Pecan-Cherry Toasted Muesli Yogurt Cups

Full of healthy whole grains, nuts, seeds and dried fruit, granola seems healthy. But its coating of oil and sweeteners can equal a wallop of calories and added sugar. Enter muesli: it has the hearty goodness of granola, but without those other extras. Keep some on hand to pair with yogurt or make these cute parfaits for a morning buffet.

Pecan-Cherry Toasted Muesli Yogurt Cups
Photo: Victor Protasio
Active Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
35 mins


  • 1 cup old-fashioned rolled oats

  • ½ cup slivered almonds

  • ½ cup pecans, coarsely chopped

  • ½ cup unsweetened large coconut flakes

  • ¼ cup wheat germ or wheat bran

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup unsweetened dried tart cherries

  • 4 cups low-fat vanilla yogurt


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.

  2. Combine oats, almonds, pecans, coconut, wheat germ (or bran) and cinnamon in a large bowl. Mix well. Spread in an even layer on a rimmed baking sheet.

  3. Bake, stirring halfway through, until the edges are toasty and golden, about 15 minutes. Sprinkle the muesli with salt and transfer the pan to a wire rack. Let cool completely, about 10 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl and stir in dried cherries.

  4. Place 1/4 cup muesli in each of 8 small bowls or ramekins. Top each with 1/2 cup yogurt, then sprinkle each with 2 tablespoons of the remaining muesli.

To make ahead

Store muesli airtight at room temperature for up to 1 week or freeze for up to 2 months.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

286 Calories
13g Fat
35g Carbs
11g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 286
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Total Sugars 21g
Protein 11g 22%
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Vitamin A 9IU 0%
Sodium 111mg 5%
Potassium 420mg 9%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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