Monday, May 23, 2011


I just made a nice big batch of muesli for a super-nutritious start to my day! Since I'm sidelined from the gym, I figured I should take my time and prepare a big, healthy breakfast...And also, because if I don't make a big healthy breakfast, I'll end up eating the 3-layer chocolate cake that my sister brought home from The Capitol Grille and left in the fridge last night...

Okay, I had a few bites. But, I did want a good breakfast and I freaking love muesli! To be more specific, I love muesli from Au Bon Pain.

Luckily, my cousin Zach happens to be the "Director of Strategic Initiatives at Au Bon Pain" (I had to make sure I got that right)
He does a lot of analytical stuff, but I think he also gets to do a lot of taste-testing too, which is pretty cool...

                                                        (mine doesn't look like that)

Anyway, he hooked us up with the recipe for my very favorite muesli, which I am making on this rainy Boston morning, so thanks again, Z!

European Breakfast Muesli via Au Bon Pain

4 oz rolled oats (I used Quaker 1 minute oats)
8 ox 2% milk (I used organic skim)

*Combine oats and milk and soak overnight in a tupperware container (which I did)

Add in:

1 oz sugar
1 oz honey

1/2 cup apples, cut into small pieces
1/2 cup of banana or 1 whole banana, cut up (I usually add the banana later)
1-2 oz dried cranberries
1-2 oz raisins
(use dried fruit that you like. I just do craisins, but use whatever you like)

1/2 oz sliced toasted almonds, hazlenuts or walnuts (I like walnuts)
1/2 cup fresh blueberries, raspberries or strawberries (skipped this step due to lack of fresh berries)

Add all ingredients and mix until well-blended

Muesli can be stored for about 3 days in the fridge, covered...And in my house, it's usually eaten every day, topped with half a sliced banana and a drizzle of honey. Yummy!!!

If you're interested in the nutritional info, here it is, from Au Bon Pain's website 
(Which is great. You can actually build yourself a menu!)


Nutrition Facts

Serving size8 oz (227 g)
Calories390from Fat70
% Daily Value, Calories :2,0002,500
Total Fat8g12%10%
Saturated Fat2g10%8%
Trans Fat0g
Total Carbohydrates76g25%20%
Dietary Fiber7g28%22%
Vitamin A 4%Vitamin C 6%
Calcium 15%Iron 15%
Calories per gram:
Fat 9 • Carbohydrate 4 • Protein 4

ENJOY!!!!! I know I will :)

1 comment:

  1. Thanks So Much For Posting!!! I Had My First Au Bon Pain Muesli Last Week And Am Now Obsessed. How Many Servings Does The Recipe Make? (SorrY About The Weird Initial Caps... It's My Phone!)