Triple Berry Muesli

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A hearty and healthy muesli packed with sweet berries that’ll keep you full all morning.
This easy recipe takes less than 2 minutes to make!

 

Triple Berry Muesli -- a healthy, clean-eating breakfast ready in just 1 minute! Packed with fiber to keep you full!

 

For almost 3 months, I’ve been planning, typing, and obsessively working on a new project for this blog. As something very big and extremely exciting and incredibly close to my heart, I’m practically bouncing up and down in my seat waiting to reveal it to you—hopefully in just a few days!  

 

But that means that this whole past week, I’ve been attached to my computer like Velcro (or superglue, as my guy might suggest) trying to tie up all of the loose ends. Even when I tear myself away for mini breaks to bake fudgy brownies for a blogger party or cinnamon rolls to satisfy my post-run cravings, thoughts about this project fly through my head faster than warm chocolate chip cookies disappear from the cooling racks on the counter.

 

Triple Berry Muesli -- a healthy, clean-eating breakfast ready in just 1 minute! Packed with fiber to keep you full!

 

Just ignore those dirty dishes piled up taller than Mt. Everest next to the sink… And the clean socks scattered across the bottom of the laundry basket like snow… And the frozen pizzas flying out of the fridge at an alarming rate… (Not that my guy minds that last one too much.)

 

With barely any time to breathe, let alone cook dinner, breakfast quickly turned into a fast and easy affair too. I sometimes throw together a quiche (recipe coming soon!) and reheat the leftovers for a few days, but when those portions dwindle down to nothing, I turn to my favorite 1-minute breakfast…

 

Triple Berry Muesli -- a healthy, clean-eating breakfast ready in just 1 minute! Packed with fiber to keep you full!

 

Muesli! Specifically this Triple Berry Muesli, packed with bright fruity flavors and warm earthy oats that keep me full all morning long. It literally takes 1 minute to toss together (including the time required to open and close the canister of oats!), and with a little patience—or blog project distractions—the milk permeates into everything, turning the oats and berries soft and chewy and oh-so-comforting.

 

Triple Berry Muesli -- a healthy, clean-eating breakfast ready in just 1 minute! Packed with fiber to keep you full!

 

For those of you who haven’t tried muesli before, it’s NOT granola. Yes, they’re both made of oats, but granola is oats coated in sweet sugary syrup and baked to toasty crunchy perfection. Muesli is oats … without all of that other stuff. Just scoop the oats into a bowl straight from the container, and pour in your milk. It’s the fastest healthy breakfast ever!

 

(But I did want to warn you, just in case you confused the two like I did 4 years ago as a muesli novice at Trader Joe’s when I curiously picked up a blueberry blend to try and wondered why in the world it tasted so earthy and natural and lacked any audible crunch.)

 

Triple Berry Muesli -- a healthy, clean-eating breakfast ready in just 1 minute! Packed with fiber to keep you full!

 

I added freeze-dried blueberries, raspberries, and strawberries to this clean-eating muesli. Unlike regular dried fruit, freeze-dried contains no added sugar or sulfur. It’s almost crunchy when eaten straight from the bag, but it quickly hydrates in milk to the most irresistible soft-but-not-quite-soggy texture. I found mine at Trader Joe’s; they carry a humongous selection, including mango and cranberries.

 

Triple Berry Muesli -- a healthy, clean-eating breakfast ready in just 1 minute! Packed with fiber to keep you full!

 

You have a choice of a few options when mixing up your muesli…

 

1) The Standard Method: Add the fruit and old-fashioned oats to a bowl, pour in the milk, and let everything sit for 5-10 minutes, or until it reaches the perfect texture for your taste buds.

2) The Speedy Method: Same as the Standard, but use instant (quick-cooking) oats instead. Smaller and thinner than old-fashioned oats, the instant variety absorbs liquids faster, so it helps if you’re in a hurry!

3) The Plan-Ahead Method: The night before, add just the oats and milk to a bowl and leave them in the fridge while you sleep. Do NOT add the freeze-dried fruit! It softens much faster than the oats, and by morning, the berries will have disintegrated and turned your oats an unappetizing shade of gray. Stir the fruit into the overnight oats a few minutes before serving, and add another splash of milk if the oats absorbed rest to help the berries soften.

 

Triple Berry Muesli -- a healthy, clean-eating breakfast ready in just 1 minute! Packed with fiber to keep you full!

 

Whichever method you choose, this Triple Berry Muesli is bound to brighten your morning! The sweet berries and homey oats soften to the most comforting texture in just minutes, so you can mix up a bowl and be out the door (or glued to your computer screen) with a healthy and satisfying breakfast in your belly without waking up at the crack of dawn.

 

Triple Berry Muesli -- a healthy, clean-eating breakfast ready in just 1 minute! Packed with fiber to keep you full!

 

So go pour yourself a bowl and come back soon—I’m sharing my big blog news in just a few days!

 

Triple Berry Muesli -- a healthy, clean-eating breakfast ready in just 1 minute! Packed with fiber to keep you full!

 

Triple Berry Muesli

Yield: 1 serving

Triple Berry Muesli

This healthy breakfast comes together in just minutes! Feel free to make a big batch of the muesli and store in a large airtight container; simply scoop out about ½ of a cup to serve.

1/3 c oats (old-fashioned or instant; gluten-free if needed)
1 tbsp freeze-dried blueberries
1 tbsp freeze-dried raspberries
1 tbsp freeze-dried strawberries, broken into smaller chunks
milk, for serving

  1. Combine all of the ingredients in a small bowl. Pour milk over the top, and let the muesli sit for 3-10 minutes, depending on how soft you’d like it. Eat and enjoy!
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Comments

  1. Jessica says on March 15, 2014 at 7:36 am

    This is the perfect recipe for me! I’m starting a new job soon and will be having earlier starts than I’m used to so a quick, healthy breakfast that will keep me full is a must! Thanks for sharing! Jess X

    • Amy says on March 15, 2014 at 2:47 pm

      Congratulations on your new job Jessica! That’s really exciting; good for you! I hope the transition goes well for you, and I’m excited to hear what you think of the muesli. :)

  2. Ceara @ Ceara's Kitchen says on March 16, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    Love everything about this recipe! Muesli is super popular here (I’m currently living in Belgium) ! Looking forward to your exciting news :) It made me smile when you said how you squeeze in baking post-run because this is exactly what I do! One minute I’m running and the next I’m baking a healthy chocolate cake! :D Pinned!

    • Amy says on March 16, 2014 at 3:44 pm

      Thanks so much for the pin Ceara! :) That must be so fun to live in Belgium! I’d love to explore more of Europe; all of its history and old architecture fascinates me. And oh my goodness, if every one of my runs ended in baking healthy chocolate cakes, I’d be the happiest girl alive!

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  1. […] Unlike my mom’s traditional recipe, you actually prepare the wet ingredients first. This gives the chia seeds time to soak, soften, and thicken the mixture. They surprisingly provide most of the fiber—there’s a lot packed into those teensy tiny seeds! From what I’ve seen, chia seeds are cheapest at Trader Joe’s, and they’re perfect for sprinkling into oatmeal and muesli too. […]

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