Morning Muesli

About a year ago, my husband and I went on a Holland America cruise for our 20th anniversary. I believe we were among the youngest people on the cruise by about 20 years. We specifically looked for a cruise that was quieter than most and we got it! We loved it. 7 days – just the two of us…sigh…

We fell in love with the turquoise water…

Grand Turk, Caicos

The adventure…

Zip-lining through the Puerto Rican Rain Forest.

Snorkeling over the 2,000 foot drop off in the Grand Turks.

And the phenomenal sunsets…

Sunrise as we approach Saint Thomas

And then, of course, there was the food…it was ridiculous!

Dessert Extravaganza

But of all the food, the one thing we still talk about is the Swiss Muesli. Seriously!!! Every morning there was a giant breakfast buffet, along with anything you could possibly want made-to-order, but we kept going back to the Muesli.

Since then, I have bought “Muesli” from the store in a box. Not even close. It tasted like corrugated cardboard!!! (Or at least what I think it tastes like.) Well, I searched around on the internet for Holland America’s Swiss Muesli and came across this link from The Union Tribune.

So last night, I gave it a shot.

And this morning…

It was actually pretty good. Troy said it was close, but needed to be less thick. (More milk, maybe.) I now see that this is very much the same as all the Overnight Oats recipes that are on everybody’s blog. One thing we really liked about the cruise ship version was the shredded fresh apples. I also added sliced almonds for a little crunch. Troy didn’t especially care for the almonds, but wants raisins next time. I’m thinking Craisins. Anyway, here’s the recipe as I followed it. Give it a shot, let me know what you think.

Holland America Swiss Muesli

  • 2 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 Tablespoon of honey

Combine ingredients in a medium bowl and let soak in the refrigerator overnight.

In the morning add 1 cup of yogurt (I used Stoneyfield Farm’s organic low-fat vanilla) and 1 shredded apple (Granny Smith).  Top with chopped nuts or other fruit.

Here are some links to other overnight oat recipes you might want to try:

Q&A of the Day: (I welcome your comments!!!)

  • Have you tried overnight oats?
  • Have you taken a cruise before?

4 thoughts on “Morning Muesli

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  2. The HAL museli also has heavy cream in it… That’s why it’s soooooo good! I would top my oatmeal with this stuff. There is also diced honeydew and cantaloupe melon, blueberries, raspberries and raisins.

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