Breakfast

April 2, 2020

Easy Plant-Based Muesli

Easy Plant-Based Muesli is the perfect breakfast food. It's sweet and crunchy and super quick to prepare. Perfect for when you don't feel like cooking!

Easy Plant-Based Muesli

A couple weeks ago my friends and I bought a box of muesli from the store. It quickly became my breakfast staple when I realized how incredible it was.

I've made muesli before. You can even find one of my recipes for Ginger Pear Muesli on this blog. But what I loved about the muesli that I bought is that it was so simple. It was almost like eating plain raw oats, which I love, but just jazzed up a bit.

My Ginger Pear Muesli recipe is delicious, but you have to use the food processor. And sometimes you're just not in the mood to get out the food processor. Which is why I'm a huge fan of this Easy Plant-Based Muesli.

Now before I get too far let me just clarify what muesli is and how you eat it.

Easy Plant-Based Muesli

What is muesli?

Muesli is a breakfast cereal made with raw oats. You mix raw oatmeal with a bunch of delicious add-ins. You can then mix it with milk, use it in overnight oats, eat it on top of a smoothie, or however you’d like.

Muesli always has raw oats, but the other ingredients are up to you. It can be dried fruit, nuts, seeds, etc.

How do you eat muesli?

Like I said, you can pretty much eat it however you’d like. I love making overnight oats with muesli or just eating it raw.

I've been loving oat milk lately and have been able to tolerate store-bought milk so I'm enjoying my muesli covered in oat milk!

The fact that you eat it raw is what makes muesli so amazing. It's incredibly easy to make ahead of time and throw it in a bowl for breakfast in exactly three seconds.

Easy Plant-Based Muesli

Ingredients

The other great thing about Easy Plant-Based Muesli is that you don't have to have specific ingredients. I'm going to list what I included in my muesli, but if you have different ingredients or want a slightly different flavor, add in your favorite foods!

  • Rolled Oats: This is about the only food that's required for muesli - oats are the base of the dish.
  • Baru Nuts: These nuts aren't super popular but they have a nice sweet flavor that makes the muesli extra sweet. You can find baru nuts here. If you'd like to use another nut, almonds or hazelnuts would work well!
  • Raisins: I love the sweetness raisins provide. If you don't like raisins, you could use other dried fruits.
  • Pumpkin Seeds: I love the color of pumpkin seeds! They make this dish pretty. You could sub chia seeds or another type of nut/seed that you enjoy.
  • Coconut Flakes: coconut is another subtly sweet food that gives the muesli another texture. Again, if you don't want to add coconut, you don't have to - pick another fun ingredient!

How to Make Easy Plant-Based Muesli

This is the "easy" part! Just measure out your ingredients (or don't even measure) and toss them together in a bowl. That's it!

Enjoy!

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Easy Plant-Based Muesli

Easy Plant-Based Muesli is the perfect breakfast food. It's sweet and crunchy and super quick to prepare. Perfect for when you don't feel like cooking!

Author:

Elizabeth

Serves:

2

Prep:

5

min

cook:

0

min

total:

5

min

Ingredients

  • 1 Cup Rolled Oats
  • 1/4 Cup Baru Nuts (or other nut of choice)
  • 1/4 Cup Raisins (or other dried fruit of choice)
  • 1/4 Cup Pumpkin Seeds (or other seed of choice)
  • 1/4 Cup Coconut Flakes (or other ingredient of choice)
  • Non-Dairy Milk, to serve

Instructions

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl. Serve with milk. Enjoy!


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January 16, 2022
Tracy Henry
Made this tonight. Absolutely delicious Elizabeth. You got this one just right!
Oh yay! I'm so glad you enjoyed it :)
January 16, 2022
L Collins
Hi Could you please confirm two things:1. The amount of salt. Seems like too much. 2. The directions say there is lemon juice in the dressing but it’s not listed under ingredients. ThanksL.
Hi there! Confirming that the two teaspoons of salt in the dressing is correct. I didn't salt the cauliflower when roasting it or the salad after it was done, so this amount of salt was perfect. If you're concerned about it you can decrease the amount of salt in the dressing and then add more at the end if you need it. As for the lemon juice, SO sorry about that! It was a typo in my directions and I've removed it now. Hope this helps :)
December 20, 2021
Martha
This looks lovely! Do you have a recipe for the red pepper hummus also? Thank you!
Hi Martha! I don't have a recipe for red pepper hummus on my site. I suggest taking a traditional hummus recipe and blending in roasted red pepper.
November 22, 2021
Amanda J Lehmann
I tried these and they were delicious! A bit dense but flavorful and the "buckeye" blend of peanut and chocolate was on point! Recommend!
Yay! I'm so glad you liked them! -- Elizabeth
December 6, 2021
Grace
Hi, these look amazing. I was wondering, could I used powdered peanut butter in place of creamy for the recipe? thanks
Hi Grace! There is already some powdered peanut butter in this recipe, so adding more might make the texture more gluey. Also, the real peanut butter adds some fat, which helps create flavor. That said, if you want to use powdered peanut butter, I would suggest mixing it with a high-fat liquid like coconut cream and then measuring out 2/3 cup. Hope this helps! Let me know how it goes :) -- Elizabeth
November 15, 2021
Becky
You mention using vegetable broth in your introduction but it isn’t included in the recipe
Hi Becky - thanks for pointing this out. I have removed mention of vegetable broth from this post. You do not need any vegetable broth. The mushrooms will release natural liquid which will prevent any sticking. -- Elizabeth
September 23, 2021
Tracy Henry
Hi Elizabeth, LOVE you recipes. Please keep them coming. :)I was wondering, can you share what is the vegan chocolate bar you used in this recipe?
August 28, 2021
Henry (Hank) Mader
thank you for the oil free recipe. I'm getting introduced to wild Bolete mushrooms here in Colorado, and everyone sautes Bolete's in butter or olive oil. I'm on a veggie, oil free regimen for heart health reasons. and your recipe suggestion may fill the bill. I can't wait to give it a try.
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This is so fun! Loving your creamy photography :)
August 13, 2021
Lindsey Kuhn
This looks incredible! So yummy and pretty photography