Fresh Muesli with Apples, Currants, and Toasted Almonds

Fresh Muesli with Apples, Currants, and Toasted Almonds
Viviane Bauquet Farre


  • 2 Cups  rolled oats
  • 1/2 Cup  currants or raisins
  • 1 1/2 Cup  milk
  • 1 1/4 Cup  nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 Cup  honey or maple syrup
  • medium-sized Gala, Braeburn, Fuji or other firm-fleshed apples, cored
  • 1/4 Cup  lemon juice
  • 1/3 Cup  slivered almonds
  • 2 Cups  berries

Did you know that the dry muesli that comes in a box bears no resemblance whatsoever to the fresh muesli you can make from scratch?

If you've never tasted fresh, homemade muesli, you owe it to yourself to try this recipe.

The heart of fresh muesli is rolled oats soaked in milk. (I love to add currants to the oats for the delicate sweetness they release.) Once they've absorbed the milk, you'll coarsely grate loads of snappy apples and add them to the mix, along with yogurt, honey, and a generous splash of lemon juice.

The lemon juice is a critical ingredient here. It brightens the flavors and brings a needed counterpoint to the sweetness of the fruits and honey. So don’t be tempted to skimp.

Serve it with seasonal berries and toasted almonds, and you have a muesli that's not only nutritious, it's also light and absolutely delicious.

What a perfect way to start your day!


Place the oats and currants in a large bowl. Add the milk, stir, and let stand at room temperature until the grains have absorbed all of the liquid, about 30 minutes.

Add the yogurt and honey to the oat mixture. Coarsely grate the apples with a box grater. Add to the oat mixture with the lemon juice and stir until well blended. Set aside.

Heat a small heavy-bottomed frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the almonds and constantly stir or shake the pan until they become golden, about 2 minutes.

Transfer to a bowl to cool. Spoon the muesli into breakfast bowls. Top with the berries, sprinkle with the toasted almonds, and serve.


Calories per serving:

513 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Fiber, Low Sodium

Daily value:



  • Fat 40g 61%
  • Carbs 398g 133%
  • Saturated 10g 50%
  • Fiber 48g 193%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 242g
  • Monounsaturated 16g
  • Polyunsaturated 9g
  • Protein 47g 93%
  • Cholesterol 37mg 12%
  • Sodium 187mg 8%
  • Calcium 717mg 72%
  • Magnesium 430mg 107%
  • Potassium 3,014mg 86%
  • Iron 13mg 70%
  • Zinc 10mg 65%
  • Phosphorus 1,329mg 190%
  • Vitamin A 187µg 21%
  • Vitamin C 56mg 94%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 89%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 2mg 99%
  • Niacin (B3) 6mg 32%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 54%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 143µg 36%
  • Vitamin B12 2µg 27%
  • Vitamin D 5µg 1%
  • Vitamin E 12mg 59%
  • Vitamin K 73µg 91%
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