make your own muesli

September 7, 2009

There are several reasons why you should consider making your own muesli from scratch:

  1. It tastes better
  2. It has better ingredients
  3. It’s easy on the wallet
  4. It’s super fun to make!

The fun thing about making your own muesli is that you can add just about whatever dry ingredients you like to the basic base of oats. This recipe yields about 8 cups or 16 servings. Start with a big bowl and just add the ingredients as you go.

I start with 6 cups rolled oats:

Add 2 cups of a combination of seeds and nuts. I like to use sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, chopped walnuts, and sliced almonds:

Add 1/2 cup unsweetened, shredded coconut (optional):

Add 1 cup dried fruit. I used a mixture of raisins, dried apricot and a medjool date but use whatever you have on hand. Dried banana would be delicious with the coconut.

Mix in about 1 teaspoon cinnamon (or to taste for all you cinna-lovers out there):

Combine the ingredients in a large bowl and add a large sprinkle of salt. Toss with 1/4 cup brown sugar:

And you’re done! Homemade muesli should be refrigerated since it contains no preservatives.

Serve with yogurt, fresh fruit, honey or milk. Shake container well before each use.

This is a delicious and satisfying way to enjoy breakfast and would work well soaked overnight for sure, but what is better than just reaching into the fridge first thing and adding fresh fruit and yogurt?

Next time I make my own cereal I might try out granola which is basically the same recipe with one or two more ingredients and just a couple more steps.

Happy Labor Day!

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Kristin @ Iowa Girl Eats September 7, 2009 at 2:38 pm

Oooo fab recipe! Thanks for sharing!!


joyofood September 7, 2009 at 2:40 pm

Great post and I love your photos. I'm trying to head more in the cereal category for breakfast instead of eggs all the time.



insideiamdancing September 7, 2009 at 2:44 pm

Yay! So glad you made it! Looks delicious :) I think some pumpkin spice and toasted almonds would be delicious…with craisins. Or papaya, mango, coconut. So many possibilities!


VeggieGirl September 7, 2009 at 2:47 pm



Katie September 7, 2009 at 2:54 pm

Ooh I just found your blog on Holly's and I am so in love with Muesli…so thank you!


Jenny September 7, 2009 at 3:07 pm

love this idea! just like "mixmyowngranola" site — except a buttload cheaper :)


christina- MINDFUL LIVING September 7, 2009 at 3:16 pm

looks awesome! love all these calculators you find! first chipotle and now this! what will be next miss angharad!?


K from ksgoodeats September 7, 2009 at 4:22 pm

Teaspoon?! Are you sure that's not Tablespoon of cinnamon ;)

Thanks for the recipe! Looks yummy!


platipus329 September 7, 2009 at 4:29 pm

Looks great! I've never had muesli, I think the uncooked oats have just kept me at bay from trying them. Essentially it's granola, though, right? It seems to have all the same delicious ingredients


Maya September 7, 2009 at 4:36 pm

i was so thinking about making my own muesli and/or granola soon..i have every dried fruit one could imagine and nut lol in my pantry..u name it! :) love ur mix ins and the nutritional facts are great so balanced and healthy!

just found ur blog…i love it ;)



Emmanuelle September 7, 2009 at 4:44 pm

What is the serving size? Or did I miss that?


nourishing mornings September 7, 2009 at 4:54 pm

hey :) just found your blog today, and i love it! and i am def making my own muesli, sounds like so much fun and so easy and as you said a great money saver, and you can get so creative with your mix ins! and i have loads of dried fruits and nuts/seeds and coconut flakes just waiting to be used!



