Healthy Breakfast Muesli Recipe
Having rejected commercially produced cereals and breakfast cereal bars some time ago I am still on a quest for good but easy breakfasts and to create the best muesli recipe ever!
I often have a boiled egg or scrambled egg with tomatoes (when tomatoes are in season) and I also have the soaked oats and seed breakfast introduced to me last summer. That was made with water and has no fat but I am keen to create another, low fat muesli recipe. Yoghurt or milk can be used instead of water.
Making your own muesli is fun, healthy and surprisingly easy. Ring the changes with different nuts, seeds and fruits and have a breakfast that really sustains
In the past did sometimes enjoy a really good pre-packaged muesli, but find them a bit expensive and they also often contain things that I don’t like.
Muesli Recipe – Easy To Make And Tailored To Your Taste
I am not a fan of some dried food such as dried bananas and pineapple, apricots and apples. My husband on the other hand really enjoys dried fruit, but he doesn’t like nuts in his muesli (even though he does like nuts, often snacking on them). I love to come across nuts in muesli as I like the change in texture. He on the other hand clearly doesn’t but like the sweetness emanating from crunchy dried fruit!
I have therefore made up a His n Hers muesli so we can just pour out what we require and it contains all the lovely things we like. My husband still likes his soaked overnight in milk, whereas I make mine with milk first thing when I come downstairs and leave it to soak for 10-15 minutes while I do a few chores before settling down to breakfast.
Pick And Mix Muesli
In fact making up these mixes makes me wonder why I have ever bought muesli in the past at all since it is only a mix of ingredients, sometimes with unwanted additions like lots of sugar and salt. I am sure it is much more economical to make up your own too. As well as more tasty!
It’s fun to select different nuts, dried fruits and then add some fresh fruit of your choice. Add some local honey if you need a bit of sweetness. Use natural yoghurt instead of milk for a change. Try a different milk too such as almond milk.
Fresh Fruit To Serve
To serve the muesli we usually add some fresh fruit which might be sliced banana, sliced apple, pieces of orange, fresh or tinned pineapple, blueberries, raspberries (which I often buy frozen) or strawberries (but only whne they are in season). This adds a final flourish to a lovely breakfast that really does keep you going until lunchtime.
Recipe For A Healthy Breakfast
Oats are good for you in so many ways and provide slow release energy so it leaves you satisfied until lunch time.
It’s not really possible to write a recipe as such for the Muesli breakfast since what you put in, is entirely up to you – including the proportions of each and how much oats you put into othe ringredients. So the below is just a guide really
I include sunflower seeds, linseeds and pumpkin seeds for all their nutritional benefits but you might choose something different. There are so many options it’s hard to be prescriptive.
Some people toast the seeds and nuts before adding. By all means do this if you really like it – but for me it is a stretch too far if I want to keep this breakfast easy and quick to make.
Got Some Great Muesli Recipe Ideas?
If you have any great recipes and ideas, please share them in the comments box below – and let us know what you love to have in your healthy breakfast muesli.
Make Your Own Muesli
- 10 tablespoons rolled oats
- 1 tablespoon mixed nuts
- 1 tablespoon sultanas, rasins, currants
- 1 tablespoon mixed seeds, linseed, sunflower, pumpkin
- 1 tablespoon dried fruit
- Chop some of the larger nuts and fruit into smaller pieces (optional)
- Mix all the ingredients together
- Place in an airtight container
- Place 2-3 tablespoons in a bowl
- Add enough milk to cover the dry ingredients or stir in a tablespoon of natural yoghurt
- If desired, soak in the milk overnight
- Top with fresh fruit
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