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.
What 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
- 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.