Turns out this mix of raw oatmeal, nuts and dried fruit was muesli, a European classic breakfast. It wasn't long before I loved it too.
Simple to put together, the ingredients: Oats (don't believe the picture--use regular oats not quick cook), dried fruit and nuts, I used sunflower seeds found in the bulk section of the grocery store.
You'll need a container to keep it in, perhaps the oats container you just used. My aunt stored hers in a tall square tupperware, with a 1/4 steel, measuring cup with a bent handle to scoop the muesli out. It's amazing how you remember the little details.
Measure out the oats, nuts and fruit to the proportion that you like.
Like I said before, use old fashioned or regular oats.
Mix it all together
And return to your container.
The result is simple, hearty but fresh tasting cereal for your breakfast table.
old fashioned oats
Mix together and store like cereal. Serve with milk.