How to Make Muesli
Learning how to make Muesli is such a game changer! This homemade cereal recipe features a medley of natural and delicious ingredients like coconut flakes, nuts, dried fruits, cinnamon and more. There are so many ways to enjoy it for breakfast, but it’s so good that I tend to just eat it by the handful!
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I’m pretty obsessed with Muesli. I feel like every couple of years, a new hot new breakfast trend comes by to shake up our world – remember when everyone ate chia seed pudding for a while?
And while I’ve thoroughly enjoyed all of those trends, none of them seem have stuck around for too long in my kitchen… Until I made Muesli for the first time.
This perfect balance of natural ingredients is a dream come true for any health food lover! And while I do love a good stack of pancakes next to some crispy bacon once in a while, it’s nice to introduce a healthier option to the breakfast table like this homemade cereal mix. It’s all natural and wholly delicious! It’s got the most incredible combination of flavors and textures.
What really makes this recipe stand out is the fact that we’re going to roast the oats, pepitas (pumpkin seeds), pistachios, and pecans ourselves. The warm and nutty quality they bring to the mix after being perfectly oven-roasted is so scrumptious!
They balance magically with the sweet dried fruits and coconut flakes. Don’t forget to add some cinnamon to create even more warmth!
How to Make Muesli
Once you master this quick and easy recipe, you’ll never buy the store-bought overpriced stuff again.
- Roast the ingredients. Spread the oats, wheat brans, salt, and cinnamon on a baking sheet. On a separate baking sheet, spread the assorted nuts into an even layer. Bake for 8-10 minutes at 350°F. Make sure the oats are on the top rack.
- Add coconut. Remove the baking sheets with the nuts from the oven. Sprinkle the coconut flakes on that baking sheet, then bake for 3 more minutes.
- Cool. Let everything that was in the oven fully cool to room temperature.
- Toss to combine. Place all of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl and toss to combine.
How long will homemade Muesli stay fresh?
In an airtight container at room temperature, Muesli will stay fresh for up to 3 weeks. That’s plenty of time to enjoy it as a morning snack! Try to keep it out of direct sunlight for the best results.
These glass storage jars are not only aesthetically pleasing but practical because they have seal tight lids that keep your muesli fresh! We store pasta, cereal, coffee, beans and more in them.
How do I serve Muesli?
If you’re anything like me, you’ll be eating this stuff by the handful. It’s so addictive! Sometimes, I like to place portions of it in zip-top baggies for an on-the-go snack. You can also serve it over yogurt, with warm milk to make oatmeal, or even prepare it as overnight oats. No matter which way you serve Muesli, keep in mind that it pairs fabulously with fresh berries.
Is Muesli healthy?
When answering questions like this, I like to keep in mind that everyone’s definition of healthy is subjective. What’s good for your body may differ than what’s good for someone else. With that being said, I personally consider Muesli to be a healthier recipe of mine! It’s loaded with dried fruits, nuts, and grains, all of which have awesome health benefits. Also, you won’t find any artificial ingredients or sweeteners in the mix to make it any less healthy.
The only spices used here are cinnamon (which also has some pretty impressive benefits) and kosher salt. Feel free to omit the salt or halve the amount if you’re on a low-sodium diet.
Keep things nutritional with more of my favorite healthy recipes!
- Homemade Acai Bowl
- Whole Wheat Morning Glory Muffins
- Hummus Avocado Toast
- How to Make Oat Flour
- Coconut Blueberry Overnight Oats
Get the Recipe: Easy Muesli Recipe
- 4 cups rolled oats
- 3/4 cup wheat bran
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup chopped raw pistachios
- 1/4 cup raw pecans, coarsely chopped
- 1/4 cup raw pepitas, shelled pumpkin seeds
- 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1/4 cup dried apricots, coarsely chopped
- 1/4 cup dried cherries
- 1/4 cup chopped dates
- 1 baking sheet
- Spread the oats, wheat brans, salt and cinnamon in an even layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Set aside.
- On a separate rimmed baking sheet, spread the pistachios, pecans and pepitas in an even layer.
- Preheat the oven to 350˚F.
- Transfer both baking sheets to the oven being sure to place the oats on the top rack.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes until the nuts are fragrant but not burning.
- Remove the nuts from the oven and add the coconut to the baking sheet with the oats. Bake for 3 minutes longer and then remove the baking sheet.
- Allow the nuts and oats to cool to room temperature.
- Transfer all the ingredients to a large bowl. Add the apricots, cherries and dates, tossing to combine.
- Transfer the muesli to an airtight container and store in a cool, dry place for up to 3 weeks.
- Serve over yogurt, heat with milk to enjoy as oatmeal or prepare as overnight oats.