Easy toasted muesli

Easy toasted muesli

Easy toasted muesli

Muesli and yogurt has been my go to breakfast this summer. It’s quick to make, filling, and totally delicious, which is all I need on busy mornings. Toasting my muesli adds great flavor without having to add extra ingredients, and I tend to make one batch that lasts all week. This is optional, and you can make this muesli without toasting it as well. The base of muesli is typically oats. Add whatever other ingredients you prefer, like nuts, seeds, dried fruits, spices. I tend to keep mine quite simple, and use different flavor yogurts and toppings to change it up through the week.

Toasted muesliWhat is the difference between granola and muesli?

Granola and muesli mostly have the same ingredients. They are both usually based on oats, with seeds, spices, nuts and dried fruits. The main difference is that granola is baked with oil and a sweetener like honey, sugar or maple syrup to make the ingredients crunchy, and to create clusters. Since muesli is typically made with no oil or sweeteners, it is typically lower in calories, fat and sugar, however some prefer the flavor and texture of granola.

What can you top your toasted muesli with?

Muesli is typically enjoyed with yogurt or milk, but if you want something a bit different, try it with an extra thick smoothie or mashed banana. Next, you can add nut butters like peanut butter or almond butter, a sweetener like honey, maple syrup or agave syrup, berries, fruits, nuts, seeds, chocolate chips, cacao powder, cinnamon, jam, or anything else you feel like. I keep it simple with a yogurt and blueberries or half of a banana.

Easy toasted muesli

This muesli is incredibly easy to make, and with no oil, sweeteners or sugar added it's really healthy and low in calories.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: oats
Servings: 6
Calories: 289kcal


  • 200 g oats
  • 3 tsp chia seeds
  • 3 tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • 3 tbsp flaked almonds


  • Combine the ingredients in a bowl and transfer to a baking sheet covered oven tray
  • Make sure the mixture is spread evenly to ensure it all toasts at the same speed
  • Bake in the oven on 180°C for about 15-20 minutes. Keep an eye on it so it doesn't burn, you only want the ingredients to turn slightly golden.
  • Let it cool completely, and transfer to an airtight container. Alternatively, split in 6 equal portion sizes and store in smaller containers to save even more time in the mornings.


This recipe gives 6 decent portions of muesli, at approximately 289 calories each. Any additions, toppings, yogurt or milk will add to the calorie count. This is a great breakfast size. If you don't eat muesli very often, don't worry, this will keep just fine in an airtight container for weeks.

Nut free muesli

Muesli can be super tasty without nuts as well. Dried fruits like cranberries, raisins or dried bananas are great, as are seeds like sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds or flax seeds. Just add whatever you like!

Oven free method

This muesli is a toasted version, which I only make if I feel like it. If I'm feeling lazy, or don't want that toasty flavor, I'll just combine all ingredients in a container and that's it. A 5 minute job.

Flavor combinations to try

Cinnamon and raisin, chocolate chip and orange zest, cranberry and white chocolate, almond and freeze dried raspberries. Yummy!
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