Creating Healthy Breakfasts: A Guide to Making Muesli

Hello, I’m Elaina, the culinary enthusiast behind Flavour Food and Wine. Today, I’m thrilled to share with you a recipe that’s a delightful blend of health and taste – Muesli. This dish combines a variety of grains, nuts, seeds, and dried fruits, creating a breakfast option that’s both nutritious and delicious. It’s a perfect way to start your day with a boost of energy. So, let’s embark on this culinary journey and explore the wonderful world of Muesli together.

Muesli Recipe

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My first experience tasting müesli; I remember it like it was yesterday. I was traveling throughout Europe at the time and was staying at a cute little hostel right in the heart of Vienna. Well, perhaps cute isn’t the best descriptor…more like chic, sleek and modern! It was like no other hostel I had ever stayed in and was extremely clean. Felt more like a hotel really. In any case, back to the müesli. So, I woke up on my first morning in Vienna all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed and headed downstairs to the cafeteria where a beautiful breakfast spread awaited me. I always love a healthy cereal, so when I saw this dry “oatmeal” looking mixture, I loaded up my bowl and filled it with milk…hmmm…milk was NOT the right choice for me. It tasted dry and soupy…haha…and I just remember thinking, did I do this wrong? Is everyone looking at me funny? In actuality, no one was and looking back it probably wasn’t as bad as I made it out to be. And most people do eat it with milk, so perhaps I’m just weird.
In my research, I learned that traditional müesli used to be eaten with orange juice…oh my…I couldn’t handle that! Reminds me of the time when I was young and accidentally spilled my glass of orange juice in my bowl of mini-wheats. My mum still made me eat it…milk, orange juice and wheat. Ugh. Yes mum, I still hold a grudge against that…and the boiled spinach… Love you though! x
Let’s jump ahead a year later, when I was living in England. I tried my hand at muesli again yet with yoghurt this time. YUM! I got hooked pretty quickly. Brilliant! The food shops practically had an aisle devoted to this wonderful Swiss breakfast cereal. I tried all different kinds and ate it practically every morning. Except for those wet rainy London days where only a ste1 cup whole oat flakes1 cup rye flakes1 cup kamut flakes2/3 cup chopped raw hazelnuts2/3 cup chopped raw almonds1/2 cup dried raisins1/2 cup dried cranberries1/4 cup unsalted sunflower seeds1/4 cup whole flax seedsaming bowl of oatmeal was just a better fit.
Jump ahead again a few years later. Canada. Winnipeg. Supermarket. Two options for müesli! Seriously!? You can imagine my disappointment…sigh…where are all my choices for fabulous müesli! The few they had…overpriced and sitting in the health-food section of the shop. Not pleased to say the least. So what’s the obvious solution to my dilemma? That’s right, take a trip to London to visit all my mates again and stock up! Ok, perhaps not, but what a lovely thought.
Instead, I decided to make my own at home. It’s ridiculously easy, inexpensive and healthy….no added sugar or sodium and you can literally put whatever you want in it. Buying the ingredients in bulk allows you to pick & choose and create your very own müesli recipe.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine French
Servings 2 people
Calories 256 kcal


  • 1 large bowl


  • 1 cup whole oat flakes
  • 1 cup rye flakes
  • 1 cup kamut flakes
  • 2/3 cup chopped raw hazelnuts
  • 2/3 cup chopped raw almonds
  • 1/2 cup dried raisins
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup unsalted sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup whole flax seeds


  • Mix everything together in a large bowl.
  • Done.
  • Easy right?
  • Store in an airtight container and enjoy!


Keyword oat flakes

About muesli

How to Make Muesli (Easy 30-Minute Recipe) | The Kitchn

Muesli is a versatile and nutritious dish that originated in Switzerland. It’s a delightful blend of grains, nuts, seeds, and dried fruits, creating a breakfast option that’s both nutritious and delicious. Muesli offers a unique gastronomic experience that’s both satisfying and healthful, making it a popular choice for those seeking a wholesome start to their day.

Cooking Tips

  • Choose a variety of grains for your muesli to ensure a mix of textures and flavors. Rolled oats are a common base, but you can also include other grains like barley flakes or rye flakes.
  • Toast the grains, nuts, and seeds lightly for added flavor and crunch.
  • Use a mix of dried fruits for varied sweetness and texture. Raisins, apricots, dates, and cranberries are all good choices.
  • If you prefer your muesli a bit sweeter, consider adding a natural sweetener like honey or maple syrup.
  • Store your muesli in an airtight container to keep it fresh and crunchy.

Serving Suggestions

Maple Walnut Muesli – GoodFor

  • Muesli can be served as a cold cereal with milk or yogurt.
  • For a warmer option, try soaking the muesli in hot milk for a few minutes before eating.
  • Top your muesli with fresh fruits like berries or sliced bananas for added nutrition and flavor.
  • For a more substantial meal, serve your muesli with a side of toast or a boiled egg.
  • For a vegan option, use plant-based milk and sweeteners.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  • Can I use other types of grains for my muesli? Yes, you can use any type of rolled or flaked grains for your muesli. Just make sure they are uncooked.
  • Can I make muesli in advance? Yes, muesli can be made in advance and stored in an airtight container for up to a month.
  • What can I use if I don’t have dried fruits?  If you don’t have dried fruits, you can substitute them with fresh fruits. Just add the fresh fruits right before eating to prevent them from getting soggy.
  • Can I make my muesli gluten-free?  Yes, you can make your muesli gluten-free by using gluten-free grains like rolled oats or quinoa flakes.
  • Can I add other ingredients to my muesli? Absolutely! Feel free to add other ingredients like coconut flakes, chocolate chips, or even some protein powder for extra nutrition.

Muesli is a breakfast dish that truly celebrates the flavors of grains, nuts, seeds, and fruits. Its combination of nutritious ingredients creates a satisfying and flavorful meal that’s perfect for starting the day. By following the provided cooking tips and serving suggestions, you can create a batch of this healthy breakfast right in your own kitchen. Remember, cooking is about creativity and personalization, so feel free to experiment with different grains, nuts, seeds, and fruits. Enjoy the process and the delicious result!

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