Taylor September 7, 2009 at 5:07 pm

Mmmmm looks fabulous!! Reminds me of the one I've been eating (although not homemade). Thank you!!


carolinebee September 7, 2009 at 5:15 pm

delish!! I actually have this huge thing of oats, and I like oat bran wayy more, so I should get crackin on this recipe to use them up :D


Dee September 7, 2009 at 5:19 pm

i am so impressed you have so many types of nuts and dried fruits!

i might go to the bulk bins and get just enough stuff to make some muesli :)

my favs to add are dates, cherries, raisins, almonds, and candied ginger.

im not much a of seed person


Anne September 7, 2009 at 5:20 pm

Wow, that muesli looks delicious! Thanks for sharing your recipe :D


Holly September 7, 2009 at 5:30 pm

i don't know what to say…amazing. i heart muesli. so. dang. delicious.

loves. talk soon :)


Abby September 7, 2009 at 6:29 pm

I'm in awe, I must admit. You make it look so easy and delicious. I'm still amazed that I can successfully execute overnight oats, but this could be a fun experiment!


runsrests September 7, 2009 at 7:12 pm

I LOVE muesli. Your recipe looks delish! In my perfect world, I'd want to eat everything homemade. :P


mamasweeds September 7, 2009 at 8:19 pm

I am totally a fan of "do it yourself" anything – if I can make it with the right ingredients, why buy it?

I use to call overnight oats "museli" – oats soaked overnight in milk and yogurt. Then I discovered food blogs and everyone was calling them overnight oats so I rolled with name change. So museli is really just a combo of oats and dried fruit and nuts? You eat the oats over yogurt without any cooking? I find them way too chewy that way, am I missing something? I need to know!


Coco September 7, 2009 at 9:03 pm

Yummmy!!! That is such a great idea! I used to eat muesli all the time in Switzerland before I hit up the slopes and it was great skiing fuel. I'll have to try this! Thanks!!! Hope you had a great Labor Day


amy. September 7, 2009 at 9:21 pm

Lovely muesli recipe! Such a hearty, warming food, with warmed milk-yum! Reminds me of when I was little and would go to my grandparents big old house, and eat muesli. Aw memories :)

Love the thrifts from your last post! Fab!


BroccoliHut September 7, 2009 at 10:44 pm

Fabulous idea! I have so many fruits and nuts hanging around that I could easily make this tomorrow!


Janetha September 7, 2009 at 11:02 pm

i love you and your sweet domestic muesli making ass. i marked all my items as read but i had to come give my fave brit some monday comment love. i should try to make my own muesli because ive wanted to try it but every time i see it it has RAISINS which i hate! so yes.. good idea.. and have a happy tuesday m'lady!


Thinspired September 8, 2009 at 2:30 am

What a great idea! I love the idea of the dried apricots and coconut. I always look for those ingredients when I buy muesili or granola. This would be a fun foodie project for the weekend :)


brandi September 8, 2009 at 11:03 am

great recipe! I want to make my own once I use up what I already have. those big flakes of coconut look so good!


traveleatlove September 8, 2009 at 11:04 am

I loooove homemade muesli with yogurt. Yum!


Emily (The Experimentarian) September 8, 2009 at 1:30 pm

Oh that looks so yummy! Thanks for this recipe–just one more of yours to add to my lineup of stuff to try! Have a great day! xoxo


lilveggiepatch September 8, 2009 at 4:09 pm

Ooh yum, thanks for the recipe! I'm going to make some soon; it's one of my favorite breakfasts!


runnerskitchen September 8, 2009 at 4:30 pm

homemade granolas and muesli are so great! and i love that you know EXACTLY what went it to them – no sketchy preservatives or fillers. i made an olive oil granola a few weeks ago and it was pretty amazing. i know that olive oil in granola sounds weird, but trust me: the sweet + savory combo is out of this world!!


Sarah (Running To Slow Things Down) September 8, 2009 at 7:10 pm

You are awesome, enough said. :-)

I love this idea! I love muesli but never buy it because it's super expensive and is usually loaded with unwanted ingredients. I'm making this soon!


Susan September 8, 2009 at 8:39 pm

Haha, I'll never forget the first time I bought muesli. I opened it up and thought "did I just pay $5 for oatmeal pre-mixed with nuts and raisins?" :P

LOVE the homemade stuff! I should make it now that my expensive box is gone. I really liked mixing it with apple suace :)


Leianna September 8, 2009 at 9:41 pm

I love all those ingredients you used so I will need to make this, thanks for sharing!


Michal September 13, 2009 at 7:27 am

you are my idol! how did you know that I was just thinking of trying to make my own homemade muesli? Im making this today hands down. Thanks again :)


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