Chia Seed Muesli

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Christina Ross
Christina Ross
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If you’re looking for a wholesome and satisfying breakfast that’s not only delicious but also packed with nutrients, look no further than Chia Seed Muesli.

This easy-to-make recipe combines the goodness of chia seeds, oats, nuts, and fruits to create a power-packed breakfast that will keep you energized throughout the day. Whether you’re in a hurry or have some time to spare, Chia Seed Muesli is a versatile option that can be customized to suit your taste preferences.

Let’s dive into this nutritious and delightful recipe.


  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1 1/2 cups milk (dairy or plant-based)
  • 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup (optional for sweetness)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional for flavor)
  • Sliced fresh fruits (e.g., berries, bananas, apples)
  • Chopped nuts (e.g., almonds, walnuts)
  • Dried fruits (e.g., raisins, apricots)
  • Yoghurt or yogurt (optional for added creaminess)
  • Additional honey or maple syrup (optional for extra sweetness)


Mix the Base Ingredients

In a large bowl, combine the rolled oats, chia seeds, milk, honey or maple syrup (if using), and vanilla extract (if desired). Stir well to ensure all the ingredients are thoroughly combined.

Refrigerate Overnight

Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or a lid and refrigerate it overnight, or for at least 4 hours. This allows the chia seeds to absorb the liquid and create a thick, pudding-like consistency.

Customize with Toppings

When you’re ready to enjoy your Chia Seed Muesli, take the bowl out of the refrigerator. You can eat it as is, but adding toppings will take it to the next level.

Add your choice of sliced fresh fruits, chopped nuts, and dried fruits. This is where you can get creative and mix and match your favorites.

Drizzle with Sweetness

If you prefer your muesli a bit sweeter, drizzle some extra honey or maple syrup on top.

Optional Creaminess

To add creaminess and richness to your muesli, you can top it with a dollop of yoghurt or yogurt.

Name:Chia Seed Muesli
Prep Time10 minutes (plus refrigeration)
Cooking Time0 minutes
Total Time4 hours (refrigeration time)
Yield2 cups

Estimated Nutrition Per Serving

  • Calories: 250-300 calories
  • Protein: 8-10 grams
  • Fat: 8-10 grams
  • Carbohydrates: 35-40 grams
  • Dietary Fiber: 10-12 grams
  • Sugars: 8-10 grams
  • Calcium: 200-250 mg
  • Iron: 2-3 mg
  • Vitamin C: 10-15 mg
  • Potassium: 250-300 mg

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

t or with milk.

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