different yet the same for today’s post yet the same. Thank you for joining Deborah and me for another Meatless Monday.

A little MN love and enjoying the little things. Lately things have been busy but that is life and times get crazy. All summer and early fall we had soccer almost every weekend morning. I’ve been wanting more than anything lately a “lazy Sunday morning”. Where I could sleep in and wake up without an alarm, sit and enjoy a cup of coffee, make the family breakfast and just kind of lounge and enjoy the morning without feeling rushed. If it was nice enough sitting out on the deck and watching and listening to the wildlife in the pond. Or even a nice Minnesota morning enjoying a trip to the local Farmer’s Market, we only got to do that a couple times this year. A trip up the north shore to hike around and just enjoy the beautiful fall colors. So many just relaxing things we hoped to fit in and haven’t been able to. While we could have adjusted and tried to fit something in Saturday it wasn’t about fitting something in and we had A’s birthday party sleepover so we kept the plans as is with my husband and oldest running up to the cabin with friends over part of MEA while I soaked up time with just A and we went out and had a little lunch date and relaxed. We had planned to go out and do something but we just decided to hang out and paint pumpkins and do some other things.

 

Minne Apple Muesli

 

We did have a relaxing Saturday morning, not exactly as I envisioned it but it was perfect. We woke up and I had my coffee, she had a steamer. I decided to soak some muesli, which is a normal go to for us but we decided to “make it special” using some Cashew Bliss. I’ve done this before but usually on the go or not an every day thing. Like when I make homemade cashew milk or nut milk and I have to use it up, usually because I don’t want to drink it all too quick and want to savor it and get to where there is a lot left after 2 days that I need to use up so we use it for muesli or chia pudding because it’s just so good! So I soaked the muesli and then went down to do a barre video because A wanted to join me. After we went up and had our muesli and topped it with apples. We were going to heat it up and cook the apples with some coconut oil and cinnamon but after A snuck a bite as I was cutting up apples we just decided to eat it cold. We got to talking about what we were going to do and if we had time to run to the Arboretum for a walk before her friends came and as we sat there eating we thought about the big Cherry on a Spoon at the Walker Art Center. There is a lot of construction so we didn’t but just the conversation and the simple yet indulgingly delicious and healthy breakfast made with local Minnesota favorites just all made my heart fill with joy! Even my coffee was a local and in my Sota MN coffee cup.

 

Minne Apple Muesli

 

While I’m not a fan of snow, I love playing in it and than warming up with hot cocoa snuggled in a blanket but that’s about it. I do love the change in seasons here in Minnesota and I just love it as it’s HOME. I’ve lived here my whole life and love it more and more as I get older. I love the little things like the scenic drives up the north shore, going up north to the cabin even if we don’t go as often as we would like, and the simple things that often get taken for granted.

 

Minne Apple Muesli

 

When times get busy or seem overwhelming even taking just a few minutes to reflect and enjoy the little things and all of the joys in life. Finding inspiration and happiness in things that seemed so simple before. All the weekend mornings this summer that I took my soaked muesli in a jar to the soccer field to eat while I cheered the girls on and sipped my coffee, sometimes to stay warm. Or on the go when I take the girls to school or run around. That same soaked muesli that I have so many days that I think nothing of enjoyed on a day where I did have time to make something more “exciting” like pancakes or waffles. Nothing was different with the muesli, I’ve had this simple combo so many times before yet today it seemed so special. It was home, it was the simple comforting joys of home that I often don’t take the time to think about with fast paced life of being a mom and wife, running here and there, doing this and that, and everything in between.

So while there is a delicious simple healthy recipe, that I know you would love and hope you try, I’m sharing today. You can get Seven Sundays at Whole Foods and Target stores nationwide, Juice So Good Cashew Bliss at Whole Foods now nationwide, and Honeycrisp apples maybe not grown in Minnesota. It’s about enjoying the simple pleasures in life, this is just one of mine. It’s about eating local whole foods, and if you have a local favorite I’d love to hear about it so I can check it out. Even if it isn’t available here yet I can add it to my list as I love to check out local eats when we travel.

The heart wants what it wants and sometimes you don’t realized it until you stop, breathe, and take it all in.

 

Minne Apple Muesli

 

Minne Apple Muesli
Makes 1 serving
1/2c Seven Sundays Cherry Pecan Muesli
1/2-3/4c Juice So Good Cashew Bliss
1/2 large or whole small Honeycrisp apple, chopped
dash of cinnamon sugar, optional (we like a cinnamon coconut palm mixture)

 

*This recipe is made with my local favorites but once again is meant for inspiration and can easily be adapted for yours even though these local favs are available nationwide.

