Easy Muesli 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.
This really isn’t a recipe at all. Read on and you will see why. The best part is, this homemade muesli will ALWAYS be delicious, no matter how you make it.
RECIPE and INSTRUCTIONS for this DIY muesli mix are at the bottom of this post.
If you love Alpen cereal, then this recipe is right up your alley. The famous Swiss cereal is super easy to make at home.
Shopping List Ingredients
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.
Grains can include:
- *(affiliate) rolled oats
- *(affiliate) spelt flakes
- *(affiliate) rye flakes
- *(affiliate) quinoa flakes
- *(affiliate) kamut flakes
- *(affiliate) barley flakes
Some great choices for nuts and seeds would be:
- pumpkin seeds
- chia seeds
- flax seeds
- hemp hearts
- toasted wheat germ
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, antioxidants and even contains superfoods.
It works well as a topper on Mocha Coffee Yogurt too.
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 homemade muesli in a matter of minutes.
- measure all ingredients into a large bowl
- mix thoroughly ( I like to use my hands for this)
- place in an *(affiliate) airtight container until ready to use
How simple is that? You can customize this basic ratio however you like. You can also toast the grains and nuts if you prefer. Add the dried fruit to the mixture AFTER toasting.
Once you make this, you will love to experiment and come up with your own version. Need more inspiration? How about this healthy granola recipe with the flavours of cherry and mocha?
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
- 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 it 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
What is the difference between muesli and granola?
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.
How long should you soak it?
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.
Can you eat it raw?
Yes, I like to use it as a topper for yogurt.
Can you eat it warm?
I have never tried it this way, but people have cooked it just like you would any oatmeal.
How long will it last?
Stored correctly, homemade muesli blend will last for a couple of months or more.
What are some great things to add to the basic mix?
You can really have fun here. The possibilities are endless.
Additions can include:
- dried apples
- dried bananas
- goji berries
- raw dried coconut
Next time you are grocery shopping grab some fun ingredients and mix up a batch. This healthy breakfast muesli will change your life.
If You Love Oatmeal Recipes Give These A Try:
- 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.
What is YOUR favourite granola combination?
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Easy Muesli Recipe Made Your Way
- 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).