This is a homemade muesli recipe that I have been so excited to share because I grew up eating muesli and still love eating it to this day. Muesli is made of oats, dried fruits, seeds, nuts and flax, and is a great healthy breakfast recipe that you can keep on hand (it keeps for months!) and enjoy in a variety of ways.
When I was talking about making this muesli recipe, I had a friend ask me 1) what is difference between muesli and granola? and 2) What is muesli?
- Basically muesli is healthier than granola! It contains less sugar and no oil and still tastes great in a variety of ways.
- Muesli is a breakfast or brunch dish that’s popular in Switzerland and Germany, it consists of raw rolled oats mixed with other ingredients like dried fruits, seeds and nuts. It’s often mixed with milk (or a diary free milk like soy mild or almond milk) or yogurt and is a nutritious recipe.
What is muesli made of?
- Uncooked oats. You could use old-fashioned rolled oats or quick cooking oats
- Dried cherries
- Ground flaxseed
- Sliced almonds
- Chopped toasted pecans
- Toasted pumpkin seed kernels
- Brown sugar – this is an optional ingredient
How do you eat muesli?
You can enjoy muesli in a number of ways, but here is what I like to do:
- Combine muesli with 1/2 cup of milk. The milk will help soften the muesli, and then serve!
- Serve with yogurt and berries and to make a delicious parfait.
- Use it to make overnight oats, like these or these.
To make this muesli recipe, all you do is combine all ingredients in a large, heavy-duty zip-top plastic bag or airtight container and mix/combine. You can store this muesli in the refrigerator for up to 6 months. Keeping the muesli in the refrigerator helps to prolong its life. If you’re looking for great food storage containers, I love using these Weck jars (pictured below).
Each serving in this recipe is about 2/3 cup and you can get 6 servings from this muesli recipe. Feel free to double to make more and store as directed above. All the ingredients are gluten free, so it makes for a great gluten free breakfast option for those with dietary restrictions. It’s also vegan, so if you’re looking for a vegan breakfast recipe, this is a great one (use a dairy free milk or yogurt for serving!)
Homemade Muesli Recipe
- 2 cups uncooked oats old-fashioned rolled oats or quick cooking oats
- 1/2 cup dried cherries
- 1/3 cup ground flaxseed
- 3 Tablespoons sliced almonds
- 3 Tablespoons pecans chopped, toasted
- 3 Tablespoons pumpkin seed kernels toatesd
- 1 Tablespoon brown sugar optional
- Combine all ingredients in a large heavy-duty zip-top plastic bag or airtight container.
- Store in the refrigerator for up to 6 months.