Homemade Toasted Luxury Berry Nut Muesli

Big bowl of Toasted Luxury Berry Nut Muesli

This homemade gluten free Toasted Luxury Berry Nut Muesli is brimming with toasted hazelnuts, sliced almonds, pumpkin seeds and delicious dried berries. It also and has no added sugars, oils or preservatives.

This alpen style homemade muesli recipe is an easy on the pocket alternative to the overpriced store bought muesli brands. If you check the labels you will find that it is covered in wheat powders, skimmed milk powders or cornflour to prevent clumping.

In my childhood home we always had a box of my mother’s favorite brand of luxury Swiss muesli for week day breakfasts. Somehow it never occurred to us that we could be making it ourselves, despite the fact that it only contains oats, fruits and nuts that are found in most pantries anyway.

I purchased a bag of mixed cereals with the intention of making my own gluten free no added sugar muesli and finally made a small batch when my cousin visited on a transit stop to Cape Town. The following week my friend at work brought me an unexpected but much appreciated gift from her mum in Hungary. Two bags of pure gold… ok not the shiny kind, but the made from scratch with her own two hands dried berry kind.

As she was leaving to the airport her mum brought out one bag each of the dried strawberry and raspberry bits she had made the week before with the last of her sweet summer berries. I suspected that it would be the star ingredient in the best homemade muesli recipe. The first thing that came to mind when I received my treasure was a big muesli and yogurt breakfast bowl with these beauties sparkling in it.

Toasted Luxury Berry Nut Muesli

Muesli ingredients

The basic muesli recipe is simple and for homemade gluten free berry nut muesli it can be tailored to individual tastes with the following muesli ingredients:

  • 1-2 types of nuts (toasted)
  • 1-2 types of seeds (toasted)
  • rolled oats or mixed cereals (gluten free)
  • 2-4 types of dried berries
  • For other variants of muesli one can also add other dried fruits like cranberries, raisins, apple, papaya etc.
  • For bircher muesli add fresh grated apple and a liquid basis like dairy or nut milk or yogurt to soak the oats overnight.

How to eat muesli

  • My mum loved hot milk on her muesli cereal, and added sliced banana and honey.
  • This recipe for homemade luxury fruit and nut muesli contains no added sugars, fats or gluten and can be used in this Cherry and Raspberry Breakfast sundae.
  • This homemade Bircher style Overnight Dairy Free Muesli and Oats is a good make ahead breakfast.
  • Muesli with yogurt and fruit breakfast bowl is a good option for a healthy wholesome breakfast.

Muesli vs Granola

I have eaten muesli in various guises since childhood and loved it’s pure unadulterated quality without any added fats and sugars, which to me makes homemade muesli vegan and healthy.

A basic homemade muesli or a gluten free muesli is very quick to toss together in less than 20 minutes and takes much less cooking time than granola.

Before I made this Easy Homemade Granola recipe I would have said Muesli wins hands down. Having finished a huge batch of the granola in less than a week by all myself, I believe are definitely equally good.

 

Toasted Luxury Berry and Nut Muesli

Big bowl of Toasted Luxury Berry Nut Muesli

Toasted Luxury Berry Nut Muesli

This gluten free Toasted Luxury Berry Nut Muesli is brimming with toasted hazelnuts, sliced almonds, pumpkin seeds and delicious dried berries and has no added sugars or oils.
4.75 from 12 votes
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Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Total time: 20 mins
Servings: 12
Calories: 182kcal
Author: Razena Schroeder

Ingredients

  • 75 grams hazelnuts (approximately 1/2 cup )
  • 55 grams sliced raw almonds (approximately 1/2 cup )
  • 70 grams pumpkin seeds (approximately 1/2 cup )
  • 200 grams organic gluten free rolled oats (approximately 2 cups )
  • 50 grams dried white mulberries (approximately 1/2 cup )
  • 60 grams dried blueberries (approximately 1/2 cup )
  • 60 grams dried goji berries (approximately 1/2 cup )
  • 25 grams dried strawberry bits, optional (approximately 1/2 cup )

