Try Homemade Muesli for Breakfast

Looking for a healthy breakfast alternative to high sugar cereal or a high fat high calorie bacon, egg, and cheese biscuit?  Try this easy recipe for muesli which is high in fiber, low in calories, and tastes great!



  • 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup red currants
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened flaked coconut
  • 1/4 cup almonds, slivered
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1 tsp cinnamon




  1. In a medium bowl, combine oats, currants, raisins, coconut, almonds, walnuts, and cinnamon.
  2. Stir ingredients, until they are well mixed–can store for several months.

Microwave Instructions:


  • Combine 1/2 cup muesli with 1 cup water and add a dash of vanilla, if desired. Microwave on high for three minutes.  Top with 1/2 tsp. ground flaxseed.

Stovetop Instructions:

  • Bring 1 cup water to boil for each serving of muesli.  Stir in muesli. Simmer three to five minutes over medium heat, stirring occasionally.  Add vanilla, if desired, and 1/2 tsp ground flaxseed per serving.

Nutrient Analysis per 1/2 cup serving of dry cereal:


Calories: 229; Total fat: 10 gm; Sat. fat: 3 gm; Trans. fat: 0 gm; Sodium: 0 mg; Carbohydrates: 33 gm; Fiber 7 gm; Sugar: 12 gm; Protein: 6 gm.


Recipe courtesy of McKenzie, Hall, RD

Author:  Susan Taylor, RD, LD

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