When I used to live in Europe, muesli, not oatmeal, was one of my regular breakfast staples.
Unlike most store bought muesli in the U.S., European-style muesli is packed with healthy ingredients like oats, unsweetened (or very lightly sweetened) dried fruit, and heart-healthy nuts and coconut. Cane sugar is never high up on the list of ingredients.
Muesli is a nice breakfast change from oatmeal, and also works wonderfully as a snack anytime of the day (I’ve even had it as a post-dinner sweet tooth satisfier). Scoop it on top of some Greek yogurt, top with berries, and you have a super quick, healthy, subtly sweet meal!
Here’s your healthy homemade Euro-Style muesli recipe:
2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
1 cup puffed millet (or puffed rice)
1/4 cup unsweetened dried cherries, chopped
1/4 cup unsweetened dried pineapple, chopped
2 Tbsp chia seeds
2 Tbsp walnuts, chopped
2 Tbsp unsweetened dried coconut
1 Tbsp cinnamon
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp sea salt
In a medium bowl, stir together the oats, puffed millet, chia seeds, cinnamon, nutmeg, and sea salt. Stir in the remaining ingredients so that the fruit and nuts are evenly mixed throughout. Scoop onto yogurt, top with fruit, and eat up!
Macros (per 1/6th recipe or about 2/3 cup):