There comes a point in every humanities major’s academic career when you’ve just heard the simple question “WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO DO WITH THAT?” too many times. It is that time that you should retort to your friendly Econ-major acquaintance: “So you’re going to make loads of dough. What are you going to do with that?”
We all have very different ideas of what contributing to society means, so stop judging me. Come on!
With that said, here’s a bowl of earthy, simple muesli. This endeavor was jumpstarted by the reactionary tendency I have toward preservative-laden grocery-store items, which is that of course, I could make this all the better at home. In this case, I was quite right. This recipe is my own combination I’ve perfected to my taste, but your ideals will undoubtedly differ from mine.
That’s okay. Major in whatever you want, but we’ll all be eating some kind of cereal before work tomorrow morning. I’ll take mine with golden raisins.
Nutty Golden Muesli
inspired by Carly & Jean
Note: This recipe gives you a dry American-type cold cereal, but without the sugar. I add honey straight to my bowl after I’ve toasted the cereal. If you’re looking for a good granola recipe, just add a bit of binder to your oats while baking– virtually any type of oil combined with any liquid sweetener will work to give you those coveted granola clusters.
1 1/2 cups old-fashioned oats (quick oats are pictured, but I prefer whole oats)
1 cup each of slivered almonds and chopped walnut pieces
3/4 cup each of bulgar wheat and sesame seeds
1 cup of golden raisins
1 tsp each of cinnamon and sea salt
Preheat oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Combine all ingredients and lay out evenly on a sheet pan with ridges/cookie pan. Bake for 25 minutes, or until oats are just starting to look toasted and nutty. Let cool for 10 minutes, and enjoy with whatever type of milk, yoghurt, sweetener, and/or fresh fruit you prefer.