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"Müesli" Oatmeal or How to Sweeten Up a Bowl of Steel Cut Oats

Chef Norbert
The original recipe contained oats, apples, and almonds or hazelnuts. Over time, people have added additional ingredients to this mixture and even serve mix-your-own muesli for breakfast with containers of seeds, grains, and dried fruit set out on the table or buffet.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine Swiss
Servings 4 people
Calories 446 kcal

Recommended Equipment

1 Sauce Pan 1.5 Qt
1 Food Processor
1 High Heat Spatula


Ingredients for oatmeal

  • 3 cups water
  • 1 cup coconut milk
  • 1 cup steel cut oats
  • 1/4 tsp salt

Ingredients for Müesli mix:

  • 1/4 cup walnut pieces
  • 1/4 cup macadamia nuts
  • 1/4 cup goji berries
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon ground
  • 1 each apple cored skin on


Blend nuts and seeds

  • Place the nuts, seeds and cored apple into your food processor. Add the vanilla extract and the cinnamon. Pulse the mixture until you reach your desired consistency. Be careful not to over blend.
    1/4 tsp salt, 1/4 cup walnut, 1/4 cup pumpkin seeds, 1/4 cup sunflower seeds, 1/4 tsp vanilla extract, 1 each apple cored, 1/4 tsp cinnamon

Cook oatmeal

  • In a large saucepan, combine the water, coconut milk and salt. Stir the oats into the simmering water/milk mixture. Reduce the heat to medium low and simmer gently for about 30 minutes, to desired consistency, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat and allow to stand for a few minutes. 
    3 cups water, 1 cup coconut milk, 1/4 tsp salt, 1 cup steel cut oats


  • Portion oatmeal into bowls, serve with "Müesli" topping and enjoy. Add seasonal fresh berries to the oatmeal to kick it up a notch.

Chef Notes

Because oats have a higher fat content than other grains, they go rancid more easily. For that reason, whether you’re buying oat groats, steel-cut oats, rolled oats, or oat bran, buy in smaller quantities and store these foods in the refrigerator.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 446kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 13g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 6g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Sodium: 163mg | Potassium: 275mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 1g

Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate

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