Muesli (pronounced mee-oos-lee) is a healthy eurostyle cereal consisting of grains, nuts, seeds, and dried fruits. We say “eurostyle” because Muesli originated in Switzerland and is actually a very popular cereal in many countries across Europe. It’s also pretty popular in other countries around the world including Australia.
Europeans and Australians are always very happy to see mueslihaus at local farmers markets in Charleston, and we’re always very happy to see their smiling faces light up in recognition. It’s time to get America on board!
If you’re American, Muesli probably reminds you of the popular American breakfast cereal – Granola. If it does, you’re really not too far off. In fact, a quick Google search for “American Muesli” will probably lead you to an article about Granola.
That’s because Granola is, in fact, the American version of Muesli. In the late 1800s and early 1900s, Muesli spread across Europe and much of the world as a very popular breakfast cereal. When it came to America, however, Americans decided to sweeten it and bake it to make it instant (of course). Thus, Granola was born!
So what’s really the difference between Muesli and Granola? Granola is sweetened and baked; Muesli is not. This makes Muesli a much healthier option! If you’ve been searching for sugar-free granola, you’ve probably been looking in the wrong place. Muesli is the healthy, sugar-free granola you’ve been looking for!
Just don’t eat it straight from the box…
jeez, have some manners.
Seriously though. Muesli is a bit different from other American breakfast cereals. Since it’s made with raw whole grain flakes (like oats), and it’s not baked at all, it needs to be slightly softened before eating. Otherwise, it tastes like… chicken food? Just a splash of milk will do! No need to soak it overnight or anything (although many of our customers prefer to eat it this way).
Below are a couple suggestions for how to eat Muesli. Our favorite way to eat it is with plain Greek yogurt, a splash of milk, and fresh berries and bananas on top. It’s fast, filling, and delicious. We love it.
Other suggestions include with milk like traditional cereal, with hot water or hot milk like oatmeal, in the fridge overnight like overnight oats, or as a delicious topping for a smoothie bowl.
Muesli is literally fun to prepare and fun to eat. With just one tube, the possibilities are almost endless. You can try it all different ways with all different fruit combinations. It just never gets boring! That’s why we say, it makes you more than just healthy. It’ll make you happy too!