Easy Healthy and Delicious Overnight Muesli

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Have you heard of Muesli? Are you looking for an easy grab and go breakfast? Here is an easy healthy and delicious overnight Muesli recipe.

These days, I have been doing more meal prepping. It saves money to plan ahead. By meal prepping it helps me on my healthy journey. It is super helpful to have meals ready to grab and eat or heat up.

Several years ago, while vacationing in Switzerland, I had a cold breakfast cereal called Muesli. The breakfast cereal contained oats, seeds, nuts, dried fruit, and apples with milk. I found Muesli to be filling and delicious. It gave me plenty of energy while walking on vacation.

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What is Muesli? It is a cold Swiss breakfast. The main ingredient is rolled oats. It is soaked overnight.

What is the difference between oats and Muesli?

The main difference between the two is that muesli is ready to eat like cereal. Pour it into a bowl and add regular milk or almond milk to it. You can eat it like a regular bowl of cereal.

You usually cook the oats. Oats and Muesli are made from whole grains. Muesli is made of oats and flakes like bran flakes. Oats are made from rolled seeds of oats grass.

Muesli has comparatively higher protein and nutrient due to the presence of additional ingredients. It tends to have more sugar with the added items such as dried fruit and fruit.

What does Muesli refer to in America?

In America, some people consider Muesli and granola to be the same. It is not the same. Granola is made with similar ingredients as Muesli with oats, nuts, seeds, and fruit. However, granola typically has more sugar and oil than Muesli.

You can make your own Muesli from scratch or purchase a bag of Bob’s Red Mill Old Country Style Muesli from the grocery store.

It has 140 calories per 1/4 cup with 0 grams of sodium; 5 grams of sugar and 23 grams of carbohydrates. It consists of whole wheat, Rye, Barley, whole grain oats, dates, raisins, sunflower seeds, almonds, flaxseed, and walnuts.

This option is the easiest for me. There is less than 5 grams of sugar.

In America, some people consider Muesli and granola to be the same. It is not the same. Granola is made with similar ingredients as muesli with oats, nuts, seeds, and fruit. However, granola typically normally has more sugar and oil than muesli.

Serving size is for 4 jars (8 ounces each)

  • 1 – 1/2 cup of Bob’s Red Mill Old Country Muesli
  • 1 – 1/4 cup of unsweetened almond milk (or milk of choice)
  • 2/3 cup of unsweetened yogurt (Greek yogurt, one that is high in protein and low in sugar)
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons of orange blossom honey (honey flavor of choice or pure maple syrup)
  • 1/4 cup of walnuts or almonds (optional)
  • 1/2 cup of blueberries & slice strawberries

You need one medium-sized bowl. It is super easy to make this recipe in less than 10 minutes.

Grab four clean small glass jars with lids (8 ounces Jelly Jars for canning).

Mix together dry ingredients for overnight muesli in a medium size bowl.

  1. Mix together in a medium bowl, all ingredients except the milk and berries.

Adding milk to dry muesli to make  overnight muesli

2. Slowly pour in your almond milk or milk of choice. Thoroughly mix the ingredients together. Your mixture will be slightly runny. Remember it will thicken up within 3 hours.

overnight muesli in jars

3. Divide Muesli mixture between the four jars.

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4. Add berries and sliced strawberries to the top of each jar of Muesli mixture.

Refrigerated Overnight Muesli

5. Refrigerate overnight: cover with lid and refrigerate overnight. It will keep in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

You can customize your overnight Muesli to your taste by adding a variety of fruits, nuts, seeds, and spices. Here are a few ideas:

  • Fruits: apples, bananas, berries, dried cranberries or cherries, figs, grapes, or peaches.
  • Nuts & seeds: almonds, walnuts, pecans, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, or flax seeds.
  • Spices: cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin spice, cardamon, or pure vanilla extract.
  • Milk: 2% milk, oat milk, almond milk, coconut milk, or soy milk.
Delicious Cold Muesli

Easy Healthy Muesli Final

Easy Healthy and Delicious Overnight Muesli

It is a wonderful healthy and convenient breakfast that is made by soaking muesli with milk and yogurt overnight. This softens the oats and allows the other ingredients to blend together. In the morning, you have convenient option for a  delicious creamy breakfast. A convenient breakfast that you can make ahead of time, grab, and go with no morning preparation.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 4 8 oz servings

Equipment

  • 1 medium bowl
  • 1 Measuring Spoon
  • 1 measuring cup
  • 1 spoon or spatula
  • 4 8 oz jelly jars with lids and rims

Ingredients
  

  • 1 1/2 cup Bob's Red Mill Old Country Muesli
  • 1 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk or milk of choice
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened yogurt (or one with less sugar) high in protein, less in sugar
  • 2 tbp orange blossom raw honey or honey of choice or pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup walnuts or almonds (chopped or slice) optional
  • 1/2 cup mixed berries (strawberries slices and blueberries) raspberries or blackberries

Instructions
 

  • In a medium mixing bowl, mix all ingredients together except for the berries.
  • Divide muesli mixture between the four (4) jars.
  • Add the berries and sliced strawberries to thetop of each jar of muesli.
  • Cover with lid and refrigerate overnight.
  • Store in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  • In the morning, grab a spoon and enjoy.

Notes

Other Suggestions or Tips:
You can customize your overnight muesli to your taste by adding a variety of fruits, nuts, seeds, and spices. Here are a few ideas:
  • Fruits: apples, banana, berries, figs, grapes, or peaches
  • Nuts and seeds: almonds, walnuts, pecans, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, flax seeds
  • Spices: cinnamon, nutmeg, pumpkin spice, cardamom, pure vanilla extract
Keyword overnight, muesli, breakfast

What do I love about overnight Muesli? It is a wonderful healthy and convenient breakfast by soaking Muesli in milk and yogurt (optional) overnight. This softens the oats and allows the other ingredients to blend together.

In the morning, you have convenient option for a delicious creamy breakfast. An easy breakfast that you can make ahead of time, grab, and go in the morning with no preparation.

I use orange blossom honey to sweeten my overnight Muesli. You could also use pure maple syrup for another healthy alternative. Most of the sugar in this Muesli is from fruit.

Hope you make this delicious breakfast, sweet friend!

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8 Comments

  1. Tammy,
    I can’t wait to try this recipe. It sounds so good. I’ll also share a link on Sunday’s Dirt Road Adventures.

  2. I am definitely going to try this! Looks delish and I’m always looking for a good grab and go breakfast. Thanks for sharing, friend!

  3. Excellent! Overnight muesli: a simple, nutritious, and tasty breakfast option that’s as easy to prepare as it is delightful to eat. A winning choice for a busy morning

    1. Thank you so much for your comment, Tina. It is a great option for breakfast. I have it packed with protein. I need more protein in my diet.

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