Instructions

  • Heat the oven to 180 degrees celcius or 160 celsius in a fan assisted oven / gas mark 4 / 350 F.
  • Place the hazelnuts, pumpkin seeds and sliced raw almonds on a baking sheet in a single layer and toast for 5-10 minutes until golden brown and at least one shade darker. The almonds will color quickly so take care that it doesn't burn.
  • Remove the nuts from the oven and allow to cool on the counter. Don't forget to turn off the oven.
  • To a large mixing bowl add the oats, dried berries and cooled nuts and toss around.
  • Fill glass jars with muesli and serve as required with yogurt and fresh sliced fruits or milk.

Notes

  • Toasting the nuts brings out the natural oils and adds depth of flavor and crunch.
  • Watch the nuts and remove from the oven when the almonds are a toasty golden brown, not black! They should be a shade darker than they were when you put them in and you will be able to smell them.
  • For an interesting alternative to oats try a 5 grain cereal mix. It usually includes oats, spelt, quinoa, buckwheat and barley.

Nutrition

Calories: 182kcal (9%) | Carbohydrates: 18g (6%) | Protein: 6g (12%) | Fat: 10g (15%) | Saturated Fat: 1g (6%) | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 229mg (7%) | Fiber: 3g (13%) | Sugar: 3g (3%) | Vitamin C: 3.2mg (4%) | Calcium: 33mg (3%) | Iron: 1.8mg (10%)

Nutritional information for the recipe is an approximation and varies according to the ingredients and products used.

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30 Comments

  • Reply
    Dr. K. Lee Banks
    September 21, 2018 at 6:45 am

    This looks like a scrumptious recipe! Love the print option on the recipe. Already saved to print later. I’m going to share this with my youngest daughter, who is always looking for gluten-free recipes.

    • Reply
      Razena Schroeder
      September 21, 2018 at 11:49 am

      Unfortunately it seems like many food producers sneak gluten into foodstuffs one would never even think of. You should definitely save the Almond and coconut bread recipe for her too if she likes bread 😉

  • Reply
    Flyingkids
    September 20, 2018 at 3:02 pm

    This recipe looks and sounds so good and healthy. The instructions are easy to follow. The photos themselves look so enticing. This is really nice for everyone. This is a very interesting share 🙂

  • Reply
    David Elliott
    September 20, 2018 at 4:27 am

    I never had Muesli around the house when I was a child. But this looks so amazing. I would love to try this at home. So yummy.

    • Reply
      Razena Schroeder
      September 20, 2018 at 3:26 pm

      It is one of the easiest healthy breakfast options to make from scratch especially if one is trying to avoid added sugars and fats.

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    Christina | From Under a Palm Tree
    September 20, 2018 at 3:42 am

    Oh my gosh this looks so amazing. I’ve never really thought about making my own mix like this. But wow it looks so good I feel like I have to try this!

    • Reply
      Razena Schroeder
      September 20, 2018 at 3:31 pm

      To be honest, I used to buy it whenever I wanted any but when I realized how many of my recipes utilize muesli and how much rubbish is in the store bought versions I knew it was time to make my own. And it’s so much better than anything off a supermarket shelf.

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    Jocelyn @ Hip Mama's Place
    September 20, 2018 at 3:25 am

    I’ve been making my own breakfast for the past several months as part of my diet goals. I would love to try to make this muesli with healthy nuts recipe!

    • Reply
      Razena Schroeder
      September 20, 2018 at 3:29 pm

      That is awesome! I’m really a very lazy breakfast maker and eater so anything that can keep for a few days or weeks, and that doesn’t take much effort to put together just makes those healthy breakfast goals easier to achieve.

  • Reply
    Pooja @ PeacefulBanyanTree
    September 19, 2018 at 4:36 pm

    I love this as there is no added sugar here. I am a big fan of oats and muesli for breakfast. And this one is amazing because you can add as much of goodies you want according to your taste. Really good one.

