Homemade Muesli

Muesli is a Swiss word meaning "mush," but it's usually eaten as a cold cereal. Use whatever fruit and nuts you like, for a total of two cups of fruit and three-quarters of a cup of nuts.

  • Yield: Makes about 8 cups

Source: Martha Stewart Living, June/July 1993


  • 5 cups rolled oats, 1 pound
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup whole hazelnuts
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup toasted wheat germ
  • 1/2 cup dried apricots, sliced
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 cup dried apple slices


  1. Heat oven to 375 degrees. Mix oats with cinnamon, spread on a baking sheet, and toast for 15 minutes.

  2. Toast hazelnuts until skins loosen, about 10 minutes. Rub off skins, and chop coarsely. Toast almonds for about 4 minutes.

  3. Combine nuts with oats, wheat germ, and dried fruit. Toss together, and store in an airtight jar. Muesli will keep for several weeks. Serve with hot or cold milk.


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