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Muesli by any other name is cold oatmeal – and it rocks!

Whenever I travel to Europe, especially when on a cruise, one of the things I look forward to is the Muesli. When we see Muesli in the stores in the US it is a cold, ready-to-eat cereal like granola. While this is technically muesli, the kind I crave is very different. It is a cold oatmeal with nuts and fruit and is so delicious. It was developed by a Swiss physician in the early 1900’s to help his patients heal. It always makes me feel better. Here is a recipe that I have worked on to get the taste just right without breaking the calorie bank. 

Serves 2 large bowls (2 cups) or 4 small bowls (1 cup)
Serving Size: 2 cups / 1 cup
Prep Time:  15 minutes
Chill Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours and 15 minutes


  • 2 apples (or 1 apple and 1 pear), grated
  • 1 cup old fashioned oats
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 2/3 cup yogurt
  • 4 Tablespoons nuts or seeds
  • Grapes or berries (optional)


  1. Place the grated fruit, oats, milk, and yogurt in a glass bowl. You can use any kind of yogurt you like. Plain yogurt will lighten the calories and sugar but will result in a tart finished product. Vanilla yogurt works well.
  2. Refrigerate at least 8 hours or overnight.
  3. Serve topped with nuts or seeds and sliced grapes or berries.

This recipe makes about 4 small or 2 large servings. It will keep in the refrigerator for several days.

Nutrition Information per Serving

(Based on using low-fat vanilla yogurt)

  • Serving Size: 2 cups / 1 cup
  • Vegetables: 0 cups / 0 cups
  • Fruits: 1 cup / ½ cup
  • Calories: 449 calories / 224 calories
  • Carbohydrates: 78.6 grams / 39.3 grams
  • Fiber: 10.8 grams / 5.4 grams
  • Protein: 16.6 grams / 8.3 grams
  • Fat: 10 grams / 5 grams
  • Sodium: 123 mg / 61.6 mg

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