Do you struggle to get a nutritious breakfast on busy weekday mornings? You’re not alone. My key to success is in prepping. Get the recipe for this creamy apple walnut muesli to prep the night before for an easy grab-and-go breakfast the next morning.
Happy Tuesday friends! Does anyone else feel thrown off by the long Holiday weekend? I love the freebie weekend day, but man, it’s hard to get back into the swing of things today!
Truth be told, I’ve taken a little more time than the long weekend off from this blog. Maybe you’ve noticed. Or maybe you haven’t. That’s cool, too. Seems like I’ve said this more than once around here the past six months. I want to thank you all for hanging in there with me as I figure out this new normal of entrepreneurship and how to balance it all, while trying not to neglect the most important relationships in my life.
If I’m being honest, my road to owning my own business has been anything but easy. It’s tough, challenging, frustrating, and sometimes, I want to throw myself a pity party and just sit on the floor and cry.
But there’s so many rewarding and exciting moments that come along with owning a business, too. Like when I went to the bank with my LLC in hand to set up my own business account! Or the day I got my first client. Or the time I came home to a box full of aprons with my logo embroidered on them for future cooking classes. The pros always outweigh the cons and I’m grateful that I have the opportunity to live out my dreams and passions.
If there’s one thing I’ve learned in the short time I’ve been working towards something of my own, it’s that this new venture takes a lot of courage and vulnerability. I often feel completely exposed; the good, the bad and the ugly, for the world to see as I work to define my path in this unknown (to me) world.
There have been some who have tried to steal my joy away and have left me questioning my own integrity (for no good reason but my own insecurities) and so I’m developing thicker skin. But most have been supportive and encouraging, and I’m quickly learning the value of surrounding myself with those who lift me up and who can celebrate the little successes with me.
It takes a village to raise a child they say, but I say it takes a community (of the right kind) to build a successful business.
I’ve learned that the best thing I can do is stay true to myself, my values, and my mission in helping others navigate towards a healthier lifestyle, and all the pieces will begin to fall into place.
I’ve learned so much in just six months, and yet I still have so much road ahead of me and I can’t wait to see where my journey continues to lead!
What does this have to do with Apple Walnut Muesli? Absolutely nothing.
Someone recently told me that in order to impact the lives of others and be successful, you have to have the courage to be vulnerable and real. So here I am. I’m showing up and being vulnerable as I share a piece of what’s been going on behind the scenes.
Okay, let’s get on to the lighter stuff, shall we (literally and figuratively)?
Whether you’re starting your own business, have a 9 to 5 job, or are raising a family, chances are, you’re busy. And when we are busy, it’s oftentimes difficult to get nutritious and energizing foods into our day as we just want to grab the most convenient option.
This, my friends, is where a little planning and prepping comes in.
They say that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but how many of you are able to sneak in a nutritious meal first thing in the morning as you’re rushing out the door? Well, I’ve got a solution for you!
At my house, I usually have at least one breakfast option prepped and ready to go at a moment’s notice. It may be overnight oats, a Mexican-themed breakfast casserole to reheat in a few tortillas, or lately, it’s this Creamy Apple Walnut Muesli.
What is muesli anyway?!
The term “muesli” always makes me feel fancy when saying it, but it’s actually ridiculously easy to make. Just throw some oats, walnuts, raisins, apples and spices in a mason jar, cover with milk and let it sit overnight! It’s that easy.
For a little added protein and extra creaminess, you can throw in a spoonful of yogurt. Holy Yum! I’ve also prepared the apples two ways: diced and grated. Either are fine, although I prefer grated due to their lighter texture and ability to blend in with the other flavors.
Now you know there’s no excuse to get a nutritious breakfast in the morning. Just five minutes the night before and you’ve got a delicious, satisfying and energy boosting breakfast the next morning.
I’ve yet to experiment with different flavors, but I bet carrots would be a fantastic addition – carrot cake muesli anyone? You could also play with adding other types of fruits, such as berries, and dried fruit!Print
Creamy Apple Walnut Muesli
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Total Time: 5 minutes
- Yield: 1 1x
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Mix
- Diet: Vegan
Do you struggle to get a nutritious breakfast on busy weekday mornings? You’re not alone! My key to success is in prepping. Get the recipe for this creamy apple walnut muesli to prep the night before for an easy grab-and-go breakfast the next morning.
- 1/3 cup rolled oats
- 1/2 small apple, diced or grated
- 2 Tablespoons unsweetened coconut flakes
- 2 Tablespoons walnuts, chopped
- 2 Tablespoons raisins
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- 3/4 cup almond milk
- Optional: 1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt + 1 Tablespoon maple syrup
- Place all of the ingredients in a mason jar or container with a tight fitting lid. Stir to combine. Cover and place in the refrigerator overnight.
