It’s so easy to make your own healthy homemade muesli! This muesli mix has a base of rolled oats, with lots of crunchy seeds and flaked coconut added in for sweetness and texture.
I love making my own muesli, it’s a really simple 5 minute task that is so worth it. You get a delicious and versatile breakfast base that can be served with milk or yoghurt, made into bircher muesli or even baked into granola!
This is my classic homemade muesli recipe. It starts with a base of rolled oats, which really are one of the most economical healthy breakfast options you can find. Oats are high in fibre and a great source of a substance called beta glucan, which can assist in lowering LDL cholesterol (the “bad” cholesterol) levels. They’re quite delicious too, which is also important!
Of course, you need a bit more than rolled oats to make a tasty muesli. Into this blend goes:
- pumpkin seeds;
- sunflower seeds;
- buckwheat groats (if you can find activated buckwheat or “buckinis” they are so good in this muesli – these are buckwheat groats that have been soaked and dehydrated again, making them slightly more light and crispy);
- coconut flakes;
- dried fruit of choice (I love cranberries and sultanas, but you can also use other fruits like chopped dried dates, dried blueberries, currants, goji berries or dried mulberries);
- a pinch of cinnamon.
My favourite way to serve this muesli is stirred through a thick Greek yoghurt, with a splash of milk and a generous handful of berries or whatever other fruit is in season!
It’s also great made into a bircher muesli. Take half a cup of muesli, add a tablespoon of chia seeds and add around 3/4 cup of almond milk. Soak overnight in the fridge and in the morning stir through a few spoonfuls of Greek yoghurt and some grated apple or berries. Yum yum.
To bake this into a granola, make the muesli mix but leave out the dried fruit. Then you can melt together some coconut oil and maple syrup, coat the muesli mix and bake it in the oven. Add the dried fruit afterwards and you have a delicious, crunchy healthy homemade granola. I’ve popped some rough measurements in the recipe card below.
If you make this homemade muesli mix let me know! Leave a comment and let me know what you put in and how you like to serve it. Or, take a snap and tag me on Instagram, you can find me at @moniquecormacknutrition 🙂
- 2 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup coconut flakes
- 1/3 cup buckwheat groats
- 1/3 cup slivered almonds
- 1/3 cup pumpkin seeds
- 1/3 cup sunflower seeds
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries
- 1/4 cup sultanas
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon