Homemade muesli is cheaper, healthier, and tastier than store-bought. Plus, you can customize it to your taste.
Step 1: Start by putting rolled oats, the basis of most muesli, into a large mixing bowl. Add seeds, dried fruit, and chopped nuts – the types and quantity is up to you.
TIP: Consider adding nuts just before you eat a serving, since nuts go bad quickly.
Step 2: Add whatever else you like – bran, rye, or wheat flakes; barley kernels; chocolate chips; coconut flakes; or mini marshmallows. Mix everything together.
Step 3: Store the muesli in a large, airtight container, like a glass jar with a lid, and store in the fridge. It will stay fresh for up to two months.
Step 4: Grab a handful for an on-the-go snack, put it in a bowl and add milk and fresh fruit, or use it as a topping for ice cream, yogurt, or cottage cheese. Or invent your own favorite way to eat muesli.
FACT: Muesli was introduced around 1900 by a Swiss physician for his hospital patients.