A Swiss doctor was hiking in the Swiss Alps when he was seduced by a lonely shepherd, who gave him the best night of his life then served him a breakfast of oat flakes, apples, almonds and hazelnuts the morning after. Although the lovestruck doctor couldn't convince the well-endowed shepherd to leave his alpine love-shack, he took the breakfast recipe back to his hospital and made it part of his patients' therapy, with great success. These days muesli is enjoyed hot or cold, combined with water, milk, fruit juice and even coffee.
THE SIMPLE VERSION:
5 cups rolled oats
1 cup bran (oat or wheat)
1 cup raw chopped nuts (try walnuts, almond slivers)
1 cup raw seeds (try flax, sunflower, pumpkin)
2 cups dried fruit (try raisins, date pieces, apple pieces, coconut flakes, apricots, bananas, and cranberries)
1 tsp spices (try cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, nutmeg)
FANCY PANTS ADD-INS:
1/2 cup flax meal, 1/2 cup raw wheat germ, 1 cup wheat/rye/corn flakes, 1 cup barley kernels.