Starting in the 1920s, my Estonian grandmother was a follower of Swiss nutrition pioneer Dr. Maximillian Bircher-Benner, who invented this healthful cereal. It makes a good meal any time of day. If you've never had it before, try it. It will fill you right up and make you feel like going for a hike in the Alps.
There are many ways to make it. Here's the simplest, for when you're short on money or time or your cupboards aren't stocked:
1.5 c raw oats1 apple
1 c nondairy milk (soy, oat, coconut . . .)
(chopped nuts if you have them)
Chop apple into little cubes, and mix with oats and milk (and nuts). This is actually one of my favorite meals--yummy and satisfying.
If you have the following ingredients, add any or all of them:
Raisins or chopped dates or any other dried fruit (such as cranberries, currants . . . )
Any other fresh chopped fruit, or fresh berries (blueberries, raspberries . . . )
Seeds such as sunflower, pumpkin, chia, flax . . .
|Alps, Isaac Levitan, 1897|
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