Homemade Muesli {Gluten Free, Sugar Free, Vegan}

Ahh, Muesli. I have been on such a Muesli kick lately, I should re-brand as “The Muesli Diaries”. Has a pretty nice ring to it.

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. There are lots of store-bought brands that make totally healthy options, with no added sugar or oil, etc; however, they tend to not be as wallet-friendly. This Homemade Muesli can be made for less $1/serving, depending where you get your ingredients. Most of the ingredients can be bought in bulk.

healthy homemade muesli recipe gluten free

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.

healthy homemade muesli recipe gluten free

Speaking of flavor, toasting this mixture really enhances all the flavors. You’ll notice its a relative 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!!!)

A key difference between Muesli and Granola is that Granola is cooked, and often in oil or syrup so that it becomes more crunchy. If you are looking more for a recipe like that, check out some of there:  Chocolate Probiotic Granola {Gluten-Free, Sugar Free}, Grain-free Coconut Granola, or  Pumpkin Spice- Toasted Coconut Granola {GF, RSF}, just in time for fall!

healthy homemade muesli recipe gluten free

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!

healthy homemade muesli recipe gluten free

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Print Recipe
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
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  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. The possibilities and combinations are endless, for every taste preference.



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