Muesli (European Breakfast Cereal)

Muesli is a favorite European breakfast cereal. It was first invented by Dr. Bircher Benner in the late 1800s to improve the diets of children. It is delicious served with fresh berries.


  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup bran
  • 1/2 cup wheat germ
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1 cup chopped dried apples
  • 1/2 cup toasted hazelnuts and/or almonds
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar


Place all the ingredients in a large bowl, and mix well. Store in airtight containers.

If you prefer your oats toasted, place the rolled oats on a baking sheet in a 350 oven for about 15 minutes, stirring from time to time.

You can substitute rolled wheat and/or rye flakes for oats.

Muesli can be served softened with yogurt and served with fresh fruit as they do in Switzerland, or served with milk.

Makes 1-1/2 quarts.