I was at the store, looking for some healthy alternatives to cereal and saw some muesli. It had been years since I tried muesli and was going to pick some up, but stopped when I saw the price. Nope. Not gonna happen! Off I went to research how to make Homemade Muesli.
🥣 Origins of Recipe
Muesli is a combination of oats, nuts, seeds and dried fruit. The idea of muesli originated from Germany and Switzerland as a hearty breakfast.
This homemade muesli is so yummy and great on the go. The ingredients are simple to work with and are terrific together. They give you the best crunchy treat in the world. Let’s take a peek at the main ingredients:
Seeds: You can use a variety of seeds to make your personal muesli. We like sunflower seeds and pepita seeds, but you can use your favorites.
Nuts: Another favorite ingredient is the amazing amount of nuts in this snack. We usually go for pecans and walnuts. However, almonds, hazelnuts, and brazil nuts would all be lovely too.
Fruit: Pick your favorite dried fruits, and you can’t go wrong. Dried apricots, bananas, apples, raisins, or dried cranberries would all be pretty tasty.
Muesli is a super simple recipe to make for hearty and healthy breakfasts. Heck, I have eaten it for lunch several times as it really is delicious.
Combine all of your oats, seeds, nuts and dried fruits into a bowl and stir. That is essentially it. Make sure to store it in an airtight jar or bag to keep it fresh and you are good to go.
I did have some fresh coconut slices and read about toasting them. So, I laid some out on a sheet pan and roasted them for about 10 minutes (until they started to turn golden brown). I really like the taste after they have been toasting for a few.
🥘 How to Serve
You can serve muesli a couple of different ways. Try them all as you might find a new favorite!
- Serve it in a bowl with milk poured over. Eat right away.
- Pour almond or coconut milk over it and allow it to sit for 10-15 minutes. The oats will soften a bit.
- Serve under yogurt. My fave!
- Make an overnight muesli by combining yogurt or milk to muesli and soaking it overnight in the refrigerator. This is a great grab and go option for those busy mornings.
This is where the fun happens! Muesli is really a mixture of oats (grains), nuts, seeds and dried fruits. Use our recipe below as a simple guideline and then modify it to your liking. If you see a nut or seed that you like, try it out and see how you enjoy that combination.
You will never get bored with muesli as it is so versatile. I love dried apricots cut up into small cubes and Craisins. But other than that, I am happy with whatever goes into the mixture.
I would love to hear what you did! What were your favorite combinations? Please drop me a note below or tag me on Instagram!
🍽️ Muesli vs Granola – What is the Difference?
Muesli starts with a base of oats and grains and filled in with fruits, nuts, and seeds. The texture is loose and flaky. You will eat it more like a cereal. It is usually not baked.
Granola has similar ingredients but is typically baked in the oven with oils and sugars to bind everything together. The texture will be more sticky and clumpy. You will eat it oftentimes over yogurt or in a handful on a hike.
Both are served with milk and eaten in a bowl. Muesli tends to be rated healthier since it is not cooked with the oil and sugar like granola tends to be.
🍲 How to Meal Prep
Muesli is really easy to prep as it is simply putting the ingredients in a bowl and stirring it up. Pour the ingredients into the jar and store.
The only thing to prep is if you would like to have roasted nuts or coconut in the muesli, you may roast them beforehand.
🍴 How to Store Muesli
The best way to store muesli is in an airtight jar like a Ball canning jar. I love using these jars as you can see what you have, how much you have and they can even be decorative if you need to leave them out on the countertop.
🎁 Gift Giving Options
Give Muesli as an awesome gift to give during the holidays.
You can either choose to put this in a pint sized jar and top it off with ribbon and a cute printable or you can put them in gorgeous cellophane bags like the ones shown below and top them with pretty ribbon.
I love giving and receiving gifts like muesli or the How to Make a Double Chocolate Muffin in a Jar.
There is something about the old fashioned homemade gifts that mean the most!
🍽️ If you like making homemade breakfasts, make sure to check these out!
Overnight Muesli- making this overnight muesli is so incredible and addicting! Since muesli is so versatile, you will never get bored and you can make a meal whenever you want since it’s in a jar in your pantry!
Cranberry Peanut Butter Granola– you can make this granola in under 30 minutes for a big jar that you can use with yogurt and fruit or in a bowl served with milk. Either way, a meal in minutes!
Easy and Fast Gingerbread Granola– get yourself ready for the holidays with a hearty granola breakfast. Free printable so you can give this one away as gifts!
Healthy Homemade Muesli
- Buckwheat groat
- Sunflower Seeds
- Natural Almonds
- Walnut Pieces
- Pepita Seeds
- Golden Flaxseed
- 2 cups rolled old fashioned oats
- 4 cups nuts/seeds
- 1 cup dried fruit
- 2 cups more old fashioned oats or other grains
- Combine all ingredients into a large bowl and stir well. Store in an airtight container.
- Keep at room temperature.
- To serve: scoop 1/2 cup of muesli to 1/2-3/4 cup of milk. Eat right away or soak for up to 15 minutes.
- We toasted 1/2 to show what there differences would be at 350 degrees for 5-7 minutes.