what is Muesli?


what is muesli

First, let’s talk about pronunciation. Muesli is pronounced mee-oos-lee. Go ahead. Say it. It’s a fun word. Now that we’ve cleared that up, we can talk more specifically about what it is and where it comes from. 

What is Muesli?

It’s a traditional European breakfast cereal consisting of a mixture of grains, nuts, seeds, and dried fruits. Since it’s made with only pure and healthy ingredients, it’s considered one of the healthiest foods you can eat. In fact, it’s so healthy that it was originally “invented” by a doctor as a way to help his patients improve their health. 

the inventor of Muesli - Maximilian Bircher-Benner

The history of Muesli 

The cereal was “invented” in the late 1800s by Dr. Maximilian Bircher-Benner, a Swiss physician who used to “prescribe” the recipe to his patients to improve their health. Although his ideas weren’t popular with the scientific community at the time, Dr. Bircher-Benner’s patients loved Muesli and how it made them feel. In fact, they loved it so much that it became a popular breakfast cereal all throughout Europe. 

Muesli vs Granola

While it looks and sounds a lot like granola, there is one key difference that makes Muesli a much healthier option: Granola is loaded with sugar and refined oils. Muesli is not. Instead it’s made with all raw and pure ingredients. 

Another key difference lies in how it’s made. Granola is toasted with sugar and refined oils. This is why granola is typically clumpy and crunchy. It’s also why Granola can be enjoyed straight out of the bag, which brings us to the next key difference… 

Unlike Granola, it’s not meant to be eaten straight out of the bag. Instead, it needs to be slightly soaked or softened before enjoying. You can think of preparing Muesli the same way you might prepare oats.

The left is Muesli. The right is granola. As you can see, granola is often darker because it’s roasted with honey and other added sweeteners.

Muesli is delicious without any added sugar

The truth of the matter is…

Muesli doesn’t need sugar and oils to be delicious. When combined in the proper proportions, the ingredients are tasty on their own. At mueslihaus, we use ingredients like apricots, dates, strawberries, and blueberries to sweeten our Mueslis to perfection.

Simply put, it’s a better way to breakfast.

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how to eat it

Because it’s so versatile, there are really endless possibilities. The only thing we don’t really suggest is eating it directly out of the bag.

why Muesli?

Healthy, delicious, and nutritious, it’s simply a better way to breakfast. Plus, it’s not only good for you, but it’s also good for the planet.