Friday, March 9, 2012

80--- Muesli

What's the difference between granola and museli?  The oil or butter is missing in muesli.

I found out that muesli was developed long ago by a Swiss physician.  Part of his patients' hospital stays included a diet high in fresh fruits and vegetables, and this is what he provided them for breakfast, served with orange juice instead of milk.  Smart dude!  Seems like we could learn a lot from him, circa 1900.........

Serves 4

1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup bran
1/4 cup finely chopped pecans (substitute walnuts or almonds if you wish)
2 Tbsp unsweetened coconut flakes
1/4 cup finely chopped dried apricots (substitute craisins, raisins, dried blueberries, etc)
3 Tbsp honey
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice (or combination of nutmeg and cinnamon)
2 Tbsp chia seeds (optional)

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.  Combine oats and bran and spread over a baking sheet prepared lightly with baking spray.  Place in heated oven for 7-8 minutes.  Stir in coconut meat and nuts.  Continue to bake for 5 minutes. 

Remove sheet from oven and turn heat off.  Stir in dried fruit.  Heat honey and pumpkin pie spice in microwave for 20 seconds.  Drizzle mixture over oat mixture and stir to coat.  Return sheet to warm oven and allow to set for 1 hour.

Remove mixture from oven and stir in chia seeds, if desired.  Store in an airtight container.  Serve with milk or yogurt of your choice with a drizzle of honey.

Nutrition Info per ~1/2 cup: 263 calories, 11 g fat (4 g monounsaturated, 2.5 g polyunsaturated), 7 g protein, 37 g carbohydrates, 9 g fiber, 3 mg sodium


  1. This looks delicious! I just printed off the recipe so I can make it this weekend! I would sprinkle it on top of my morning oats, and I am sure I will enjoy it by the handful too! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Thanks for this! I use to eat Museli when I lived in East Africa all the time and I have been craving it!