 

Mix together 1/2 cup of muesli and cashew milk in a jar and place in the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes or overnight. If left longer it will get really soft and creamy like it did here after about an hour so I add in a little more cashew milk to reach desired consistency. Top with chopped apple and a sprinkle of cinnamon sugar. Optionally you can warm it up after soaking or add warmed milk to muesli. Cooking apples in coconut oil and cinnamon is also a favorite option. Enjoy!

 

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58 Responses to Minne Apple Muesli

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  3. Courtney says:

    Oh, I love muesli– I’m going to have to check this out!
    Thank you for hosting!

    • awhiskandtwowands says:

      Right there with you and this is my fav muesli! You can get it at Target it nationwide and some Whole Foods markets as well as other health food stores. I’m not sure their Cocoa & Coconut (a family fav) is but you can order that online. I’m always sharing deals they have for 40% off ect on Facebook and Twitter.

  4. What a great use of local products. I also am a fan of Muesli. It sounds like you had a great morning that day
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    • awhiskandtwowands says:

      Thank you! I love them and while the muesli has been available nationwide for awhile the milk hasn’t and now that it is I had to share it. Especially after reflecting this weekend. I’m not sure their Cocoa & Coconut Muesli (a family fav) is available nationwide at Target, WFM, and other stores but you can order that online. I’m always sharing deals they have for 40% off ect on Facebook and Twitter. This flavor and our other fav Bluberry Chia are available all over.

  5. I’ve never had muesli! I need to get on that with your recipe. Thanks for hosting!
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    • awhiskandtwowands says:

      Oh Julie you have to give it a try! If you lived closer I would say come on over for coffee and breakfast. It is on sale at Target this week!

  6. I’ve been wanting to try muesli, and this may have put me over the top!!
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    • awhiskandtwowands says:

      It’s so good and I just found out it’s on sale at Target! Otherwise if you’re in the area let me know and you can come over for breakfast and coffee!

  7. Annmarie says:

    Believe it or not, I still have yet to try muesli!
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    • awhiskandtwowands says:

      WHAT?! Ok Annmarie you have 2 choices… you can either come over for breakfast or you can run to Target and pick some up (it’s on sale this week). The choice is yours! 😉

  8. What a simple breakfast!
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  9. Cricket says:

    This looks like a tasty fall breakfast
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  10. Alexa says:

    Love the looks of this muesli. Now I’ll have to go hunt it down! 🙂

    • awhiskandtwowands says:

      Target! It’s even on sale this week! It’s so good, it was my go to daily but now I try to mix things up a little more but it is so easy, healthy, and delicious!

  11. Carmy says:

    I’ve actually never made muesli at home! I’ve eaten it out but never made it!
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  12. Wait, I didn’t know you were from Minnesota!! I used to live there (and that’s where my hubby is from). I LOVE the midwest in the fall. I mean, Southern California is great, but I do miss the change of seasons! This warm breakfast looks SO good!
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    • awhiskandtwowands says:

      YES!! You will have to let me know when you’re in town! It’s so beautiful and great in the fall. Where did you live, the cities? Funny you are in Southern Cali, although I don’t think we were far enough south but I’ve spent over 7 weeks in Cali this year with the hubby. He’s been down there a lot more for work but mostly in the Bay area (San Jose/ Palo Alto/ Menlo Park) and we were down in Anaheim for a week. We will be back in the near future and probably Napa/Yountville in March if you’re in those areas.
      Muesli is so good! This one is cold but hot or cold it is so versatile and it’s available down in Cali at Target, WFM, and a few other places!

  13. I don’ think I’ve ever made muesli! I need to try it. Not sure how it is different from oatmeal? Have a great meatless Monday my friend
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    • awhiskandtwowands says:

      Muesli is a minimally-processed mix of whole grains, nuts, seeds, dried fruits, and spices, that’s like granola only it’s not baked, is less sweet, and no oils. You can soak it, eat it hot or cold, use it for parfaits… it’s really good!

  14. I’ve tried a lot of foods, yet I’ve never tried Muesli! This sounds yummy though 🙂 I’ll have to give it a try!
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    • awhiskandtwowands says:

      Oh yes it’s so good, and I just found out it’s on sale at Target which makes it a great time to try it!

