Breakfast Recipes

German Muesli

January 16, 2018
German Muesli

One of the many things I love about Germany is the breakfasts. Whenever possible we stayed at privately owned Bed and Breakfasts partly so we could sample all the different breakfast choices. One of the simplest and yet one of my favorites is muesli. It’s slightly different everywhere you go. This German Muesli is inspired by my favorite German store-bought variety.

German Muesli Ingredients

German Muesli Ingredients


A German Muesli’s base is rolled whole grain oats. Yup, good old-fashioned long cooking oatmeal. But you do not cook it. I add a mix of dried fruits and nuts and for sweetness, cinnamon. Now the German palate does not like super sweet stuff. I don’t either, but for those of you who like it sweet I suggest adding some honey or maple syrup when you mix your Muesli with your yogurt or with milk. I like a mix of half yogurt and half Muesli myself (like the Germans and the Swiss). It is amazing how filling it is.

German Muesli Ingredients2

German Muesli Ingredients chopped up a bit.

For this Muesli, I used a bag of trail mix but next time I will have my way in the bulk food section at Sprouts. Go crazy with the dried fruits. I really like the dried papaya and next time I will look for dried blueberries instead of cranberries. I chopped up the trail mix a bit so I could get a bunch of different fruits in every bite.

Chop everything up like this and then mix everything together except the cinnamon. Sprinkle the cinnamon over the top at the end and mix it one more time.



Store it in an air-tight container. You may want to store it in the fridge so the nuts don’t get stale. Mine never lasts that long though.


I like my German Muesli mixed with yogurt.




German Muesli

A simple traditional German Muesli.

Course Breakfast
Cuisine German
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Author Jeanne Rogers -


  • 1 cup Old Fashioned Rolled Oats long cooking oatmeal
  • 1/2 cup mixed nuts like cashews, almonds or sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup mixed dried fruits like cranberries, banana, papaya or rasins
  • 1 tsp cinnamon


  1. Chop nuts and fruits roughly.

  2. Mix everything but the cinnamon together.

  3. Sprinkle the cinnamon over the top of the oatmeal, nuts and fruits. 
    Mix again. Serve over yogurt or with milk. You can also mix it with yogurt and let it sit overnight. 

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  • Sara January 16, 2018 at 10:14 am

    1 star
    Muesli was never a food on my radar, but with my increasing desire to eat healthier foods with few or no franken-ingredients added, maybe it will become a breakfast staple! Besides, I’ll take any excuse to use my unsweetened vanilla almond milk that I can’t stand to drink plain but love to mix into things! Another inspiring post!

    • Sara January 16, 2018 at 10:15 am

      5 stars
      Oh no! I accidently hit the one star! I meant 5! Dumb fingers and a smart phone, what do you expect?

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