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How to Make Muesli

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.

You Will Need

  • 2 to 4 c. of rolled oats
  • Large mixing bowl
  • Seeds
  • like sunflower and pumpkin
  • Dried fruit
  • Chopped nuts
  • Airtight container
  • Bran
  • rye
  • or wheat flakes
  • Barley kernels
  • Chocolate chips
  • Coconut flakes
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Milk
  • Fresh fruit
  • Ice cream
  • Yogurt
  • Cottage cheese

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