swiss muesli for a great start to the day

swiss muesli, oatmeal, raisins, breakfast

I used to think Swiss muesli come in a box in the cereal section near the granola. The real version is not the uncooked chalky tasting version I had tried on occasion thinking I was making a healthy choice. The process of making a creamy rich tasting muesli is to let the oats soak in apple cider overnight. In the morning you enhance the cider flavor when you stir in shredded apple along with coconut, nuts and dried fruit. This is so easy to make. I set out a container  of the add-ins for the morning and I can prepare it while I am still half asleep. A dollop of creamy yogurt adds protein.


swiss muesli

Print Recipe
Serves: 2-3 Cooking Time: overnight


  • 1 cup thick cut rolled oats
  • ½ cup apple juice or cider
  • ½ apple, grated
  • 1 tablespoon dried coconut
  • 1 tablespoon raisins or dried cranberries
  • 1 tablespoon walnuts or almonds, chopped
  • fresh berries, optional
  • ½ cup yogurt



Before your go to bed . . .


In medium size bowl, soak oatmeal in apple cider. Cover the bowl, no need to refrigerate.


In the morning, add shredded apple, coconut, raisins and nuts. I add fresh berries if I have them.


Divide into two serving bowls.


Top with a scoop of creamy yogurt.


You could substitute another type of juice if you want get creative.

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1 Comment

  • Reply
    Kim Miles
    March 14, 2017 at 5:25 pm

    Yum! I’ve made a similar “overnight oatmeal,” soaked in almond milk, which I bet is a modern rendition of this classic. It’s wonderful! Can’t wait to try it this way! So good in the summer, and also when traveling.

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