Make multiple and store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days!
Yum! This recipe calls for all of my favorite flavors! I’ll definitely be coming back to this one. Off to check out the Mexican Breakfast Casserole recipe, too!
Thanks, Emily! The Mexican Casserole is SO GOOD!
WOW! I just opened a whole new board on Pinterest so I could save this recipe. Good luck with your new venture, believe in yourself, have faith that you can accomplish whatever you dream and then work hard. Never let others dull your sparkle!!!!
Haha thanks for the pin love, Chris! I appreciate the encouragement and kind words 🙂
Not to sound condescending, but I am SO proud of you! Such an inspiration to others (including me). I am not really starting my own business like you, but trying to build my blog into a brand and I can totally relate to how exhilarating and frustrating it can be. And WOAH like way more work than I ever thought! But we WILL do this!! I love this recipe Carly – and your cute aprons. You’re a natural!
THANK YOU Chrissa!! You’re the best 🙂 Building a blog into a brand is a business in and of itself and you’re right.. it takes so much work! But yet, it’s so rewarding too!
love your apron!
This is simply a recipe I need to remember to do in the first place—nothing like staggering to the kitchen and having breakfast pretty much ready!
It’s a game changer – let me tell you!! Hope you give it a try!
Oh my gosh looks amazingly delicous!
Thank you Glenda!
This sounds fantastic! What a wonderful way to start off your day!
Thanks, Leah! Nothing like already having breakfast prepared!
I love this Carly. Entrepreneurship is definitely a vulnerable and sometimes lonely route, but so worth it as you mentioned. You are supported and have so much ahead of you. I am wildly impressed with your blog & love reading (and drooling) over all of your yummy recipes! -Rach
Thank you so much Rachel! You are such an encouragement as we head into this new world.. together!
This is an incredible post. Truthfully – that breakfast looks delicious, but my favorite part was your openness, and vulnerability. I love it – and am so encouraged when I hear other people who are walking through challenges. Makes me realize I am NOT alone! Thank you – I so appreciated this post 🙂
Hi Samara! No, you are definitely not alone! I think a lot of people put on a really good front (myself included), but there’s always more going on behind the scenes… good and bad! Thank you for the kind words!
Carly, you and that sweet apron look just too cute! And I love your yummy breakfast recipe. I send beautiful good luck wishes your way for your business expansion and success. 🙂
Thank you for the kind compliments and encouragement, Denay! You’re the best!
This looks like my ideal breakfast. I have to pin this for later.
Thanks for the pin love, Maggie!
Loved reading this! I’m so excited for you!! Those aprons are adorable and the museli looks amazing 🙂
Thank you so much, Liz! You’re the best 🙂
I recently became obsessed with Muesli after enjoying it almost every day for breakfast during a recent trip to Greece! A bit of their decadent Greek yogurt mixed with a bit of muesli and fresh fruit was the perfect breakfast!
Ah, Greece sounds amazing!! That breakfast sounds fantastic and definitely something I could eat every day 🙂
Oh my this looks AMAZING. I got really into muesli when I lived in Spain in high school and it is just the yummiest breakfast. Can’t wait to make this!
XO Amanda | http://www.glitterandspice.com
Thanks, Amanda! What a cool experience to live in Spain!
My husband has been trying to get me to eat oats with him for years. I didn’t like the fact that he eats it with sugar and syrup. I felt like eating it with so much sugar defeated the purpose of a healthy breakfast. But, this looks delicious and I will be trying this recipe! Thanks….
You’re welcome, Toni! Hope you give it a try! Oats can be a delicious and healthy breakfast (with a little less sugar 🙂 )
What a great way to start the day!
This looks amazing! I usually have eggs for breakfast and it is getting a bit boring so I pinned this for later! 😉
I get stuck in a rut too, and this is a fun way to switch it up! Thanks for the pin love, Lauren.
Muesli is so good, I’m not telling my family just how easy it is to make, Why take the fun out of letting them think I have made something very special for them.
Haha! That’s the way I am with most of the foods I make 😉
This looks so delicious! I really love your apron too, congrats!
Thank you, Cara!
This sounds amazing! Congratulations on starting your own business and following your passions! I am doing the same. I totally understand what a balancing act it can be!
Thanks Willow! Congrats to you as well. What an exciting time!
Im not vegan but this sounds DELICIOUS!
I’m not 100 percent either, but I do try to incorporate a lot of vegan foods into my diet for optimal health. Hope you give it a try!
This looks so yummy! Bonus points of being healthy too!
Yes! Always bonus points for being healthy 🙂
YUM! I’ve been searching for a quick yet nutritious breakfast for SO long now!
This sounds sooo good. 😮 Saving fo’ sho’.
Christie’s Take on Life. xx