Muesli Recipe (Easy and Healthy)
This toasted Easy Muesli recipe comes together in just 20 minutes for a healthy breakfast that can be enjoyed on its own, soaked in your favourite milk or served on top of yogurt!
What is Muesli?
Muesli is a cereal made with a base of rolled oats and a mix of ingredients like nuts, seeds and dried fruits.
You may think Muesli is similar to granola, but it’s different in a few ways. For starters, Muesli can be seen as granola’s “healthier cousin.” Mot to say granola is unhealthy, -just that this Easy Muesli is even healthier since it doesn’t contain any oil and has much less sugar.
What’s the difference between Muesli and Granola?
The main difference between granola and muesli is how they’re made. Granola is usually coated with oil and baked in the oven until it’s golden and crispy. Muesli is unbaked and made by just mixing oats with other ingredients like nuts, seeds and dried fruit together.
What makes this a Healthy Muesli Recipe?
This muesli recipe is made with rolled oats that are whole grain, nuts, seeds, dried fruit and is slightly sweetened with coconut sugar. Many store-bought mueslis have a lot of added sugar or dried fruits that are heavily coated in sugar. Making homemade muesli is a healthier option.
- Oats: when it comes to muesli, you want to use rolled oats for the best texture. You can also use quick oats, but rolled oats will give a chewier and nuttier taste and texture.
- Nuts: this is where it gets fun. You can use any variety of nuts you love for this easy muesli recipe! I like to use a combination of walnuts and almonds.
- Seeds: same goes for seeds! I use pumpkin seeds but you can try sunflower seeds, sesame seeds or any seeds you love.
- Dried fruit: there are many different types of dried fruit you can add to muesli. For this recipe to keep it simple I’ve used dried cranberries and golden raisins. If you like more tropical flavors try some dried papaya and dried pineapple.
- Coconut sugar: just a touch to sweeten. You can substitute with brown sugar if needed.
How to make Muesli
Start by mixing the oats, nuts and seeds together in a bowl then spread them out onto a baking sheet to toast. (Toasting isn’t necessary with Muesli, but it does enhance the flavours and make it extra tasty!)
Once toasted, remove from the oven and mix in the dried fruits and optionally a bit of coconut sugar to sweeten. Toss everything together and enjoy!
Muesli Recipe Variations and Substitutions
One thing I love about this Easy Muesli Recipe is that it’s completely customizable to you’re liking!
You can use any type of nuts, seeds and dried fruits in this recipe and just stick to these suggested ratios:
- 2 cups oats
- 3/4 cups nuts & seeds
- 1/2 cup dried fruits
- 2 tbsp sugar (optional)
Here are some ideas of ingredients you can substitute or add:
- Sunflower seeds
- Chia seeds
- Hemp seeds
- Sesame seeds
- Dried figs
- Dried apricots
You can also experiment by adding in some spices like cinnamon and nutmeg,(I’d recommend about 1/2 tsp) or a pinch of salt.
How to eat Muesli
“dry” in a bowl or with milk
Serve up the Muesli in a bowl on its own to snack, or pour your favourite milk (I like to use homemade almond milk) over it as you would with cereal.
Bircher muesli is similar to overnight oats and can be made with this Easy Muesli recipe. Simply mix 1/2 cup of the Muesli with 1/2 cup of milk of choice and a spoon of maple syrup or honey to sweeten. You can let it sit for 15 minutes and enjoy it right away, or you can prepare it a night ahead of time.
Use it as a topping like granola
Use this Muesli to sprinkle like you would granola. I like to use it sprinkled o top of yogurt parfaits or a smoothie like this green smoothie for a healthy topping.
Store this Easy Muesli in a large jar, like a mason jar or in an airtight container in the pantry or on the countertop. This muesli will last for a while if sealed properly but is best enjoyed within a month while it’s still fresh.
Tips for making the best Muesli
- Make sure to use rolled oats not quick oats for this recipe! Rolled oats are what give the Muesli its delicious chewy and nutty flavour and texture
- Use unsalted and unroasted nuts and seeds. It’s best to just roast the nuts and seeds with the oats in the oven for an extra roasted flavour.
- Add the dried fruit to the muesli AFTER baking the oats, nuts and seeds. If you add the dried fruits before baking they will dry out too much in the oven and become very hard.
- If you like a sweeter Muesli, you can add some extra coconut sugar or any sweetener you like. You can also add some spices like cinnamon if you want more flavour.
Muesli can be enjoyed hot or cold! To enjoy it cold, just add your favorite milk to the muesli and enjoy. If it’s chilly outside and you want a warm bowl of muesli, add equal parts muesli and milk to a pot on the stove and let simmer for 3-4 minutes. Remove and enjoy.
Absolutely! Muesli is packed with whole grains, protein, healthy fats and lots of fiber making it a great daily breakfast option.
Because muesli is high in fiber and whole grains it can help keep you full for hours and can help with weight loss.
Yes! Muesli is technically oatmeal with the addition of nuts, seeds and dried fruits.
Muesli is a ready-to-eat whole-grain cereal while oats need to be prepared. While muesli does contain oats in it, the blend of oats and other ingredients in the muesli creates a ready to enjoy breakfast cereal. Muesli is also generally enjoyed cold (though it can also be eaten hot) and oats generally are cooked up into oatmeal.
This muesli recipe is gluten-free as long as you use gluten-free oats. Not all muesli is gluten-free depending on the ingredients used.
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Easy Muesli Recipe
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 10 servings 1x
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Bake
- Cuisine: American
- Diet: Vegan
This toasted Easy Muesli is great on its own, soaked in your favourite milk, or on top of yogurt!
- 2 cups rolled oats (gluten-free if needed)
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
- 1/4 cup sliced almonds
- 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries
- 1/4 cup golden raisins
- 2 tbsp coconut sugar
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Toss the oats, walnuts, almonds and pumpkin seeds together in a bowl, then spread out onto the baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes, mixing halfway through so the edges don’t burn.
- Remove from the oven and mix in the dried fruit and coconut sugar and enjoy!
Make sure to use rolled oats not quick oats for this recipe! Rolled oats are what gives the Muesli it’s texture.
Add the dried fruit to the muesli AFTER baking the oats, nuts and seeds. Otherwise, you will dry out the dried fruits too much.
if you like a sweeter Muesli, you can add some extra coconut sugar or any sweetener you like. You can also add some spices like cinnamon if you want more flavour.
- Serving Size: 1/10th of recipe
- Calories: 130
- Sugar: 5g
- Fat: 5.7g
- Carbohydrates: 18g
- Fiber: 3g
- Protein: 4.5g
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