Homemade Muesli with Fruit and Honey

Homemade Muesli with Honey and Fruit

A quick and simple homemade muesli with orange juice, yogurt, honey, apples, dried cranberries, and some sunflower seeds. An easy and healthy breakfast!


Homemade Muesli with Honey and Fruit

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Muesli is one of those things that I see on menus and normally give a solid, “Meh!” I mean… how exciting can oats and fruit be? It may never take the place of a hearty omelet in my mind, but I’ve changed my tune a bit on the stuff. Turns out that Homemade Muesli can be really flavorful and is definitely healthier than a lot of other breakfast options.

I changed my tune because I recently happened to have all the fixings for some homemade muesli so I thought I’d whip some up. I very loosely followed a recipe from Bon Appétit, but there is barely a need for a recipe.

This was my resulting bowl of health!

You know why I think this stuff rocks and is perfect for a weekday breakfast? You don’t have to watch it! It’s not like normal oatmeal or eggs where you have to hover over the stove. Just throw some things in a bowl and then come back in a few minutes after a shower or something and homemade muesli is ready!

This post was updated February 8, 2020 to include new descriptions and images!

Homemade Muesli with Fruit and Honey

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A quick and simple muesli with orange juice, yogurt, honey, apples, dried cranberries, and some pomegranate seeds. A quick and healthy breakfast!


1 1/4 Cup rolled oats
3/4 Cup milk
3/4 Cup lowfat yogurt
1 Teaspoon vanilla
3/4 Cup orange juice
2 tablespoons honey
1 apple, peeled, cored, chopped
1/2 cup dried fruit (cranberries, blueberries, raisins, etc.)
Pinch of salt
Pomegranate seeds (optional topping)


1) Toss your oats, yogurt, milk, and vanilla in a bowl and stir it up really well.

2) Let this sit for at least 5 minutes

3) In a separate bowl, mix together your orange juice and honey. Add your apples and dried fruit.

4) Let that sit for about 5 minutes to let the apples absorb some flavor.

5) Toss everything together, let it sit for 5 minutes, then enjoy!

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Preparing the Oats for Homemade Muesli

To make a good muesli, you’ll need these things. You could leave out the vanilla if you were in a crunch, but it adds a wonderful flavor to the bowl.

Basically, just toss your oats, yogurt, milk, and vanilla in a bowl! Stir it up really well. It will look pretty liquidy, but your oats will absorb a good amount of liquid.

Rolled oats and yogurt in a bowl for muesli.
Getting started

Let this sit for at least 5 minutes, but you could let it sit longer if you’re doing something else. This was mine after about 5 minutes. All the milk was basically absorbed and the oats were pretty soft.

Homemade muesli after a little resting time.
After a few minutes (or overnight is fine.)

Meanwhile, in a separate bowl, mix together your orange juice and honey to make sure the honey is completely dissolved. Then add your apples and dried fruit. You could sub out almost any fruit that you want honestly.

A few Add-in Ideas for Homemade Muesli

  • Berries
  • Pears
  • Stone fruits
  • Seeds or nuts
  • Light herbs like mint
  • Agave syrup
  • Maple syrup
A simple fruit and raisin mix for muesli.

Let that sit for about 5 minutes to let the apples absorb some flavor and then toss everything together!

Homemade muesli ready to eat!
Ready to go.

The longer this sits the softer the oats will get and the less moisture there will be. I let mine sit for another 5 minutes or so before digging in!

The pomegranate seeds add some good texture to the dish. Totally optional though.

How Long with Muesli Keep?

You could definitely make muesli the night before and it would keep fine in the fridge. It keeps well for a day or two. After that I think it starts to lose it’s luster because the fruit browns a lot. So eat it within a day or two and you are good to go!

Homemade Muesli with Fruit and Honey

Quick, simple, and healthy. And also delicious! Ok. Maybe not cheesy omelet delicious, but a different kind of delicious. The kind that leaves you feeling ready to tackle the day ahead.

Try this homemade muesli next time instead of your normal oatmeal. I think you’ll be happily suprised.

Here are a few other great oat breakfasts!

12 Responses to “Homemade Muesli with Honey and Fruit” Leave a comment

  1. Really interesting…us too in an oatmeal rut, thought we have been adding cinnamon and bannanas this will be a neat change. I'll bet heating up would be good too

  2. Oh no, Nick… You're dangerous! Oat-y things are one of my food weaknesses. I used to make granola all the time. It's not so bad in occasional handfuls–but when you eat an entire batch over the course of a week, well, that's 6,000 calories I could have done without! Muesli is a tad better in terms of absolute number of calories than the ridiculous batches of granola I made, but not by much. Such a weakness for yummy tasting stuff…

    My favourite granola was citrus. I zested a lemon, a lime, and an orange. Then I juiced them. Sunflower seeds, oats, pumpkin seeds, raisins, sometimes dried apricots or pineapple, agave nectar, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla, etc… Bake. Delicious. Put in milk–it's like biting into an orange. Mouthgasm.

    Try it. You'll see. Like Muesli, except it looks more appetizing. :P

  3. Nothing better than a good Muesli for breakfast! I used to make my own whilst at University and it definitely gave me so much more energy in a morning. I’ve never thought to try it with Vanilla though. Will be giving this a go :)

  4. When traveling Europe last year I fell in love with muesli in Switzerland. I looked around and found this recipe (thanks!), I never would have through to add orange juice and vanilla into the mix. Tried this one out yesterday and loved it!

  5. Just finished your brainchild recipe, and it was fabulous! I had whole milk plain Greek Yogurt in the fridge, and this is what I used. My only other tweak was that I simply mixed every ingredient together at the get go. I had a gut level feel that 1 cup of oats would suffice, and for our taste, this was the perfect amount. LOVED this. The vanilla flavor with the orange juice and dairy reminded us of our childhood trips to “Orange Julius” for their classic drink.

  6. I always eat this when I travel because I never looked up how to make it. Made it exactly this morning, yumma! Topped with kiwi, pistachios, ‘n a dash o’ unsweetened coconut, no added sweetener needed. Will be doing this A Lot, thank you! Can I ask, is the OJ swappable for different flavor profiles or is that a steady norm?

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