Sunday, January 5, 2014

Roasted Bircher Muesli

I love trying new recipes for homemade granola/muesli so when I saw this recipe for Roasted Bircher Muesli over at my friend Deb's site I knew I had to try it right away.  Sometimes granola and museli can be packed with lots of calories, fat, and sugar making it not so healthy at all.  What I like about this recipe is that there is no oil or added fat.  Plus the museli mix is sweetened only with honey and dried fruit so it is actually quite healthy.  You can use any variety of nuts, seeds, and dried fruit that you like.  Almonds and walnuts tend to be my favorite so I chose to use those in this recipe.  I love dried cherries, but any dried fruit or mix of dried fruit will do in this recipe.  I like to serve this muesli mix with a big dollop of Greek yogurt, a drizzle of honey, a sprinkle of cinnamon and some fresh fruit.  It's a great way to start the day!

 Roasted Bircher Muesli (Granola)
Adapted from Seasons by Donna Hay and
Deb at Kahakai Kitchen
Serves 6

4 cups old fashioned rolled oats
1 cup sliced almonds
1 cup chopped walnuts
1/3 cup honey
1 cup dried cherries

To serve: Greek yogurt, additional fresh fruit, honey, sprinkle of cinnamon
Options: Use any combination of nuts and seeds and/or dried fruit that you like

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
In a bowl combine the oats, nuts, and honey.  Place the mixture into a baking tray lined with parchment paper and bake for 15 minutes (mine took about 25 minutes stirring twice while baking) or until golden.  Mix in the dried fruit(in this case dried cherries) while muesli mix is warm.  Serve with Greek yogurt, fresh fruit, a drizzle of honey and/or a sprinkle of cinnamon. 

Theme: Suitable for the Spa!


  1. This was a great simple recipe--adaptable and fun to munch on for sure. ;-) I like your variations. Dried cherries are one of my favorites and I liked that you served it with the fresh cherries alongside too.

  2. Now that both you AND Deb have given this the thumbs up, I absolutely MUST make it!! I've been having yogurt for breakfast nonstop lately, so I'm pretty sure this would be the perfect mix-in.

  3. Dried cherries and almonds sounds like a perfect combination in a granola. I've bookmarked the recipe to make soon but I may have to double it so there's enough for my daughters as well!

  4. I have just been to Deb's and yours look just as great, with cherries too! I love both versions, dried apples and cherries!
    Bookmarking this to try!
    Happy New Year!

  5. Kim, I love this recipe and it’s a perfect selection for the Spa week theme. My son was home on leave so with all the visiting I wasn’t able to participate with DH. Plus guys all wanted “meaty” breakfasts. I ought to have made some of this in advance just for me. Happy New year!!

  6. I too make muesli for breakfast this week - this looks like a fab version by roasting the oats

  7. Lovely pictures and the muesli looks great. Can these be stored?

  8. Kim, you're right - this is the perfect start to the day. I love homemade muesli, especially when there is no oil and refined sugars added - no doubt about it that you can really know what you're getting when you make your own. Love that you added dried cherries to this - they are one of my favourites too, and I've been enjoying lots of gorgeous local fresh cherries lately as they are at a seasonal peak here right now.

  9. Ooh, yum... what beautiful pictures as well! I want to try making my own muesli creation now!

  10. This looks delicious. I like mixing muesli with yogurt and fruit.

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