Making Muesli

Kim and I love Muesli. It’s like granola, but higher in fiber and lower in sugar, and much more filling. It’s the only cereal that keeps me feeling full until lunch. But there aren’t a lot of mueslis available in US grocery stores, and the ones that are available are quite expensive. We figured it is just a bunch of fruit, nuts, seeds, and grains tossed together – it shouldn’t be too difficult to make. Plus, making it ourselves means that we pick exactly what goes in! Here’s the recipe, if you can call it that:


  • 1 pound rolled oats
  • 1 pound total: barley flakes, wheat flakes, rye flakes
  • sunflower seeds (about a cup)
  • flax seed (about half a cup)
  • raisins
  • dried cranberries
  • dried apples
  • dried coconut flakes
  • your favorite nuts


  1. Toast grains by stiring them in a dry skillet on medium-high heat
  2. Chop larger nuts and fruit into bite-sized pieces
  3. Mix grains first, then add fruit, seeds, and nuts until the balance looks right.

Traditionally, you pour the milk and let it soak for ten minutes to overnight before eating. Soggy cereal grosses me out, so we only let it sit for about a minute before eating. Choose your own fruits and nuts – we just go to Whole Foods and pick what looks tasty 🙂


4 responses to “Making Muesli

  1. this sounds really delicious … and so simple to make … Laila …

  2. Thanks Laila! It is our favorite weekday breakfast.

  3. how many servings does this make, and how big is an emily-sized serving? thanks for the great ideas!!

  4. Okay… some rough estimates… This recipe was approximately 3 pounds of food, it nearly filled one of those giant coffee coffee cans (about 8″ tall, 6″ diameter). Kim and I each eat about 3/4 cup servings, and it lasted us two weeks. We figured out that it costs us about $3-4/pound, compared to about $6/pound store-bought. I also calculated some nutritional info if you’re curious. It was around 200 calories/serving, of course it varies a lot depending on how many nuts, seeds, and fruits you add.

    This week we’re making a 5-6 pound batch.

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