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How to Make Muesli [DIY RECIPE]

May 7, 2022

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.

Muesli recipe with peaches and blueberries in a bowl

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.
  • 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 and poppy seeds are all delicious.
  • Dried fruit – dried apricots, cranberries, cherries, dates or even mangos all taste great.
  • Spices – I love adding cinnamon but you can also add nutmeg, cloves, ginger 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!

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
  • 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.


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!

  • Author: Jess Franks @ The Healthy Maven
  • 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…


  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.

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  • Reply
    amelia sasso
    May 28, 2020 at 10:33 am

    girl! this is truly gorgeous. THANK YOU! xoxo

  • 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!

  • 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
    Viana @
    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!

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