My husband G always seems to go to all the fun places on business – and never sees anything but the inside of a hotel room! So when he said he was off to Australia there was no way I was staying at home, so I packed up my 10 month old and started Googling places to go and, most importantly, places to eat!
Whenever I leave home, my journey always seems to be punctuated by food. From the choice of beef or fish on the plane to the massive hotel breakfast buffets, food always seems to taste better when you’re on holiday. Australia has really fabulous food – I was drooling just looking around the smallest supermarket at the wonderful selection of produce – and the simplest café will have delicious pies and sandwiches dripping with beetroot and fresh salad.
I’m usually very snooty about hotel breakfasts but one of my favourite meals while we were away was the breakfast at the Novotel in Brisbane. I was introduced to the concept of juice shots (a really thick freshly squeezed mixed fruit juice served in a shot glass) and bircher muesli. Having tried the muesli I was surprised I’d never had the pleasure before. It’s a delicious and refreshing alternative to my usual porridge for breakfast so when I got home I looked up a very similar recipe and I have to say it’s delicious and very fast to make (and pretty low on the calorie front too!):
Apple Muesli (serves 2)
6 tablespoons rolled oats
4 tablespoons water or milk (or a combination of the two)
2 large apples
2 tablespoons of natural yoghurt (optional)
1 teaspoon honey
- Measure the water into a bowl and sprinkle the oats on top then leave to soak up the water while you prepare the apples.
- To prepare the apples, grate them on a coarse grater – skin and all, just make sure you pick out the pips.
- Stir the honey, grated apples and natural yoghurt into the oats and then taste. Add more honey if necessary.
- This can be served just like this or you can add a drizzle of milk or cream, dried fruit some sugar, hazelnuts, strawberries or anything else that you fancy!
Tip: this is a great baby breakfast if you leave out the honey – my son loves it with a few sultanas.
I believe this is a German recipe so I’m sure some of our German Mamas will have their own variations to share. What do other Mamas make for breakfast? I am looking forward to hearing from you all!