Being Frugal,  Recipes,  Vegetarian Recipes

DIY Muesli

My kid loves muesli.

No, you read that right: my kid loves muesli.

“I don’t know,” she says. “I just like it.”

That’s all well and good but damn, a serious muesli habit can be expensive.  Our local supermarket sells it for $5.79/pound — and that’s the cheapest one they have.

Muesli is so simple to make… provided you can find its ingredients. In my case, I already had rolled oats but I could not find any other flaked/rolled grain nearby.

Fortunately, my supermarket carries a small selection of Bob’s Red Mill products, where I found their 5-Grain Rolled Cereal (rolled whole wheat, rye, oats, flaxseed, barley, and triticale).

What you see on the right is:

a 16-ounce package of 5-Grain Rolled Cereal
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup date pieces
2T flax seeds

The next time I make a batch, I’ll get the exact weight of the finished product, but I’m pretty sure this comes in under $3/pound.

I think I might make it with almonds or maybe sunflower seeds next time, just to boost its protein content a little, but you could feel free to add… well, anything you like: brown sugar, other dried fruits, different seeds, whatever!


  • Lola

    That’s a good idea! I, too, have enjoyed muesli since I was a child. But I’m not a fan of the raisins so much, so I like the idea of making it myself and leaving them out :o)