How do I prepare muesli?
It's one of the most common questions we get here at Seven Sundays. Given the versatility of muesli, there are endless ways to eat and use it, but don't let its diverse nature fool you. Preparing muesli is about as easy and convenient as it gets at breakfast time. Everyone finds their preferred preparation style, and this guide will help you get started to find your own.
Need a refresher first on what exactly muesli is? Find an overview on our Muesli 101 page.
Our oat-based mueslis, or traditional mixes, are about as versatile as it comes. These mueslis are a mix of raw oats and other whole grains, fresh or dried fruits, seeds, and nuts. Some like it hot, some like it cold, and below you'll both ways you can make and enjoy traditional muesli.
Our oat-based muesli mixes: Wild & Free Blueberry Chia Buckwheat, Classic Bircher Apple Cinnamon, Early Riser Dark Chocolate Almond, Simple Morning Vanilla Cherry Pecan, and Organic Farmer's Market Almond Date
Eating muesli cold is as easy as pouring a bowl of cereal with milk. Combine equal parts muesli and milk of choice (1/2 cup + 1/2 cup = one serving) and eat immediately.
Prefer a creamier, softer texture? (Think overnight oats!) Follow the same ratio, but let your muesli soak in the fridge 20 minutes to overnight. Some prefer soaking their muesli for its ease of digestibility. Read more on that here!
Some muesli eaters like to load their bowl or jar with extra toppings. We've seen anything from yogurt to nut butters, sweeteners like maple syrup and honey, fresh fruits, extra nuts and seeds, and even vegetables! The sky is the limit.
Oatmeal lovers will take to this method of preparation, which also happens to be our favorite on chilly winter mornings. Making hot muesli is easy and convenient:
On the Stovetop
Combine and simmer equal parts muesli and liquid (water or milk) in a pot over medium high heat for 3-4 minutes. Let stand 2 minutes.
In the Microwave
Combine and heat equal parts muesli and liquid (water or milk) in a microwave-safe bowl for 1 minute. Stir and let stand 2 minutes.
Add a layer of muesli to fresh fruit and yogurt parfaits, or use a few spoonfuls on top of your next smoothie for a little added crunch. You can also add muesli into muffin mixes, cookie recipes, and a Barnstable personal favorite: put a big scoop of muesli into pancake mixes (~1/2 cup for every cup of pancake mix)!
Grain Free Mueslis
Our line of grain free mueslis boasts three delicious chewy-crunchy mixes that are a spin off traditional muesli. The grain free flavors take on a consistency close to trail mix: sans the grains, made with a base of coconut, and rounded out with a mix of seeds, nuts, and dried fruits. Here are a few ways to try our grain free muesli mixes!
Grain free muesli makes for the perfect bowl of "cold cereal" and is as easy as it sounds. Simply pour the milk of your choice over the top, grab a spoon, and enjoy!
With their trail-mix-like consistency, our grain free mueslis make for a convenient breakfast or snack right out of the bag. Stash a bag in the diaper bag, desk drawer, or car!
Just like our oat-based mueslis, grain free muesli makes a fantastic crunchy topping for yogurt bowls, smoothies, oatmeal, pancakes, etc...
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Other FAQs + Ways to Use Muesli
Can I use muesli in baked goods?
Oat based mueslis work well in almost any baked good recipe that calls for oats! We typically sub 1-1 or replace at least half the oats with muesli. Check out our blog for tons of muesli-filled baked goods!
Can I bake muesli like oatmeal?
Making brunch for a crowd? Baked muesli is an easy crowd pleaser. Try our Peachy Baked Muesli in summer, our Cranberry Baked Muesli in winter, our Rhubarb Muesli Bake in spring, and our Cocoa Love Muesli Bake anytime you need a chocolate fix.
Can I eat your muesli right out of the bag?
Yes! No matter the mix, our muesli is perfectly safe to eat right out of the bag.
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