  • Reply
    Fashion and Style Police
    September 19, 2018 at 1:39 am

    This sounds yummy. Loving the nutrition facts here. I would love to try this one day.

  • Reply
    Happy and Busy
    September 18, 2018 at 6:07 pm

    Ohhh I love this. I think I can eat this for my diet haha

    • Reply
      Razena Schroeder
      September 18, 2018 at 6:12 pm

      You can’t go wrong with oats and dried berries and nuts… and it’s got no added fats or sugar.

  • Reply
    Jesusa Gilliam
    September 18, 2018 at 5:59 pm

    I’ve never tried this before, but looks really good! I will look for all the ingredients when I go grocery shopping. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

    • Reply
      Razena Schroeder
      September 18, 2018 at 6:06 pm

      You are most welcome Jesusa. You can use the nuts, seeds and berries of your choice. So if you can’t find dried blueberries sub raisins and similarly cranberries for white mulberries.

  • Reply
    Michelle
    September 18, 2018 at 2:52 pm

    Wow, this looks delicious! I will have to see if I can find all of the ingredients to make it.

  • Reply
    Nidhi Fouzdar
    September 18, 2018 at 2:47 pm

    Looks like healthy recipe to try on.

  • Reply
    Jiya
    September 18, 2018 at 12:05 pm

    I love experimenting my breakfast with fruits or dry fruits. I love the berries will try this way as well.

    • Reply
      Razena Schroeder
      September 18, 2018 at 12:08 pm

      I love fresh fruits with breakfast but I find that dried berries are a great way to bring back memories of summer when the weather turns colder.

  • Reply
    Eloise
    September 18, 2018 at 12:50 am

    I have never tried this before (that’s saying a lot because I have a family full of cooks, including me!) I’m always interested in tasting new dishes, I’ll have to try this out… thanks!

    • Reply
      Razena Schroeder
      September 18, 2018 at 12:59 am

      Think of it as similar to granola without all the added sugar and fats. 😂

  • Reply
    Monidipa Dutta
    September 18, 2018 at 12:28 am

    Sounds like a great recipe. Great part is it is healthy. Worth a shot.

    • Reply
      Razena Schroeder
      September 18, 2018 at 12:57 am

      Sometimes I need to feel virtuous while eating something delicious and this hits the spot every time 😂

  • Reply
    MELANIE EDJOURIAN
    September 17, 2018 at 11:12 pm

    This sounds like a great recipe. love that it doesn’t contain sugar or oils as it makes it so much healthier.

    • Reply
      Razena Schroeder
      September 17, 2018 at 11:15 pm

      Until I made the Easy Homemade granola recipe that I linked in the post above, I only ever ate muesli because I disliked how oily and sugary sweet storebought granola is. Unfortunately many store bought mueslis also have added sugars and fats and I was so fed up of reading the ingredients lists that I decided it was about time to make my own since I use muesli in so many recipes.

  • Reply
    Melissa Bradbury
    September 17, 2018 at 9:28 pm

    This Muesli is so colourful and very autumnal. It is definitely something that I would eat.

  • Reply
    Melissa
    September 17, 2018 at 7:55 pm

    I have never tried anything like this, but it might be time to try something new. This looks great!

    • Reply
      Razena Schroeder
      September 17, 2018 at 8:46 pm

      Thanks Melissa. It was a staple on our breakfast table growing up and making it at home is so easy that I literally made a batch while my cousin was in the shower one morning.

  • Reply
    Eliza
    September 17, 2018 at 3:14 pm

    Looks amazing, am so tempted to make this! Just need to go shopping to get all the ingredients 🙂

    • Reply
      Razena Schroeder
      September 17, 2018 at 8:47 pm

      The great thing about this recipe is that it is so versatile. Use your favorite berries, nuts and seeds or whatever you have in your pantry 🙂

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