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Dare I say better than store-bought? Make this homemade muesli recipe right at home and enjoy with milk or yogurt for a delicious and nutritious breakfast that you can customize to your liking! Perfect for an easy overnight breakfast that is ready for you in the morning.
Summer is upon us and that means one thing…breakfast muesli! Okay not entirely true but definitely something we’ve been eating a lot more of now that the weather has warmed up. And this muesli recipe is the absolute best one out there. The secret? dates rolled in cinnamon! But shhhhhh don’t tell anyone.
This muesli recipe is easily customizable with personalized swaps based on your preferences. I’m giving you the full breakdown on how to make muesli with exact measurements so you can make your own at home! Don’t believe me? Try it out for yourself!
What is the difference between muesli and granola?
Muesli and granola are both made of grains, nuts, seeds and sometimes dried fruits. But that’s where the similarities stop! Granola is usually mixed with a sweetener and an oil so all of the ingredients combine and clump together while baking. While you do toast a few ingredients in muesli, you don’t formally bake the mixture which makes it even easier to pull together!
Muesli Recipe Ingredients:
There’s so many different ingredients that you can use to build your own muesli. We’re providing an optional muesli recipe but feel free to mix and match to nail the perfect recipe for you. Here’s what you need to build-out your muesli recipe:
- Oats -the base of every muesli recipe. Use regular rolled oats or quick oats. Do not attempt this recipe with steel-cut oats. Grab certified gluten-free oats if necessary.
- Nuts – Almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts, pecans or cashews are all great options. You can replace with more seeds if nut-free.
- Seeds – sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, pepitas/pumpkin seeds, chia seeds and poppy seeds are all delicious.
- Dried fruit – dried apricots, cranberries, cherries, dates, golden raisins or even mangos all taste great.
- Spices – I love adding cinnamon but you can also add a blend of warming spices like nutmeg, cloves, ginger, cardamom or even pumpkin spice during the fall and winter months.
One thing we love to do is use dates as our dried fruit and roll it in cinnamon! When you add your liquid the cinnamon releases and adds so much delicious flavor!
How to Make this Homemade Muesli Recipe
STEP 1: TOAST NUTS
Spread out almonds, walnuts and pumpkin seeds on a baking sheet and roast for 10 mins.
STEP 2: ROLL DATES IN CINNAMON
While the nuts and seeds toast, chop the dates and toss them with the cinnamon.*
STEP 3: COMBINE EVERYTHING
Remove the nut and seed mixture from the oven and let cool. Once the nuts and seeds have cooled, chop the almonds and walnuts. Mix everything together in a large bowl.
How to Eat Muesli
There are a ton of different ways you can eat muesli. Take your pick!
- You can top your yogurt or cottage cheese with the muesli mix like granola you would granola.
- You can add muesli to a simmering liquid for a warm breakfast
- My personal favorite way to eat this is to soak the mixture. In a bowl, portion out how much muesli you want to eat and then cover with water or your milk of choice. I personally prefer almond milk! Just cover and let sit for at least 10 minutes.
- Or you can cover and put in the fridge overnight for more of an overnight oat texture. In the morning, you’ll have a delicious breakfast waiting for you.
Eat as is or top with fresh berries (or other fruit), honey and coconut flakes to take this to the next level.
I’m also a huge fan of this Bircher Muesli with fresh apples and banana. Just soak overnight!
How to Store Muesli
This muesli recipe will last up to 1 month in an airtight container or our preference, a glass jar. It makes a great family friendly big-batch recipe but can also be gifted to friends. You can also easily double or triple this recipe if you’ve got a lot of mouths to feed.
More Healthy Cereals, Granola + Oatmeal!
Dare I say better than store-bought? Make this build your own muesli recipe right at home and enjoy with milk or yogurt for a delicious and nutritious breakfast that you can customize to your liking!
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 6–8 servings 1x
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Bake
- Diet: Vegan
- 1 1/2 cups oats
- 1/2 cup almonds (or other nuts)
- 1/2 cup walnuts (or other nuts)
- 1/3 cup pumpkin seeds (or other seeds)
- 4 dates, pitted (or roughly a 1/4 cup dried fruit)
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- optional: 1/4 cup poppy seeds
- optional toppings: fresh fruit, coconut flakes, honey, maple syrup etc…
- Preheat the oven to 325.
- Spread out almonds, walnuts and pumpkin seeds on a baking sheet and roast for 10 mins.
- While the nuts and seeds toast, chop the dates and toss them with the cinnamon.*
- Remove the nut and seed mixture from the oven and let cool. Once the nuts and seeds have cooled, chop the almonds and walnuts.
- Mix everything together in a large bowl.
- Store in an airtight container or jar.
To prepare muesli: add to a bowl and top with milk of your choice or yogurt, or soak it in milk or water overnight to enjoy the next morning with fresh fruit. Drizzle with honey or maple syrup for sweetness.
*The cinnamon keeps the dates from sticking to everything when it’s a dry mix. Once you soak the muesli mix, the cinnamon will infuse into liquid.