Overnight Muesli is going to rock your world for a true GRAB AND GO breakfast that we all need in our life. It will help you get you out of the door in a flash! Since you made this in under two minutes (seriously time yourself if you have the muesli already made). Then, in the morning you can grab this deliciously, healthy breakfast and start your day. 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.
🥄 What is it?
Let’s start with MUESLI! Muesli 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 of muesli a couple weeks ago and I have gone through it so fast. I LOVED it and can’t get enough of it.
To make the overnight muesli, combine yogurt, milk and optional chia seeds to a bowl and mix. Put in a sealed container and place in the refrigerator overnight.
In the morning, simply grab and go! I like to add fresh fruit on top of mine for a tad bit of natural sweetness.
While there are many variations you can try out with this homemade overnight muesli, there are some main ingredients. Here are the top three ingredients for you to look over.
Muesli: It will give you the best crunch and flavor combination ever. It’s a wonderful treat to wake up to.
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.
🥣 Optional Opt Ins
Here are some additional add-ins:
- 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 different each time
- Change the nuts and seeds you choose to make it your own taste
- Add/delete greek yogurt for extra thickness and punch of extra protein
🥛 Milk Choices
You can use any kind of milk that you choose. We have made it with regular milk and my husband is a huge fan of homemade almond milk right now and it works out great.
⏲️ What if I Forget to Soak Overnight
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. A little bit more crunchy but still amazing!
🍽️ Make sure to check out these related posts for quick and easy breakfasts!
Homemade Muesli – This will knock your socks off with the flavor and crunch all in one bite! Seriously addicting flavor and super easy to make! Don’t look at a bagged version again.
5 Ways to Make Overnight Oats – This is a huge favorite of ours as it has some of our favorite overnight oats recipes in it. Similar to Overnight Muesli, this one doesn’t require you to add the extra nuts and fruits in. This is a great set of recipes if you want to eat at home or on the run on a budget!
Easy Baked Oatmeal Cups– This is a fan favorite for ease, budget-friendliness and versatility. You can mix it up and make it how you want by just changing out the fruits or adding in extra nuts.
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- 1/2 cup muesli
- 1/2 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.