Muesli is a tasty mix of fruits, nuts, and grains that can be eaten both hot or cold. It can be served up creamy with yogurt or milk or found in a variety of baked goods like muffins and nutrition bars. In fact, it’s so yummy, we’ve been told by many folks that they just like to eat it straight from the bag!
It was originally invented by a Swiss nutritionist at the end of the 19th century, Dr. Maximilian Bircher-Benner. Since then, it’s found its way into beloved breakfast routines of people all around the world.
It tends to have less sugar and calories than other cereals and is both high in fiber and packed full of whole grains. With boosts of potassium, vitamin E, C, and B12, muesli will keep you energized throughout the entire day, making it a wonderful option for a nutritious breakfast. Here at Bob’s Red Mill, we make our muesli in five unique flavors with clean ingredients. Our muesli contains 5g of sugar or less per serving and comes in a nice variety of simply non-GMO options, like gluten free, whole grain, and paleo.
We love starting our day with muesli, so we put together a roundup of our favorite muesli recipe ideas to give you some breakfast inspiration. There’s certainly something in this breakfast list for everyone. From breakfast bars, to breakfast cookies, to baked oatmeal, these recipes all have one thing in common: they work to incorporate muesli as a healthy way to start the day.
Breakfast Muesli Bars
This recipe for Breakfast Muesli Bars was developed especially for Bob’s Red Mill by renowned whole grain specialist and author of Whole Grains Every Day Every Way, Lorna Sass. She sweetens her beautiful breakfast treat with orange juice concentrate, orange zest, and honey, and uses the addition of cinnamon to give it that early morning bakery feel. The best part about these bars? All you have to do stir your muesli into your sweet mixture, throw in some dried cranberries and thickened flaxseed meal, pour them into a prepared pan, and bake. After that, you’ll be able to enjoy a nutritious breakfast or snack on-the-go whenever you’d like.
Toasted Muesli Breakfast Bowl
Blogger and real-food recipe maker extraordinaire Rachel Mansfield uses her Bob’s Red Mill Muesli to create a seven-ingredient Toasted Muesli Breakfast Bowl. Rachel states that she loves to eat our muesli hot or cold, but her favorite way is to enjoy it toasted. Ready in just 15 minutes, this bowl incorporates coconut oil, raw honey, chia seeds, sliced almonds, and Bob’s Red Mill coconut flakes. She serves her bowl with fresh berries and nut milk (but adds that it can also be enjoyed with yogurt). Make a big batch of her delicious recipe at the beginning of the week and enjoy it all week long.
Gluten Free & Dairy Free Chewy Muesli Bars
Amie Valpone from The Healthy Apple works her muesli magic by creating these super simple Chewy Muesli Bars. She encourages making it with kids or grandkids as a fun baking project that they’ll be excited to take part in. Using Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Muesli, Amie combines an egg white, chunky peanut butter, brown sugar, honey, dairy free butter, pumpkin seeds, dairy free chocolate chips, Bob’s Red Mill Carob Powder, coconut flakes, ground cinnamon, Bob’s Red Mill Sesame Seeds, and a dash of sea salt to create these wonderful muesli bar morsels. Throw them in your bag alongside an apple or banana for a quick and nutritious mid-day snack.
Muesli Breakfast Cookies
Cookies for breakfast?! You read that right. And the great part is, these healthy Muesli Breakfast Cookies from Melissa King of My Whole Food Life have no added sugar and you need only four ingredients to make them. She uses Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Muesli, mashed bananas, nut butter (or sunflower seed butter, if desired), and a bit of cinnamon to create her treats. Once baked, let the cookies cool and store them in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two weeks. If you’d like to double the batch and freeze them, go for it! These tasty tidbits will keep in the freezer for up to six months (meaning that whenever your morning sweet tooth takes hold, you can combat it with a healthy option that just so happens to be a cookie).
