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DIY Muesli Recipe

Creating your own muesli from scratch with old-fashioned oats, nuts, seeds, and dried fruits is super easy to make and ready for servings when needed!

muesli in a large ball jar

This homemade muesli recipe is one of my favorite cold cereals and has been one of my go-to breakfasts for the last few months, next to this Vanilla Chia Pudding with fruit. It’s a no-fuss, gluten-free muesli recipe that’s easy and ready in under 5 minutes!

With the cooler months ahead it’s a perfect time to introduce a summer-like oat breakfast cereal, leaving the hot oatmeal, like this Everyday Oatmeal, for cooler seasons. Bring on the muesli mix!

DIY Muesli Recipe

Once mixed, you have a ready-made, healthy breakfast or lunch. When serving, I love the addition of fresh berries for freshness. If you need to sweeten your cereal, add a teaspoon of maple syrup or coconut nectar over the top before serving. For even more flavor, add a dash of cinnamon or vanilla powder over the top. It’s delicious!

For storage, I use a large 1/2-gallon ball jar like these or this one from Amazon, which is perfect for your large batch of muesli mix. They have cup lines on the side so you can measure without using measuring cups. After filling your jar, it’s pretty enough to keep on the kitchen counter!


Muesli Ingredients


Rolled oats are the base of this muesli recipe, making it easily accessible, economical, and gluten-free.

Dried Fruits

I like to add goji berries, currants, and dried blueberries. Using unsweetened fruits is preferable, but if one of your choices is sweetened, like my dried organic blueberries, I think you’ll be fine. You can also use raisins, cranberries, chopped dates, cherries, apricots, etc.



I like pepitas (pumpkin seeds) and raw sunflower seeds. Feel free to use slivered/chopped almonds or any nuts and seeds you prefer.

I tend to avoid the smaller seeds in a large batch because they will most likely end up on the bottom of the jar. Try to stick with ingredients that are about the same size to help keep them evenly distributed.

If you want to add smaller seeds like hemp or chia seeds, sprinkle some on top before eating.


How To Make Homemade Muesli

To make my muesli (as shown above), I layer everything in my jar, put the lid on, turn it sideways, put my hands on each end, and rock or twist the jar until combined. Alternatively, you can put the ingredients in a large bowl, mix them, and then place them in your container of choice.

Once you’ve made your batch of muesli, you’re ready to pour and serve, with or without toppings.


How To Serve Muesli

Here are a couple of ways to eat your muesli…

  1. Overnight muesli (pictured above) is easy to prepare. Simply fill your jar, cover and keep it in the refrigerator until ready to eat, at least 4 hours and up to 3 days. Makes for a great take-along breakfast, snack, or lunch.
  2. Pour and serve (shown below), eating after 5 minutes or so of letting the milk soak into the oats softening them just a bit. I added unsweetened almond milk, fresh berries, a few dried mulberries, and a little maple syrup.

Both ways are terrific and have their place in your healthy meal routine! 


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If you try this homemade muesli, please let me know! Leave a comment and rate it below. I love to hear what you think, or any changes you make.



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Get your berries ready for this large batch DIY Muesli Mix that’s so easy to throw together and will make your morning meal routine a breeze!

  • Author: Julie | The Simple Veganista
  • Prep Time: 5 min
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: Makes 7 cups 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: mix
  • Cuisine: Vegan


  • 5 cups old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
  • 1/3 cup raisins or currants
  • 1/3 cup dried blueberries
  • 1/3 cup goji berries


Place ingredients in your large jar, attach the lid and shake, twist and roll until evenly distributed. If using a large bowl, stir mixture and add to container of choice.

How To Eat Muesli

Pour and serve: When ready to serve, add 1/2 – 3/4 cup of muesli to your bowl, add enough milk to cover, and let set for about 5 minutes or so until the oats soften a bit. Add a little sweetener of choice (I use a drizzle of maple syrup) and some fresh berries such as blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries. Sliced strawberries and/or bananas would also be great. If you have dried mulberries on hand, throw some in as they taste great! When ready to eat, add a little extra milk as needed. Once you’ve made this a few times, you’ll find your perfect way.

Overnight muesli: Add about 3/4 cup muesli to a mason jar or bowl, top with fruits of choice if you like, and cover with milk. Seal or cover and keep in the refrigerator overnight or up to 3 days (you can make a few so they’re ready to grab and enjoy, or take along with you). Mix before eating, and add a little extra milk as needed (if at all).

Makes about 7 cups serving approx. 9 – 14


Mix and match as you like, making this your own!

  • Feel free to add 1/2 cup of flaked or shredded coconut.
  • You can change up the dried fruit by adding dried cranberries, chopped dates, cherries or apricots etc.
  • Add any nuts and seeds you prefer. Slivered almonds are great in the mix. 

If you’re not going to top your serving with any fresh fruit, feel free to add in another 1/2 cup or so of dried fruit of choice. Suggested ratio:

  • 5 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup mixed nuts & seeds
  • 1 cup mixed dried fruit (pref. unsweetened varieties)

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  1. Simple to make and tastes great. I make parfaits: in a bowl-fresh berries, soy yogurt varies flavors and museli on top. No sweetener needed. I add 1 to 2 tablespoons fresh ground Flax Seed to each serving. It works to prevent breast cancer and adds good Omega 3’s.

  2. just had some this morning…been enjoying this for some weeks as brekkie and i aunt bored yet

    my recipe: chia seeds+rolled oats+ silvered almonds+sultanas+dates+ desiccated coconut (less chewy) or coconut flakes(Cheiwer) …then I add 2 teaspoons of full cream powdered milk and hot water..Yum!….i top with half banana or frozen berries when i feel a bit frisky.lol

    keeps me full for later lunch and then i just have an apple or papaya slices for dinner.good for weight watching

  3. Love Low Fat says:

    I'm such a sucker for pepitas and raw sunflower seeds! This looks so awesome, your pictures are great! :)

  4. I've never tried muesli, only granola cereals.
    My granola recipe: oats + almonds + sunflower seeds + cashews cooked in the oven. When ready to eat, I add goji berries, one date for sweetness and one teaspoon of coconut oil + unsweetened almond milk. Love it!
    I'm sure I will love your muesli recipe as well!

    1. Hello, when you sa “cooked in the oven” do you mean the grains and the seeds were baked? Were they soaked first?

  5. This looks like the perfect superfood muesli!

  6. Ana's Rocket Ship says:

    I love muesli!!!

  7. Christina says:

    Yum, I am going to try this right away!

  8. omg!! seriously that bowl looks like heaven!!! yummm

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