Overnight Muesli is going to rock your world for a true GRAB AND GO breakfast that we all need in our life. Make this in under two minutes. The truth of the matter is, I love this for a healthy afternoon pick me up as well.
Muesli has been around for over 100 years and started out with just oats and slices of apples. As most things do, it evolved and now it is being used in an overnight form that is soaked in milk and/or yogurt.
This is a mixture of grains, nuts, seeds and fruit all mixed together and placed in a sealed jar for later use. We made an incredible batch a couple of weeks ago and I have gone through it so fast. I LOVED it and can’t get enough of it.
🍽️ Why This Recipe Works
Flexible – This has basic ingredients but swapping out for different ones is what makes it so fun. You are working from a base of oats, nuts/seeds and dried fruit, so your options are endless here.
Fast and easy – This is another quick and easy recipe for you family. It will take you about 10-12 minutes to make, but you will have a ton left for the many weeks ahead of you.
Healthy – If you look at the ingredients, there is nothing but natural and healthy ingredients here.
While there are many variations to try with this and there are a few main ingredients to get you started. Here are the top three for you to look over.
Muesli: It will give you the best crunch and flavor combination ever. Use our recipe here or buy a bagged muesli at at the store. Either way, the flavors will blow you away.
Chia Seeds: They may be small in size, but they are packed with nutrients! Fiber, omega-3 fatty acids, and so much more. Whenever you can incorporate them into your diet, it’s a good thing.
Berries: Any kind of berries will work well. We love to add strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries for a fun combination.
This is silly easy and you will quickly see the two minutes I keep saying. This is FAST!
Step One: Combine the muesli, chia seeds, yogurt and milk into a bowl. Stir and cover. Let it sit in the refrigerator overnight.
Step Two: In the morning, scoop in into a bowl, top with fresh fruit and serve. Easy peasy! Some of you swear that this should be served cold, and others think it should be warmed. Which one do you prefer?
🥣 Expert Tips
To make this fresh and amazing every time, here are some additional add-ins to use:
- Add in agave syrup or honey for a little sweetness
- For a bit of New England goodness, add in a little bit of maple syrup
- Mix up the dried fruit to make it a different recipe each time
- Change the nuts and seeds to make it your own
- Add/delete greek yogurt for extra thickness and punch of extra protein
Warm this up in the microwave for a perfect winter breakfast. You are not stuck eating it cold out of the refrigerator.
That’s ok! This is very forgiving! Soak it for 15-20 minutes and you should have soft enough oats to be able to enjoy! I have soaked it for less time in the afternoons for my afternoon pick me up and it’s great. It is a little bit more crunchy, but still amazing!
Use any kind of milk that you want. We made it with dairy milk and my husband is a huge fan of homemade almond milk right now and it works out great, too.
Muesli is eaten raw with no added sugars or oil. Eat it soaked in milk for 15 minutes or made overnight like we did here. Overnight oats or Bircher Muesli is simply oats mixed with milk and/or yogurt, stored in the refrigerator overnight and topped with fruit. Overnight oats are prepped earlier on Sunday and stay good for up to four days. Overnight muesli is typically good for the just the one night.
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- ½ cup Homemade Muesli https://savorandsavvy.com/how-to-make-homemade-muesli/
- ½ tsp Chia Seeds
- 1 container Vanilla Greek Yogurt
- ½ cup Berries use what you have available
- ½ cup Milk optional (I've made it both ways and this helps to thin it out but isn't necessary)
- Combine the muesli, chia seeds, milk and yogurt together in a bowl and store in a container in the refrigerator overnight.
- In the morning, top with fruit and serve.