Recipe: Mark Bittman’s Homemade Cold Cereal

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muesli 2The first time I ate muesli I was in Denmark. It was made with an assortment of nuts and dried fruits and made (of course) with whole milk. The whole mass had been soaking overnight. Right before serving, fresh blueberries were mixed in. It didn’t exactly look beautiful because of the pallid color of the raw oats, but those same pale oats were transformed into a lovely thick creamy mess, lightly sweetened by the dried fruit.

Next Sunday, May 5th, I’m interviewing Mark Bittman at New Roads theatre in Santa Monica about his new book VB6: Eat Vegan Before Six to Lose Weight and Restore Your Health…For Good. In preparation, I have gone VB6 – at least as much as I can stand it. I’ve reacquainted myself with muesli via Mark’s VB6 recipe for Homemade Cold Cereal. It’s a mash up of rolled oats, nuts, seeds, dried fruit and coconut. I like making it with my own homemade almond milk and a few fresh berries or banana slices on top.

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Hear my conversation with Mark about VB6 below and buy tickets for the May 5th event here.