Two of the traditional foods for the Jewish New Year are apples dipped in honey. The honey is used in honey cake and the apples and honey are used in apple cake, both favorites for Rosh Hoshana. I made two cakes this morning to be served after services and had extra apples, so I made a muesli. (Muesli is a cereal made, traditionally, from raw oats, nuts, and raisins. Here’s my version) :
Utensils: Cutting board, knife, measuring cup, soup spoon
Prep. Time: About 1o minutes
Cooking Time: None
Category: Vegetarian, Dairy free
1/2 cup oats flakes (for non-instant oatmeal)
1/2 c. quinoa flakes
1/2 cup diced,organic apple
1-2 Tbl. honey
1-2 Tbl. unsweetened, dried coconut
1/4 c. (soaked) sunflower or pumpkin seeds
cinnamon to taste
Rice Dream or other milk-like liquid
1. Dice apple and spoon honey over it and place at the bottom of a bowl.
2. Add oat flakes, quinoa flakes, coconut, and cinnamon in the bowl.
3. Add sunflower or pumpkin seeds.
4. Mix well with a large spoon, making sure apples and honey are throughout the muesli.
5. Serve with Rice Dream or other non-dairy beverage.
Makes 2 servings, or one big one if you need a large breakfast.
Variations: Feel free to use nuts such as chopped walnuts or pecans. You can also add raisins or currants. Play around with the many combinations possible, given the variety of nuts, seeds, and fruits available now.
A HAPPY & HEALTHY NEW YEAR TO ALL MY JEWISH READERS. AND IF YOU ARE NOT JEWISH, THE MUESLI IS STILL A HEALTHY CHOICE FOR BREAKFAST, OR AS A SNACK.
P.S. Below is a picture of the Honey Cake a made from a gourmet Jewish cookbook. If anyone wants the recipe, please let me know.