Homemade Muesli (Gluten Free & Sugar Free)

This Homemade Gluten Free & Sugar Free Muesli is the perfect weekday breakfast to have on hand.
Packed with nutritious, whole ingredients and so delicious in a bowl of Greek Yogurt with some fresh fruit for a healthy breakfast low in sugar!

What is Muesli?

Muesli is a breakfast cereal usually containing some combination of raw oats, nuts, seeds, whole grains, and dried fruit. A small bowl packs a ton of nutrition, health benefits, and deliciousness.

Unfortunately, a lot of store-bought brands are packed with added sugar and preservatives; there are some that make totally healthy and clean options, however, they tend to super overpriced. This Homemade Muesli is the best muesli recipe and can be made for less $1/serving! Winning the breakfast game!

(Depending where you get your ingredients of course).

Tip: Most of these ingredients can be bought in bulk, for financial and environmental savings!

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Customization & Substitutions 

Another thing that is so great about Muesli is how easy it is to customize. I personally love coconut and raisins, so I’ve called for both those ingredients in my recipe. However, I have family members who detest both these ingredients and wouldn’t touch this Muesli with a 30-feet spoon.

You can easily sub the coconut for any nut or seed, or even more oats. And you can sub the raisin for any dried fruit – cut-up dates are always a favorite over here!

If you are very strict about limiting sugar intake, you *could* omit the dried fruit entirely, but I think the added sweetness really does wonders for the flavor.

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How to Make Muesli

Making muesli is super easy and straightforward. Take your oats, nuts, seeds, and mix them all together in the bowl! I personally love this recipe, but you can also adapt it to your own preferences. One of many muesli benefits!

Speaking of flavor, toasting this mixture really enhances all the flavors. You’ll notice its a relatively quick cooking time, only at 300 degrees. We don’t want to cook our Homemade Muesli, just give it a light toasting to bring out the flavor in the oats and the nuts. If you are really pressed for time or too lazy to get the oven going, you can totally skip this part too. (But it’s soo worth it, and sooo not that much extra work!!!)

Muesli vs. Granola

A key difference between Muesli and Granola is that Granola is cooked, and often coated in oil or syrup so that it becomes more crunchy and you get those delicious granola clusters. Muesli tends to be raw or dry roasted, with no added oils.

Lucky for you, I have a few Sugar Free Granola recipes on my site too!

If you are looking for a more crunchy granola recipe, check out some of there:  
Chocolate Probiotic Granola {Gluten-Free, Sugar Free}
Grain-free Coconut Granola, or 
Pumpkin Spice- Toasted Coconut Granola {GF, RSF} – this one is perfect just in time for fall!

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How to Enjoy Your Sugar Free Muesli

I love adding Muesli to yogurt as breakfast or a snack, or enjoying with some almond milk like regular cereal. Adding some fresh fruit and an extra pinch of cinnamon is the most delicious breakfast, snack, or even dessert!

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Homemade Muesli
This homemade muesli is so easy to make and very customizable. Its a perfect and affordable healthy breakfast option, made with whole grains, nuts, and seeds.
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
  1. Preheat oven to 300 an line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together the oats, seeds, nuts, and cinnamon, until combined. Do not add the raisins/dried fruit.
  3. Optional, but recommended for better flavor: Pour mixture onto baking sheet and bake/"toast" for 21 minutes, removing the tray to stir things around every 7 minutes. Add raisins/dried fruit once done toasting.
  4. Allow to cool and enjoy! Store in an air tight container for a few months. Enjoy on yogurt, with some milk, or even on its own!
Recipe Notes

Feel free to sub any nut or seed in this recipe. Don't like coconut? Add more almond, or even pecans! Try pumpkin seeds instead of sunflower seeds. T he possibilities and combinations are endless, for every taste preference.

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