This was a favorite breakfast in Thailand that we brought back and have been enjoying. Muesli is huge in Europe as well! It’s healthy and full of flavor
- Grain flakes, for example rolled (flaked) oats, wheat flakes, rye flakes, etc.
- Dried fruit
- Nuts and seeds, whole or chopped, to taste
- Fresh fruit, if desired
Basic Muesli Recipe
- 4 cups rolled (flaked) grain (barley, oats, rice, rye, or spelt)
- 1/2 cup (65 grams) sunflower seeds (hulled)
- 1/2 cup (32 grams) pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
- 1/2 cup (72 grams) sesame seeds
- 1 cup (95 grams) almonds, roughly chopped
- 1 cup (230 grams) dried fruit, chopped
- 1 tsp (2.6 grams) cinnamon, ground
- Fresh fruit, to serve
- Plain yogurt, to serve
What are the nutritional benefits of muesli?
- Muesli typically has less sugar and calories than most breakfast cereals on supermarket shelves.
- It's high in fiber and whole grains, which regulate the digestive system, are filling and can aid in weight control.
- Muesli is a potent source of antioxidants.
- The addition of nuts provides a great source of protein and omega-3 fatty acids (especially walnuts).
- Milk or dairy alternatives that usually accompany muesli is a source of dairy and protein.