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A bowl of muesli on a baking sheet with more muesli on it
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Homemade Muesli

Homemade muesli is quick and easy to prepare. Ready in less than 30 minutes and fully customisable: make several different flavoured batches up to keep breakfast healthy and exciting.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Worldwide
Servings: 6
Calories: 298kcal


For the Muesli Base

  • 250 g/ 9oz Jumbo oats see notes for alternative suggestions

For the Pineapple, Hazelnut, Poppyseed and Rose Muesli

  • 60 g/ 2 oz Dried pineapple chopped
  • 60 g/ 2 oz Hazelnuts roughly chopped
  • 1 tbsp Poppyseeds
  • 2 tsp Crushed rose petals (optional) ensure they are edible
  • 3 tbsp Pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tbsp Sesame seeds
  • ½ tsp Salt (optional)

For the Nutty Muesli

  • 30 g/ 1 oz Pecan nuts roughly chopped
  • 30 g/ 1 oz Pistachio nuts
  • 30 g/ 1 oz Hazelnuts roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp Desiccated coconut
  • 2 tbsp Pumpkin seeds
  • ½ tsp Salt (optional)

For the Crowd Pleasing Muesli

  • 30 g/ 1 oz Blanched almonds halved
  • 30 g/ 1 oz Hazelnuts roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp Pumpkin seeds
  • 45 g/ 1 ½ oz Raisins
  • 45 g/ 1 ½ oz Dates chopped
  • ½ tsp Salt (optional)


  • Preheat the oven to 150C/ 300F/ GM 2
  • Scatter your chosen muesli base onto a large baking sheet and add the chopped nuts and seeds (plus the dessicated cconut if making the nutty muesli). Mix briefly then cook for 7 minutes
  • Use a large metal spoon to stir and tuern the muesli base then cook for a further 7 minutes
  • Set aside to cool completely, then stir through the remaining ingredients and store in an airtight container


Alternative Options for the Muesli Base

To take your base from good to awesome, try using 50% oats (125g) with a combination of any of the following to make up the remaining 50% (125g):
  • bran flakes
  • spelt flakes
  • buckwheat groats (for extra crunch and chew)
  • wheat flakes
  • puffed rice
  • barley flakes
  • rye flakes
Health food stores are a great place to pick up your selection. 

Expert Tips

  • When it comes to toasting the base, do remember to stir it partway through the cooking time to ensure the ingredients are evenly toasted
  • Always let the muesli cool completely before transferring to a storage jar. This ensures the toasted ingredients stay crisp and fresh
  • Likewise, always secure the lid straight after taking a serving out of the jar to retain maximum freshness. Rather like cookies, homemade muesli will lose it’s freshness when left out for too long

Nutritional Information

The nutritional information quoted above is based on the ingredients for the exotic pineapple muesli. Here are the details for the other variations:
The Nutty One:
Calories:282kcal | Carbohydrates:32g | Protein:9g | Fat:14g | Saturated Fat:3g | Sodium:197mg | Potassium:293mg | Fiber:6g | Sugar:1g | Vitamin A:21IU | Vitamin C:1mg | Calcium:36mg | Iron:3mg
The Crowd-Pleaser:
Calories:281kcal | Carbohydrates:42g | Protein:9g | Fat:10g | Saturated Fat:1g | Sodium:200mg | Potassium:356mg | Fiber:6g | Sugar:6g | Vitamin C:1mg | Calcium:44mg | Iron:3mg
All nutritional calculations are based on a 100% oat base and are offered as approximations only.


Calories: 298kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 197mg | Potassium: 276mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 74mg | Iron: 3mg