Serve this Scandinavian cereal with low-fat yogurt or nonfat milk to start your day off with whole grains and some protein and calcium-rich dairy. You can substitute any combination of chopped dried or fresh fruit for the raisins--apricots, apples, figs, cherries or cranberries would all be delicious. Try walnuts or hazelnuts instead of the almonds if you like. Ground flaxseeds stirred in at the end provide a boost of heart-healthy omega-3s.

Joyce Hendley
Source: EatingWell Magazine, April/May 2005
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray. Spread oats and rye (or wheat) flakes on the baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes. Stir in almonds and coconut; bake until the oats are fragrant, about 8 minutes. Turn off the oven. Stir raisins into the muesli.

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  • Microwave honey for 10 seconds in a glass measuring cup. Stir in vanilla and cinnamon; drizzle over the muesli and stir to coat. Return the muesli to the turned-off warm oven and let cool completely, about 2 hours. Stir in flaxseeds, if using.

Tips

Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 weeks.

Note: Rye or wheat flakes are simply rye or wheat kernels that have been steamed and rolled, oatmeal-style. Look for them in natural-foods stores.

Tip: Grind flaxseeds in a clean coffee grinder or dry blender just before using.

Nutrition Facts

195.3 calories; protein 6.3g 13% DV; carbohydrates 33.7g 11% DV; exchange other carbs 2; dietary fiber 4.8g 19% DV; sugars 10.8g; fat 5g 8% DV; saturated fat 0.8g 4% DV; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 20.4IU; vitamin c 0.2mg; folate 6.5mcg 2% DV; calcium 35.5mg 4% DV; iron 1.5mg 9% DV; magnesium 50.1mg 18% DV; potassium 217mg 6% DV; sodium 6.5mg; thiamin 0.1mg 13% DV.

Reviews (13)

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13 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 2 stars
02/10/2014
Is this Aaron Hawley? I lost my memcached session. We'll see what the user experience is. Pros: I'm logged in Cons: I'm anonymous Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/23/2013
Add coconut last Definitely add the coconut right before you stir in the honey/cinnamon/vanilla mixture then pop it back in the oven for the 2 hours. I add milk to some and keep it in the fridge overnight for overnight oats. It's delicious! Pros: Smells amazing Cons: Coconut burned Read More
Rating: 4 stars
04/19/2012
I've been making muesli for a couple of years now for my family but have never baked it. It's great (and a lot easier/faster) to just place plain oatmeal and any available add-ins (nuts fruits seeds) on the table with milk or yogurt for putting on top. My family loves it! I'm sure this baked version would be good too. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/19/2012
Scandinavian Meusli I liked the idea of this. But in Scandinavia they use something closer to Kefir to pour over it not yogurt. All in all a great idea. I am sure I'd tweak it to my tastes but that's what cooking is all about making something your family will love. Pros: Great easy start for the day Cons: A little time consuming but it keeps for 2 weeks so just make ahead. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
01/18/2012
Great Taste I like this recipe but think the cooking directions could use some work. I know we are trying to go easy on oils but the mixture stuck to the pan. Also the coconut should probably be added later in the process as it burned. Pros: Healthy and adaptable to many tastes Cons: stuck to pan coconut flakes burned Read More
Rating: 3 stars
01/09/2012
Decent flavor The muesli had a decent taste but next time I might leave out the flax seed as that flavor overwhelmed everything else. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Good flavors and nutrition as far as the cereal components. But the method makes this granola--another American atrocity adapting a healthful original-- not muesli. Muesli is raw which is much healthier. Better to get cold raw fat from nuts or seeds rather than the unhealthy frying oil; yes baking with oil is a form of frying. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
excellent! kept me full all day! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
good basic recipe. you can add any nuts fruits etc. to your liking to tweak to your liking or changes. as far as spraying with cooking oil....i would just put ingredients on a piece of parchment paper to eliminate the oil. or just mix and eat... sounds yukky but i don't even cook my oatmeal. just be sure to add enough milk juice or whatever to avoid inhaling and choking..:) Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
There are good things in the recipe except for the flaxseed! However we would NEVER have it for breakfast because it takes 2 hours! I don't know anyone that had 2 hours in the morning to spend making this breakfast when we can have good hot cereal in just a few minutes. We can add raisins and cinnamon cocoanut honey etc. to get close to the same taste and it doesn't take 2 hours. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
I doubled this recipe and I'm so glad I did! Excellent. I omitted the oil and honey and doubled the ground flax. Thanks! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/29/2011
sounds amazing definitely going to try! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
10/29/2011
I know this sounds dumb Could some one tell me do I serve this hot or cold Read More