Homemade Muesli

Recipe for Homemade Muesli

Not something I indulged in for many years, muesli has in recent months made itself a permanent fixture of my mornings. Muesli can certainly be described as one of the healthy breakfasts, easy to separate from most sugar-laden cereals. But some ingredients in commercial muesli can be sneaky and coming up with a Homemade Muesli Recipe can give you back control.

The issue is that many commercial mueslis contain artificially sweetened ingredients. Companies, therefore, don’t need to list sugar as an ingredient. Sweetened ingredients include banana chips, papaya, pineapple and dates. Make your own homemade muesli and this compulsion by large companies to sweeten even healthy breakfasts can be sidestepped.

Healthy Muesli Recipe

But making a truly healthy muesli recipe wasn’t simply an exercise in taking back some control, it was a test to see if homemade muesli can be thrown together for a reasonable price. It can!

Containing many of the same ingredients as commercial muesli – barley flakes and rye flakes – this recipe for homemade muesli comes in at roughly the same price as the offerings of cheaper brands. Though ‘basics’ muesli isn’t taken into account in that reckoning because it’s essentially overpriced porridge oats. Harsh? Perhaps. But a breakfast has to be top notch if it’s going to set you up for the day.

Is Muesli Healthy

The difference? The muesli featured here uses a ‘luxury’ mix of dried fruits – cranberries, golden raisins – in addition to organic oats and flakes. If you were to make use of dried fruits even more cleverly, I’m sure you could reduce the price further still. Personally, the slightly inflated spend is more than worth it for the quality of the breakfast involved.

Naturally, there’s another glaring benefit of producing your own homemade muesli; choice. You can choose exactly what you’d like to go into your muesli. Sunflower seeds? Not a problem. Sesame seeds? Easy!

Healthy Breakfasts

It gives you a freedom of choice that you could only dream of at the supermarket checkout. Take back control of breakfast; make your own, homemade muesli!

Homemade Muesli

Makes 650g (12 servings)

Ingredients:

  • 100g porridge oats
  • 100g jumbo oats
  • 50g rye flakes
  • 50g barley flakes
  • 100g mixed fruit
  • 100g sultanas
  • 50g flaked almonds
  • 50g sunflower seeds
  • 25g sesame seeds
  • 25g walnuts

Method:

  1. Take a big bowl and mix everything together thoroughly. Serve as you like it.

Homemade Muesli Recipe Healthy Breakfast Ideas

Cost: As mentioned above, the cost of this homemade muesli is roughly equivalent to the cheapest ‘luxury’ commercial mueslis. At £1.70 for 650g you’ll soon be mixing your own for good.

19 comments on “Homemade Muesli

  1. vitanova360
    July 8, 2015 at 11:10 am

    I find that oats, seeds and nuts are not only healthy, but also keep the children sustained for a longer period of time. Thank you for the recipe for homemade muesli.

  2. Kristel
    July 8, 2015 at 11:25 am

    I LOVE muesli!

  3. Susan Walter
    July 8, 2015 at 11:30 am

    I’ve made muesli like this for years, and for the reasons you cite. It’s evolved over the years as my tastes and what’s available have changed. At the moment it’s a mix of 4 rolled grains, dried apricots, sultanas and 2 sorts of nuts (sometimes homegrown). If I can get them I also include sunflower seeds and linseed. Proportions based on using the whole packet of each ingredient. No added sugar, spices or oils. Served with raw milk which is delivered to my door from a dairy a couple of kms away. How righteous is that ! 🙂

    • frugalfeeding
      July 11, 2015 at 6:52 pm

      That sounds delicious – we may well do another version! Apricots are especially nice in muesli.

  4. flat-leaf parsley
    July 8, 2015 at 1:21 pm

    Looks awesome.

  5. Simply Splendid Food
    July 8, 2015 at 4:01 pm

    I like that super sealed jar. I never thought to use it to store breakfast muesli. Thanks for the super recipe and the good storage tip!

    • frugalfeeding
      July 11, 2015 at 6:50 pm

      My pleasure – we love our jars and have quite a few!

  6. hannahkcandy
    July 9, 2015 at 12:22 am

    Homemade muesli is my favourite!! Love the pictures too

    • frugalfeeding
      July 11, 2015 at 7:03 pm

      Thanks – we’ve eaten it so fast and need to make some more!

  7. Jackie Appleton
    July 9, 2015 at 7:49 am

    Can’t wait to try this recipe! Thank you.

  8. Anna @ Anna Can Do It!
    July 15, 2015 at 9:42 am

    I love to make my own muesli! It’s way better choice than just buy a pre-made in the store…Great recipe!

  9. taplatt
    July 17, 2015 at 8:47 pm

    I’m a big muesli fan and also get frustrated with the added sugar in store-bought brands. My go-to from the store is Jordan’s Natural Muesli but I have also made my own and can recommend toasting the oats/flakes on the stovetop before mixing them with the fruit and nuts — adds a bit of extra depth and flavor.

    • frugalfeeding
      September 20, 2015 at 6:12 pm

      Making your own is definitely worth it. Our latest batch is particularly good.

  10. plasterers bristol
    June 7, 2016 at 7:56 am

    Wow these look awesome. Thanks for sharing this recipe, love muesli.

    Simon

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