Healthy Granola & Muesli Recipes

Find healthy, delicious granola and muesli recipes, including cranberry, honey and low-fat granola. Healthier Recipes, from the food and nutrition experts at EatingWell.

Staff Picks

Muesli with Raspberries

Unlike granola, muesli isn't baked with sweeteners or oil. Make your own or find your favorite brand in most supermarkets--we like Bob's Red Mill.

Maple Granola

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This quick and healthy granola recipe can be enjoyed like cereal with milk or sprinkled over yogurt to make an easy parfait. Serve with a banana for a balanced breakfast.

Lisa's Granola

Rating: Unrated
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This easy cinnamon-spiked granola is loaded with almonds, walnuts and pepitas, but substitute other nuts and seeds if you prefer. For vegans who don't eat honey, this can be made with all maple syrup.

Sweet 'n' Crunchy Yogurt Topping

Rolled oats are toasted with nuts and brown sugar for a crunchy treat to serve with yogurt. Make the topping ahead and store it to enjoy anytime.

Yogurt Sundaes in Granola Cups

Kids will love this healthy breakfast riff on a classic sundae. We replace the ice cream with good-for-you Greek yogurt topped with fresh berries and a few chocolate chips; it's all served in an edible granola bowl for extra fun.

Grandpa's Homemade Granola

Once you make this super-nutty, not-too-sweet granola, courtesy of Chris Johnson, father of EatingWell's social media editor Sophie Johnson, you'll never go back to store-bought. Nuts, seeds, coconut, dried fruit, Rice Krispies--this easy granola recipe has it all. Feel free to mix and match your favorite add-ins based on what's in your kitchen.

Crunchy Granola Wedges

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This recipe was inspired by chef Lars Kronmark's granola wedges from the Culinary Institute of America at Greystone. Substitute your favorite fruit, nuts and/or seeds for the sunflower seeds and/or dried cranberries in these granola bars.

Cranberry Muesli

Rating: Unrated
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There may be as many versions of muesli as there are breakfast cereals, but this one's modeled after the original Swiss wake-you-up--a combination of overnight-soaked grains, nuts, dried fruit and yogurt. Make it the night before and you'll have breakfast ready when you are.

Cranberry-Almond Granola

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If you've never made your own granola, you'll be amazed at the difference in freshness and flavor--and at how easy it is. Use this recipe as a starting point for your own creativity: substitute dried blueberries or chopped dried apricots for the cranberries, or walnuts or hazelnuts for the almonds.

Tutti-Frutti Muesli

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Muesli mixed with yogurt and fruit packs in the nutrition and satisfies all morning long.

Oat-Walnut Granola and Yogurt

Homemade granola served over yogurt makes a satisfying breakfast. Pack it to go for a school or office snack or an easy lunch.

Apple & Oat Granola

Dried apples, cranberries and raisins are a tangy combination in this crunchy oat granola.

Inspiration and Ideas

New Generation Granola

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A little number-crunching reveals that granola's image as a health food is undeserved. Shifting the balance toward fruits and whole grains and keeping the coconut to a minimum keeps it healthy.

Little Pig Yogurt Bowl

Make eating yogurt fun with this creative topping idea. Just add a few berries to make a pig face for a healthy snack or breakfast kids will actually want to eat.