  15. Megan says:

    This looks like a WAY better breakfast than what I had today #regret

  16. This is my kind of breakfast. Love it all!
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  17. Rachel says:

    Yummmmmm! We both have apples on the brain apparently! 🙂
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  18. This sounds like the perfect breakfast!

  19. This looks delicious. While we are still in the 80’s here, I am enjoying honey crisp apples. I’ll have to give this hearty breakfast a try!
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    • awhiskandtwowands says:

      Thank you Amanda! Yes this cold version is perfect for those warm mornings and Honeycrisp apples are always a good idea!

  20. This looks so good! I’d like to be able to make this without having that muesli mix. What’s in the mix that I can maybe throw together myself?
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    • awhiskandtwowands says:

      Thank you! You probably could it’s gluten free oats, sorghum flakes, dried bing cherries, toasted pecans, buckwheat groats, organic honey, unsweetened coconut chips (no sulfites), flax seeds, and pure vanilla extract. BUT when it’s on sale for $3.99 a bag at Target and many of the bags even have coupons it’s so much easier and cheaper to buy it I find.

  21. Chrissy says:

    I’ve never had muesli, either. Not sure why I haven’t since it looks yummy. I’ll need to add it to my list of foods to try. Thanks.
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    • awhiskandtwowands says:

      Muesli is a minimally-processed mix of whole grains, nuts, seeds, dried fruits, and spices, that’s like granola only it’s not baked, is less sweet, and no oils. You can soak it, eat it hot or cold, use it for parfaits… it’s really good! It’s on sale right now at Target and there were $1 off coupons on the bag so it’s a really good deal!

  22. Abbey Sharp says:

    I love warm apple breakfast ideas! Thanks for sharing 🙂
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  23. Lauren says:

    You know, I don’t think that I’ve ever had muesli! It looks like a great breakfast!

    • awhiskandtwowands says:

      Muesli is a minimally-processed mix of whole grains, nuts, seeds, dried fruits, and spices, that’s like granola only it’s not baked, is less sweet, and no oils. You can soak it, eat it hot or cold, use it for parfaits… it’s really good! It’s on sale right now at Target and there were $1 off coupons on the bag I picked up more for friends and family tonight!

  24. Georgianna says:

    I don’t think I’ve ever had muesli, or seen it on sale anywhere, but I do love a good apple oatmeal! I’ll have to try and find this.
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    • awhiskandtwowands says:

      Muesli is a minimally-processed mix of whole grains, nuts, seeds, dried fruits, and spices, that’s like granola only it’s not baked, is less sweet, and no oils. You can soak it, eat it hot or cold, use it for parfaits… it’s really good! It’s on sale right now at Target and there were $1 off coupons on the bag so it’s a really good deal!

  25. I never thought to use cashew milk for overnight oats. What a good idea!
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  26. Esther says:

    I need to get some muesli in my life. I have not ever tried it before! Crazy after all the awesome recipes I see you post about it Sarah.
    Slowing down and breathing sounds SO good right now!

    • awhiskandtwowands says:

      You still haven’t tried it?!? It’s on sale right now at Target and there were $1 off coupons on the bag so it’s a really good deal! I think you need to grab some to try and a have a nice relaxing breakfast and just breathe!

  27. GiGi Eats says:

    WISH I could dive in, because man does that look DELICIOUS!! I will just have to make it for fiance and SMELLLLLL itttt 😉
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    • awhiskandtwowands says:

      Bummer. I hear you, but he would love it… or maybe he would complain about all the texture and fiber. Is it funny I can picture him eating it and commenting now. HAHA!

  28. This got me all excited for breakfast like woah. YUM!
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  29. Mikki says:

    This looks great! I have never made muesli, so now you have my interest peaked.

    • awhiskandtwowands says:

      Thank you! Muesli is a minimally-processed mix of whole grains, nuts, seeds, dried fruits, and spices, that’s like granola only it’s not baked, is less sweet, and no oils. You can soak it, eat it hot or cold, use it for parfaits, I bake with it… it’s really good! It’s on sale right now at Target and there were $1 off coupons on the bag so it’s a really good deal!

  30. I haven’t heard of Juice So Good or Seven Sundays before! Thanks so much for sharing these Sarah.
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    • awhiskandtwowands says:

      They’re local brands but they are now both available nationwide. Muesli is a staple in our house, it’s so good (and healthy)!

  31. I love hearing you spend time with your kids and the relaxing weekends. Life can be so hectic sometimes, but it really sounds like you always make time to enjoy with them. I’m starting to really get into muesli and this one sounds super delicious – I’m a big apple lover =)
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