Making your own crunchy muesli is so easy. Simple ingredients with little effort. Serve with your favorite fruit and yogurt for breakfast.
Benefits of Muesli
Muesli fruit salad made me full. Packed with energy, sweetness and crunchiness and, of course, a lot of vitamins and healthy goodness. Use any fruit you want, or that is in season.
I really like muesli because it is low in sugar and calories. It is used can be eaten as a cereal or used as a topping or in recipes. I like the fact that muesli contains whole grains and is high in fiber which can help with achieving a healthy weight. But this salad just gets better with more health benefits.
Berries contain cancer-fighting compounds and promote your digestive system. The Greek yogurt adds a great boost of protein to your diet, which is essential for everyday life and repairing cells and for creating new ones. Hope you get a chance to try this easy Muesli Fruit Salad and get back to me on what you think!
Here’s why I love this recipe with fresh berries:
This breakfast recipe is essentially a deconstructed yogurt parfait. It’s the homemade version of a to-go recipe that’s a classic healthy breakfast. If i’m in a hurry and don’t have any fresh fruit, I take dried fruit with me, but on a slow morning I like to make my own granola muesli and enjoy fresh fruits in this delicious breakfast.
Overnight oats, a breakfast parfait, and other breakfast options may require some day-before preparation, but this easy and nutritious breakfast option is a day-of preparation. You can make it for breakfast with the sunrise, making your house smell of delicious cinnamon and golden brown sugar with this delicious granola. The kiddos can wake up and enjoy the best granola ever: a homemade one!
If you don’t like yogurt flavored when combined with fruits and granola, you can enjoy creamy greek yogurt, or just a regular yogurt that makes a great simple base to this muesli and fruit. Plain yogurt is a great option. If you enjoy dairy-free alternatives, I recommend coconut milk yogurt. The slight coconut flavor mixes very well with the fruits and even a sprinkle of coconut flakes or mini chocolate chips on top make your breakfast a filling and tasty one!
Crunchy granola mixed with plain Greek yogurt and fresh fruit can make a light breakfast or if feeding a crowd, the perfect option alongside eggs or toast. A great way to enjoy this breakfast as a family is to keep a variety of fruits on hand so that my kids can even choose which fruits they want on their own favorite breakfast.
Homemade granola or store bought? There’s one most important factor to consider:
The homemade muesli is a flavorful granola that has a natural sweetener: honey, of course! Honey is packed with antioxidants and is a better option than using even cane sugar. I love store bought granola, but the only problem there is the high sugar content. Making your own and using honey or maple syrup makes a healthy homemade granola with this great recipe.
What fresh fruit do I need to make this salad?
Nectarines are a strong source of vitamin C and potassium!
Cherries benefit heart health and are perfectly in season right now!
Strawberries contain manganese which helps in blood sugar regulation.
Raspberries give your body omega-3, which helps to prevent heart disease.
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How to make Healthy and Crunchy Muesli and Fruit Breakfast Salad
- ½ cup rolled oats
- 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 Tbsp honey
- ½ cup raw almonds, chopped
- ½ Tbsp ground cinnamon
- 1 pinch vanilla
- 2 nectarines, chopped
- ½ cup cherries, pitted
- 5 strawberries, chopped
- ½ cup raspberries
- 5 oz Greek yogurt
- Preheat oven to 350F.
- In a bowl combine 1/2 cup rolled oats, 1 tsp oil, 1 Tbsp honey, 1/2 cup almonds, 1/2 Tbsp ground cinnamon, and a pinch of vanillin. Incorporate well together.
- Place a sheet of parchment paper on a baking sheet. Lay out the oat mix and bake for 7 -10 minutes in the oven, just until it begins to brown. (Ovens vary, 7-10 minutes is an average).
- Meanwhile, cut the fruit into bite size pieces.
- On top of the fruit place vanilla yogurt then spread around the almond and oat mix on top.