8 Homemade Muesli Recipes for a Balanced Breakfast

Homemade Muesli
Photo: Linda(LMT)

Homemade muesli is a great option if you're looking to healthy up your breakfast routine. You can customize this oat-based breakfast dish to include the dried fruits and nuts you love, or boost it with extra nutrient-dense ingredients like ground flax meal. To serve, enjoy muesli in a bowl with cold milk like any breakfast cereal, cook it in water or milk to eat it hot, sprinkle it over yogurt, or let it sit in the fridge overnight soaking in milk, yogurt, or juice. Scroll through to find eight easy ways to make your own muesli.

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Bircher Muesli

Bircher Muesli

Muesli was created by Maximillian Bircher-Benner, a physician and nutritionist — Bircher believed that if oats were soaked for 12 hours, they would become easier to digest, and thus overnight muesli was born. Using fresh fruit instead of dried fruit helps balance out its sugars.

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Sunshine Morning Muesli

Sunshine Muesli
Alberta Rose

Letting muesli soak in yogurt overnight gives the cereal a bit more substance and protein to keep you full longer. Preparing this meal only takes a few minutes, making it a great dish to add to your meal prep routine.

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Bircher Muesli with Kefir

Bircher Muesli with Kefir

Rolled oats, fresh fruit, kefir, and a little honey combine to make a satisfying breakfast that's just about as healthy as you can get.

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Bircher Muesli (Swiss Oatmeal)

overnight oats with strawberries in a blue bowl
Simone Ruf

Chopped apples give this muesli a sweetness so nice you may want to skip on adding any sugar or honey. This recipe also keeps well, so make a big batch on Sunday night and have breakfast covered for the rest of the week.

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Vegan Muesli

Vegan Muesli
DKG NutraFit

This vegan muesli relies on coconut milk rather than cow's milk or yogurt to set up in the fridge overnight. "This will be a new staple in the mornings," says community member COURTNEYB228.

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Harrison Muesli

Harrison Muesli

Frozen blueberries give this muesli a beautiful color and sweet, yet tart flavor. Feel free to switch the blueberries for another fruit, like raspberries or even mango.

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Homemade Muesli

Homemade Muesli

This muesli recipe incorporates a few extra ingredients, such as crispy rice cereal for a crunch factor and dried cherries for sweetness. You can soak this overnight or enjoy it in a bowl with milk cereal-style.

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Holiday Baker

This muesli has a natural, nutty flavor and gets some nutritional bonus points for incorporating wheat germ and two different types of bran. The brown sugar adds the perfect amount of sweetness, so health isn't the only draw here. Don't try to substitute quick oats for rolled oats here — rolled oats will give you a much better flavor and texture.

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