For all my love of yogurt and granola, I never had muesli before our honeymoon to France four years ago! Since trying it, and completely falling in love, however, I can’t get enough muesli with yogurt.
The astounding part to me is that muesli in the US is not readily available and when I find that one box on the shelf, it’s usually $6-8. In Europe and Canada, I usually find it for $2-4. And there are usually a number of brands and flavors from which to choose. Needless to say a homemade recipe is in order and you’ll be loving this toasted muesli with yogurt breakfast idea in no time!
Muesli with Yogurt
What is muesli?
Ok. So back to the basics. What is muesli? It’s a delicious combination of oats, dried fruit, and nuts or seeds. In other words, it’s a great way to combine all your favorite flavors and use up whatever is on your shelf.
A few recent muesli cereals I’ve enjoyed for breakfast abroad were loaded with hazelnuts and dried apricots! If you’re going to do nuts in your mix and top your yogurt with muesli just before eating, I’d recommend chopping the nuts smaller.
You can also switch up the seasonings. I’ve made it without any spices a number of times. I’ve also added cinnamon for a ton of deliciousness. The recipe below calls for salt, which you should only use if you’re toasting the oats like this recipe.
Funny story. The first time I made muesli, I didn’t toast the oats, but I added salt to the mix. No surprise, it was salty and quite terrible. I ended up having to double the whole recipe just to mute the salt. It wasn’t all bad, however, as I had enough muesli to last me a month or more!
How do you eat muesli?
SO, how can you eat muesli? Any darn way you want, basically! There are two common ways to enjoy the cereal, however. The first is to add it to yogurt (any yogurt of choice really). I then like to add a splash of milk to give the oats some moisture, but that’s up to you.
The other method is to soak them overnight in your milk of choice. Similar to overnight oats, you can soak them in whatever milk you want, yogurt, and/or you can add fresh fruit.
And if you’re really loving muesli, you can try your hand at muesli ice cream! Why do I want to try to make this (or at least eat my weight in it?!
TOASTED MUESLI WITH YOGURT
Fall in love with a European favorite for breakfast - toasted muesli with yogurt. Muesli can be made in quantity ahead of time. Soak it overnight in yogurt and milk or simply serve over yogurt each morning!
- 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
- 12 dried apricots quartered
- ½ cup raisins
- ½ cup roughly chopped raw pecans
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
- 2 tablespoons honey
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt
- 2 cups plain Greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and grease a large rimmed sheet pan with butter or spray with non-stick cooking spray.
Stir together the oats, apricots, raisins, and pecans in a medium bowl. In a small bowl whisk together the melted butter and honey. Then whisk in the cinnamon and salt. Pour over the oats, fruits, and nuts and stir well to coat.
Pour muesli onto the prepared baking sheet and spread into a single layer. Bake for 5 minutes, stir and bake for 4 to 5 more minutes, watching it closely to make sure that it does not get too dark. Let cool completely.
Stir together the yogurt, honey, and cinnamon in a medium bowl. To serve, spoon some yogurt into a shallow bowl. Top with a generous portion of muesli.