Blueberry Muesli Muffins
Chef Dennis of Ask Chef Dennis puts his muesli love into muffin form by using Bob’s Red Mill Old Country Style Muesli in his recipe for Blueberry Muesli Muffins. He loves the texture the muesli adds to the batter and thinks that as a topping it makes his muffins “look evening more appealing!” We agree! He combines the muesli with flour, sugar, salt, baking powder, baking soda, Greek yogurt, vegetable oil, eggs, vanilla extract, lemon zest, lemon juice, and blueberries for a fun twist on a traditional treat. Pair your healthy morning muffin with a warm mug of tea and you’ll be set for a fantastic day ahead.
Yogurt Pie with Muesli Crumble
Some say pie is only to be eaten for dessert. At Bob’s Red Mill, we like to think nutritious pie can be eaten any time of day (especially for breakfast). This particular Yogurt Pie with Muesli Crumble is made with a delectable yogurt filling, consisting of eggs, sugar, plain yogurt, and Unbleached White Fine Pastry Flour. Combine that filling with the perfect pie dough crust and a muesli crumble made with Old Country Style Muesli, flour, brown sugar, salt, and cinnamon, and your breakfast routine has taken on an entirely new and tasty life. If you’d like to make it even healthier, consider replacing the white pastry flour with Whole Wheat Pastry Flour and the brown sugar with Coconut Sugar. Either way, this pie is the answer to a bright and happy morning.
Muesli Breakfast Bars
Caroline of Taste Love and Nourish loves Bob’s Red Mill Old Country Style Muesli. In fact, muesli is one of her favorite morning mixes, especially when it’s used for baking. Her easy Muesli Breakfast Bars are made using a combination of muesli, whole wheat flour, baking powder, salt, ground cinnamon, coconut sugar or dark brown sugar, egg, banana, coconut oil, and pure vanilla extract. When your ingredients are combined and pressed into a prepared baking pan, simply pop them in the oven for 25 minutes, allow to cool for 10, then transfer to a wire baking rack where the bars will be waiting for you to cut into them and indulge. Store them in a sealed container where they can be enjoyed for 5-7 days. Sounds like a truly delightful grab-and-go breakfast, now doesn’t it?
Muesli Baked Oatmeal
Ann of Fountain Avenue Kitchen loves experimenting in the kitchen, which is evident in this unique and creative idea for Muesli Baked Oatmeal. She uses Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Muesli, milk, coconut oil, kosher salt, cinnamon, vanilla, baking powder, pure maple syrup, unsweetened applesauce, and eggs to create a breakfast that blurs the line between a bowl of oatmeal and a breakfast bar. It’s chewy but dense and holds up beautifully when cut into a square and served alongside a handful of mixed berries and sliced bananas. Our tip: make this yummy batch of goodness and enjoy it outside in the sunshine to kickstart a healthy day.
Paleo Muesli Cookies
Lauren of Wicked Spatula believes in the power of cookies as “the greatest comfort food ever.” That’s why, if we’re looking for something to give us that cozy sort of comfortable feeling, we don’t need to look any further than Lauren’s own Paleo Muesli Cookies. They’re crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside, and only require one bowl (which means you’ll save time doing the dishes and have more time for eating the cookies). She uses Bob’s Red Mill Paleo Muesli mix and combines it with one flax egg, almond chia butter, coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla extract, coconut flour, baking soda, and a pinch of salt. Once baked, these rolled dough balls turn into warm cookie perfection. Pair with a glass of ice cold almond milk and it will almost be as if you’re having dessert for breakfast. Because dessert should be allowed at all times during the day, don’t you think?
So, whether you’re opting for the breakfast cookie or the breakfast bar, we hope this roundup of recipes has given you some insight and inspiration into why we have a such a deep and profound appreciation for our beloved muesli.
Make sure to check out the assortment of all our tasty Bob’s Red Mill muesli products. From our classic Old Country Style Muesli, to our Gluten Free Muesli, to our Paleo Style Muesli, these options work beautifully as a base for lots of breakfast recipes. If you’re looking to get a little more creative with your flavor combinations, you can also try our Gluten Free Tropical Muesli or our Fruit and Seed Muesli.
Have any fun and wholesome ways you like to integrate muesli into your morning routine? Feel free to let us know in the comments below. We’d love to hear from you!