Austen’s Overnight Muesli

284 cal, 29C/13F/13P/12S.

Early in motherhood I realized that I needed a staple breakfast for Austen that I can throw together in 15 minutes on Sunday and will last the entire week. I also wanted it to have everything I wanted her to eat regularly, good grains, good fats, decent amount of whole food protein, no added sugar. Enter overnight muesli!

We’re blessed with a very good eater, but I still find it amazing that Austen has eaten this breakfast consistently for more than 10 months now without ever tiring of it. She has gulped it down every. single. time.

Lately she even helps me prepare it.

Just for variety we do a different breakfast on the weekends, eggs, omelettes, pancakes, etc. But during the week, you bet she’s eating this. And quite often I’m also eating this because it is freaking delicious, easy and nutritious.

The ingredient list here is amazing. You start with no-added-sugar muesli. I love muesli because it has a richer variety of grains than simple rolled oats. The more the better! We also pretend we’re Swiss and cook it overnight-style so the effort involved is super minimal.

Then you have the nut/seed butters. I always combine 2 kinds. Peanut, almond, pumpkin seed, sun butter, tahini, whatever I feel like! This time I actually used peanut butter and Watermelon Seed Butter (yep, that’s a thing!)

Then you have even more healthy fats from chia seeds, and a good amount of whole food protein from organic cottage cheese and whole milk (adults can swap this out for reduced fat or any nut milk). We love our dairy in our house.

You mix up these yummy ingredients and just let it soak and become mega-creamy overnight. So easy. Below is the end result the next morning. It has completely thickened! The grains and oats are creamy and the chia seeds have expanded.

I like to serve this with fruit and Austen’s favorite is frozen blueberries. Just drop a couple of spoonfuls of this in a bowl, side of frozen blueberries, microwave for 45 seconds, breakfast is ready and served on a busy morning. The muesli is also amazing with other berries or other chopped fruit.

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cup no-added-sugar Swiss-style muesli (140 g)
  • 5 tbsp nut/seed butter (80 g)
  • 5 tsp chia seeds (20 g)
  • 1/2 cup + 2 tbsp low fat cottage cheese (or greek yogurt – 140 g)
  • 1 1/4 cup whole milk (or any other dairy or non-dairy milk – 300 g)

Serves 5. Combine all ingredients in a sealed container and let it soak overnight. Serve warm or cold next day with a side of fruit if desired. Keeps fresh in the fridge for at least 5 days.

Hope you love this breakfast as much as we do, and remember to tag @200isPlentySweet on instagram with your photos!

Author: Elif

Hi I'm Elif! I'm a mama, computer science PhD and Google engineer by day, food blogger by night. I love beautiful desserts that not only taste amazing, but also leave you feeling amazing. I use my math skills and interest in nutrition to carefully optimize my recipes to use simple, good-for-you ingredients and minimal amount of added sugar. I believe that healthy desserts can be simple. Recipes should not send you searching for rare ingredients, untested sweeteners or measuring ridiculous 1/2 tsp of butter. Here we use few ingredients, basic measuring cups, spoons, and simple fruit, veg, little sugar and syrup as sweeteners. Most recipes here use so little added sugar that they're good enough for toddlers. I also believe that you should be able to fit healthy sweets into your daily routine. No matter how much almond flour and coconut oil is in a healthy dessert recipe, there's no way I'm going to ingest a meal's worth of energy and a day's worth of total sugar from dessert alone. And that is the reason all my desserts have less than 200 cal per serving and are low-sugar. So now will you join us?

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