Toasted Muesli

This recipe is as easy as it gets. Choose your favorite dried fruits, nuts, and/or seeds, and mix together with oats. That’s it!

Muesli is a mixture of unsweetened raw oats or grains, dried fruits, and nuts. Though it may look similar to granola it’s slightly different.

While both have oats, fruit, and nuts, granola is mixed with a sweetener and oil and then baked. The results are crunchy oat clusters, whereas raw museli is softer and chewier.

My toasted muesli results in something in between regular muesli and granola.

You can enjoy it raw, but I recommend toasting the muesli, which gives it a nice texture and nutty flavor. I also stir in a bit of oil for added fat and maple syrup for sweetness.

It may not have those yummy oat clusters like granola, but it will have a light and crispy texture, especially if you use nuts.

Also, It’s faster to make since it’s only being toasted not baked.

My husband had toasted muesli quite often while growing up in Australia. Though he likes his with warm milk, my kids and I eat it like cereal, with cold milk. Yum!

Here are some ways to enjoy muesli:

  • Soak overnight with milk and enjoy the next day.
  • Serve with cold milk like cereal (my favorite).
  • Serve with warm milk, which softens the muesli a bit.
  • Cook with milk or water to make a porridge or creamy oatmeal.
  • Layer with yogurt and fresh fruits. Let sit overnight or enjoy right away!


What My Kids Say:
10 years-old: “I like it because it’s crunchy and sweet.”
8 years-old: “I love it!”

Joby's Test Kitchen bowl of muesli with dried fruit

Toasted Muesli

Joby’s Test Kitchen
A delicious cereal made with toasted oats, dried fruits, nuts, and maple syrup.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Breakfast
Servings 5 cups


  • 2-3 cups (240g) rolled oats
  • 1-3 tbsps (15-45 ml) oil
  • 1-3 tbsps (15-45 ml) maple syrup or honey
  • ¼-½ cup dried fruits (apricots, cherries, cranberries, raisins)
  • ¼-½ cup nuts and/or seeds (almonds, pecans, pumpkin or sunflower seeds, walnuts)
  • ¼-½ cup unsweetened dried coconut
  • ¼-½ tsp salt
  • ¼-½ tsp vanilla
  • cinnamon to taste


  • Preheat oven to 350℉. Either mix all the ingredients in a bowl and then transfer to a large baking sheet or mix directly on the sheet.
  • Bake for 15 minutes, stirring halfway through.
  • Let muesli cool on the sheet, about 15-20 minutes. Then store in an air-tight container for several days. It can also be frozen.
  • Serve like cereal with cold milk, soak overnight in milk or water, or heat in milk or water to make a creamy oatmeal.
Keyword cereal, dried fruit, maple syrup, nuts, oats

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