Making a big batch of healthy Homemade Muesli is easy, just follow this basic recipe or use it as a guide to create your own favourite muesli.Jump to Recipe Print Recipe
A bowl of Homemade Muesli is an easy healthy breakfast you can feel good about eating. In fact, this healthy muesli recipe is made with heart-healthy ingredients both high in fiber and antioxidants. This recipe will provide you with a big batch of muesli which you can use for a quick filling breakfast all week long.
About this Muesli Recipe
This Homemade Muesli is made with rolled oats, unsweetened flaked coconut, pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds. To flavour the muesli, I added vanilla extract, ground cinnamon and a touch of maple syrup. The mixture gets lightly toasted in the oven to help bring out all the flavours and enhance the texture of the ingredients. Sweetened dried cranberries are added only after the muesli has been toasted and cooled.
How to Make your Own Muesli
Making your own Homemade Muesli cereal is easy and a much healthier solution than store bought cereal. All you need are a few basic ingredients, and most can be easily replaced by another if you don’t have it at home. This means you can use this muesli recipe as a basic guide which you can adapt to your liking. The basic ingredient that you must have for this muesli is oats, the other ingredients can be substituted. Just remember to keep the same proportions. Nuts and seeds are healthy and delicious but they are also high in calories. You also have to watch the amount of dried fruit you add as their high sugar content can really increase the total calories you consume in a bowl of muesli.
You can top your muesli with milk (of your choice) or yogurt. You can also add a handful of fresh berries for a nutritious breakfast that will keep you going until lunch. Muesli can also be a gluten-free breakfast option as long as you choose oats which are certified gluten-free. Enjoy!
- 4 cups rolled oats
- 1.5 cups large coconut flakes
- 3/4 cup pumpkin seeds
- 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- 2 tablespoons coconut oil or other light tasting oil
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/8 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 cup dried cranberries
- Preheat oven to 350ºF.
- In a large bowl, combine the oats, coconut flakes, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, cinnamon and salt.
- Add the melted coconut oil, maple syrup and vanilla. Stir well.
- Spread on one large baking sheet. Place baking sheet on the middle rack and bake for a total of 20 minutes, stirring mixture and rotating baking sheet half way through the cooking time. Pay closer attention to the muesli at the second half of the cooking time and remove from oven when oats and coconut are toasted and golden.
- Let the muesli cool before adding the dried cranberries or other dried fruit.
- Serve with milk of your choice or yogurt. Optional: Top with fresh fruit.