Chia Seed Muesli

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Lauren Zembron
I am a 34 year old living outside of Boston with my wonderful husband, energetic daughter, sweet son, and playful dog. I have degrees in both psychology and guidance counseling, and have worked in a variety of school settings. I strive to find a balance between the two basic food philosophies of “eat to live” and “live to eat“. I believe that food should be (and is!) one of the great pleasures of leading a healthy lifestyle.

If you’re not familiar with the term “muesli”, it’s basically a breakfast cereal comprised of rolled oats, dried fruit, nuts, and seeds that hails from Switzerland. You can combine it with milk, yogurt, and/or juice, and I personally think it’s best when soaked overnight.

Chia Seed Muesli

What I like best about it is that there is no added sugar. So many so-called “healthy” breakfast foods are laden with sugar in one form or another; whether it’s the processed white stuff, honey, maple syrup, or evaporated can juice… they’re all sugar.

This muesli relies solely on apple juice sweetened dried cranberries and raisins for sweetness.

Chia Seed Muesli

Muesli is also delicious sprinkled over yogurt or enjoyed with milk like regular cereal. It keeps well in an airtight container, and makes a lovely hostess or holiday gift.

Chia Seed Muesli

Sunflower seeds are a more common addition, but I like chia seeds for their omega-3s and crunch.

Chia Seed Muesli

Chia Seed Muesli

by Lauren Zembron

Prep Time: 2 minutes

Cook Time: 0 minutes

Keywords: breakfast

Ingredients (6 servings)

  • 2 cups old fashioned rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1/2 chopped or sliced dry roasted unsalted almonds
  • 1/4 cup apple juice sweetened dried cranberries (available at Whole Foods)
  • 1/4 cup raisins, preferably organic


For serving:

Combine 1/2 cup each of the following in a bowl: muesli, milk of choice, water, and yogurt. If you prefer a thicker (oatmeal-like) consistency, omit the water or use 1/4 cup each of milk and water.


Serve stirred into yogurt or with milk.

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