Muesli Breakfast Bowl with Berries

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Energize your day with this healthy muesli breakfast bowl! Wholesome soaked grains topped with fresh fruit and nuts for a satisfying meal.

Muesli Breakfast Bowl with Berries

Are you looking to energize your day with a healthy and delicious meal? The quickest solution is to incorporate a rainbow of colors into berry muesli breakfast bowls. Fruits and vegetables provide a variety of vitamins, minerals, and phytonutrients only found in plants. Plus this recipe provides a balance of protein, fiber, carbohydrates, and healthy fats.

Each serving is packed with wholesome nourishing ingredients, so you can be a rockstar throughout the day! What is muesli? Great question! Muesli in a mixture of unprocessed whole grains, nuts, seeds, fruit, and spices. Unlike oatmeal which you cook, muesli can be enjoyed cold with your favorite kind of milk, yogurt, hot water, or you can soak them as overnight oats.

side view of a bowl of muesli with fruit on top

It’s very popular in Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, and is a much healthier alternative to those sugary cereals. You can customize each breakfast bowl day after day, so you never get bored!

The muesli for this recipe is soaked in almond milk, and I topped it with lots of fresh berries like raspberries, blackberries, strawberries and a few slices of banana. I love some crunch, so I also added almonds, pecans, pepitas, and dried coconut flakes. There will be no leftovers of this tasty muesli breakfast bowl!

Muesli breakfast bowl with a spoon

I’ve been a consistent oatmeal consumer for years and have even added it to my morning smoothie when I’m in a hurry. However, after recently trying my first bowl of muesli ut immediately went into my morning mix!

Are there any health benefits of soaking the grains in the muesli before eating?

When you soak the grains in cold liquid before eating the muesli, some amazing things happen. Soaking the grains allow the organisms and enzymes to break down within the grain, and the phytic acid begins to neutralize. Why is this important? The phytic acid is present in the hulls of grains, as well as nuts and seeds and difficult for your body to digest. This allows your body to absorb minerals like calcium, iron, and zinc more readily, yay! If you want to give your digestive system a little help and unlock the nutrition in your food, this is a great simple step to boost your meal. (Source: Seven Sundays)

Muesli Breakfast Bowl with Berries

Energize your day with this healthy muesli breakfast bowl. Wholesome soaked grains topped with fresh fruit and nuts for a satisfying meal.
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time0 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Servings 2 servings
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American


  • 1 cup muesli
  • cup milk, almond, cashew, coconut, rice, or soy
  • 1 cup berries, strawberry, raspberry, blackberry or blueberry


Quick Eating Muesli

  • Place ½ cup of muesli into each bowl. Add ⅓ cup milk, top with fruit and other toppings if desired.

Soaked Muesli

  • Add 1 cup muesli to a medium-sized bowl, add ⅔ cup milk and soak 20 minutes or overnight. The longer they soak, the more tender the muesli will be. Serve topped with fruit and additional toppings.

Hot Muesli

  • Add ½ cup of muesli into each bowl. Add ½ cup hot water to each bowl. Allow to steep for about 3 minutes until liquid is absorbed and tender. Top with berries and other toppings.

Nutrition Facts

Serves: 2 servings
Calories 431kcal (22%)Carbohydrates 75g (25%)Protein 12g (24%)Fat 10g (15%)Saturated Fat 1g (5%)Monounsaturated Fat 0.3gSodium 97mg (4%)Potassium 336mg (10%)Fiber 10g (40%)Sugar 31g (34%)Vitamin A 150IU (3%)Vitamin C 14.9mg (18%)Calcium 200mg (20%)Iron 3.6mg (20%)

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000-calorie diet. All nutritional information is based on estimated third-party calculations. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods, and portion sizes per household.

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    • Jessica Gavin says

      Hi Lori- You could soak in hot water before you each, or even do overnight oats and warm it up in the morning. I’m sure you can also microwave the oats with liquid for a few minutes.

  1. Katie Kruse says

    Thanks for introducing me to muesli. I found the Seven Sundays brand at Target. I used the muesli with the cherry compote from your cherry yogurt parafaits with crunchy granola. Thanks Jessica for expanding my culinary horizons!

    • Jessica Gavin says

      Isn’t it so yummy Katie? That’s so great that you found it at target! So good to see smaller amazing businesses make it to more happy customers 🙂 We’ll have to try the muesli in different recipes!