This Easy Muesli recipe is a healthy and delicious homemade cereal mix made with nutritious ingredients. Make a huge batch and have quick and easy breakfasts for days.
Once you try it, store-bought cereal will be a thing of the past. The best part is you can make it different every time.
If you have tried my healthy granola recipe, this breakfast muesli will be a hit for sure. All you have to do is combine a few nutritious pantry staples together. This Alpen copycat is budget-friendly too.
RECIPE and INSTRUCTIONS for this homemade muesli cereal are at the bottom of this post.
Ingredients For Muesli Cereal
This basic muesli recipe is just a starting point. You can customize it just the way you like. Mix and match the ingredients and have a different blend every time.
- old fashioned oats
- barley flakes
- spelt flakes
- kamut flakes
- toasted wheat germ
- sliced almonds
- chopped dates
What Is Muesli?
Developed by Swiss physician Maximilian Bircher-Benner, muesli is a cold oatmeal dish consisting of rolled oats, other grains, nuts, and seeds. Also known as Bircher muesli, Swiss muesli, or Swiss oatmeal.
Usually eaten for breakfast, it is soaked in a liquid to soften before eating. You can use milk (dairy or non-dairy), or even juice. It usually contains less sugar than other cereals, lots of fibre, and antioxidants and even contains superfoods.
It works well as a topper on Mocha Coffee Yogurt too.
Preparing This Homemade Muesli Recipe
Using a basic ratio of 4 parts grain, 1 part nuts/seeds and 1 part dried fruit, you will have a batch of the best muesli mix in a matter of minutes.
- measure all ingredients into a large bowl.
- mix thoroughly ( I like to use my hands for this).
- store in an air-tight container until ready to use.
How simple is that? You can customize this basic ratio however you like. Continue reading for some great tips and suggestions below.
- Make it gluten-free by using gluten-free oats and grains
- Best oats for making muesli? I like to use old-fashioned or large flake oats. Steel-cut oats can be used, but you will have to soak them longer before eating.
- You can change the basic ratio to suit your preference. This is one of those recipes that you cannot mess up.
- Dried fruit adds the sweet element, so if you are looking to cut down on sugar just adjust the amount you add.
- This lasts for a long time stored in a cool place.
- Top it with fresh fruit
Toasting Oats, Grains, and Nuts
You can easily toast your ingredients by following these simple steps:
- Preheat your oven to 350º F
- Spread oats or nuts (or a combination of oats, grain, and nuts) onto a baking sheet in a thin layer
- Bake for about 10 minutes, stirring often so they don’t burn
- They are ready when they have a slight tan colour and a nice nutty aroma
- Cool before using
What are some great things to add to the basic mix?
- dried apples
- dried bananas
- goji berries
- raw dried coconut
- powdered milk
Granola is baked with added sweetener and oil and has a very crunchy texture. Large chunks can be broken apart. Muesli is not baked. It has a dry flaky texture, just like oatmeal. Generally, it is not overly sweet.
That is a personal preference. Some people like to soak it overnight, others will soak it for only a few minutes. Experiment and find which way you like best.
Yes, I like to use it as a topper for yogurt.
I have never tried it this way, but people have cooked it just like you would any oatmeal.
Stored correctly, homemade muesli blend will last for a couple of months or more.
We love oatmeal in all kinds of recipes. Check these out:
- Baked Oatmeal Donuts are a great way to start the day.
- Oatmeal Chia Pancakes are nutritious and delicious. The perfect weekend brunch.
- Oatmeal Breakfast Casserole is perfect for busy mornings. Make a large dish and it is ready to warm up in the microwave.
- Need a fun snack to make with the kids? These No-Bake Peanut Butter Cookie Balls are always a hit.
- Muffins are a great place to use oatmeal. Try Apple Fig & Oatmeal or Fresh Apple Muffins with Toffee.
- Granola bars make a great snack or grab-and-go meal. Try these crunchy Homemade Granola Bars if you prefer you can try Soft Chewy Granola Bars instead.
- Our holidays are not complete without Festive Crunchy Granola. Try it in eggnog yogurt!
- Chocolate Oatmeal is an overnight oats recipe that is super delicious. No excuses for skipping breakfast anymore.
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If you like the idea of making homemade cereal blends, give these a try:
Easy Homemade Muesli Recipe
- 1 cup old fashioned oats
- 1 cup barley flakes
- 1 cup spelt flakes
- 1 cup kamut flakes
- ½ cup toasted wheat germ
- ½ cup sliced almonds
- 1 cup chopped dates
To Make Muesli:
- Measure all ingredients and place them in a large bowl.
- Using your hands, combine well.
- Place in an airtight container until ready to use.
- Place ½ cup muesli in a bowl. Add your desired amount of milk (dairy or non-dairy).
- You can eat right away, or allow to soak (covered in the fridge) overnight.
- Top with fresh berries (optional).