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Build Your Own Muesli Recipe

May 7, 2020

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! Perfect for an easy overnight breakfast that is ready for you in the morning.

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! #muesli #diy

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. I haven’t talked about it much here, but we moved to a house with a yard in January but it was in the dead of rainy season so it was hard to see the benefit of having any outdoor space. Now that it’s actually nice out, I’ve been starting each day out on the back patio with a bowl of this homemade muesli recipe and an iced matcha latte (recipe coming soon!). Between bites I’ve been helicopter parenting our new garden (C tells me nothing will grow if I keep staring but I can’t help it!) and playing with Bodhi who has been loving his newfound freedom.

Transitions to new spaces has always been hard for me and moving to this house was no exception. But now, 5 months in and literally not being able to leave the house, there’s nowhere I’d rather be. Life is a lot slower now and I’ve been trying to make the most of this more intentional way of living and have been surprised at how good it feels. Of course, I’m not without my struggles (or fears…or uncertainties…) but as I sit slowly enjoying my morning muesli I’m filled with an immense amount of gratitude. I can’t promise this healthy muesli recipe will fill you up with gratitude too, but I can promise that it’s delicious – and customizable – so it’s hard to not love it! Let’s chat specifics…

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!

What You Need to Make Muesli:

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:

  • oats
  • nuts
  • seeds
  • dried fruit
  • spices

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!

Build your own muesli recipe - perfect for quick weekday morning breakfasts!

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 can add muesli to a simmering liquid for a warm breakfast (making a mental note for this fall!). My personal favorite way to eat this is to soak the mixture. 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 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!

Honey-sweetened muesli made from oats, nuts and seeds!

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.

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Build Your Own Muesli Recipe

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! #muesli #diy

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!

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Ingredients

  • 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…

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325. Toast the almonds, walnuts and pumpkin seeds for 10 min.
  2. While the nuts and seeds toast, chop the dates and toss them with the cinnamon.*
  3. Remove the nut and seed mixture from the oven and let cool. Once the nuts and seeds have cooled, chop the almonds and walnuts and mix everything together.
  4. Store in an airtight container or jar.
  5. To prepare muesli: 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.

A healthy breakfast alternative made from scratch! You can easily customize this healthy make your own muesli recipe to suit your needs and wants #muesli

Like this homemade muesli recipe? Here are others you might enjoy:

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  • Reply
    Viana @ maplewoodroad.com
    August 14, 2019 at 10:37 am

    This looks absolutely delicious! I think I’m going to try this with a few dried fruits too! Thanks!

  • Reply
    Richard Tunner
    August 16, 2019 at 10:26 pm

    I loved this. Easy to make, travels well, tastes great. Love your website! thank you.

  • Reply
    Cassie Thuvan Tran
    September 7, 2019 at 11:17 am

    Muesli is one of my favorite brunch recipes to enjoy with fruit and almond milk. It’s been a while since I’ve dug into it because I haven’t found a good muesli brand. Why not make it myself though, I agree–chia seeds or flax, pumpkin seeds, coconut, and anything else crunchy or thickening is PERFECT for a muesli mix!

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