I spent a summer during my college years living in Switzerland. One of the best and most life-changing summers, to be sure. While living there we had a lot of “set” meals, and one of my favorites was Thursday morning muesli. I had never heard of muesli before, but the Swiss version was basically oats and fruit mixed into yogurt and allowed to set over night. It created a rich, think, delicious breakfast!

In the states muesli isn’t prepared a specific way. It’s more of a combination of oats, seeds, and dried fruits, prepared however you’d like. Bob’s Red Mill makes a great muesli and I thought it was simple enough to make my own.

I used what I had on hand, so this recipe can be very flexible. If you have something else on hand or a different preference, it is easy to tweak however you’d like!


1 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1/4 cup raw sunflower seeds
1/4 cup unsweetened coconut
10 chopped dates
3 tablespoons chia seeds

other options: flax seed, wheat germ, hemp seed, almond flour, any other dried fruit

 Combine all ingredients and store in an airtight container.

Serve with milk, yogurt, or any other way you can imagine!