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!

A bowl of muesli with a wooden spoon in it

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 granolas “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.

How to make this recipe

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!

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
  • Pecan
  • Hazelnuts
  • Cashews
  • Dried figs
  • Dates
  • 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 this Muesli recipe

“dry” in a bowl or with milk

Serve up the Muesli in a bowl on its own to snack or, or pour your favourite milk (I like to use homemade almond milk) over it as you would with cereal.

Bircher muesli

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 or smoothies.

How to store

Store this Easy Muesli in a large jar or airtight container in the pantry. Best enjoyed within 1 month.

Tips for making this recipe perfectly

  • 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.

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Muesli in a ceramic bowl

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A bowl of muesli with a wooden spoon in it

Easy Muesli

  • Author: Jessica Hoffman
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 10 servings 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

This toasted Easy Muesli is great on its own, soaked in your favourite milk, or on top of yogurt!


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Ingredients

  • 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 

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. 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. 
  3. Remove from the oven and mix in the dried fruit and coconut sugar and enjoy!

Notes

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.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/10th of recipe
  • Calories: 130
  • Sugar: 5g
  • Fat: 5.7g
  • Carbohydrates: 18g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 4.5g

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