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Build Your Own Muesli Recipe

August 12, 2019

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!

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

I’m currently sitting here eating this homemade muesli before heading off to the airport for a trip to Toronto. It’s been a pretty relaxing summer but we’re gearing up for a few weeks of travel madness. A couple of weddings thrown in just for good measure and let me tell you, I’m ready to let loose and party!

Organizing everything for a trip can be a tad chaotic and I’m grateful I have a full mason jar of this build your own muesli recipe for busy mornings where you don’t have a whole lot of time to prep breakfast. But before I gear up and head to the airport, let’s chat muesli…

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.

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! Cover and put in the fridge overnight. In the morning, you’ll have a delicious breakfast waiting for you. Eat as is or top with fresh fruit and coconut flakes to take this to the next level.

You can also soak it in the morning for 10-20 minutes for a quick breakfast on the go.

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

How To Make Homemade Muesli

There’s so many different ingredients that you can use to build your own muesli. We’re providing an optional recipe but feel free to mix and match to nail the perfect recipe for you.

  • oats
  • nuts
  • seeds
  • dried fruit
  • spices

I love making my own muesli because it comes together so quickly! Start by toasting your nuts and seeds in the oven for 10 minutes. While your nuts and seeds are toasting, chop the dates (or other dried fruit) and toss them in the cinnamon. The cinnamon will keep the dates from sticking to everything and infuses with the liquid once you soak the muesli mixture. After the nuts and seeds are done toasting, let them cool and then give them a quick chop. Mix everything with the oats and store in an airtight container.

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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
  • Author: Jess Franks @ The Healthy Maven
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 6-8 servings 1x
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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
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • optional: 1/4 cup poppy seeds

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

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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.

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