Swiss-Style Cereal (Muesli)

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“Need some fiber? Here ya go! This is great served for a nutritious breakfast with milk and/or fruit or you can pack it into small ziploc bags to pack for energy food on hiking trips. This is a flexible recipe...don't like dried currants? Use dried cranberries, etc.”
8 cups

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup whole filberts
  • 1 cup whole blanched almond
  • 3 cups quick-cooking rolled oats
  • 34 cup sweetened wheat germ
  • 1 cup dried currant
  • 23 cup finely chopped dried apricot
  • 34 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • milk (optional) or cream (optional)
  • fresh fruit (such as sliced bananas or strawberries or canned mandarin oranges) (optional)


  1. Spread the filberts on a rimmed baking sheet, and the almonds on another; bake in a 350° oven for 5-8 minutes, or until very lightly browned; shake pans occasionally.
  2. Let nuts cool; rub filberts in your hands to loosen as much of the brown exterior as possible, then blow or fan off the chaff, chop filberts and almonds coarsely (chop in a hand chopper, rather than a food processor, which may turn the nuts into butter!)
  3. Blend nuts with oats, wheat germ, currants, apricots, and sugar.
  4. Store in a tightly closed container at room temperature.
  5. Serve in bowls with milk or cream; top with fruit if you like or pack it up to take camping or back-packing!

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