Muesli with Cranberries and Flaxseed

Muesli, the German word for "mixture," typically refers to a breakfast cereal of grains, dried fruit, and nuts. A hearty breakfast like this—full of heart-healthy fats, whole grains, calcium- and protein-rich yogurt, and dried fruits—will help you stay full all morning.

Yield: 6 servings
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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 421
  • Calories from fat: 0.0%
  • Fat: 12.4g
  • Saturated fat: 2.2g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 4.8g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 4.3g
  • Protein: 19.5g
  • Carbohydrate: 62.4g
  • Fiber: 6.6g
  • Cholesterol: 7mg
  • Iron: 3.5mg
  • Sodium: 162mg
  • Calcium: 457mg


  • 2 cups regular oats
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup wheat germ
  • 1/3 cup ground flaxseed
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups 1% low-fat milk
  • 3 tablespoons slivered almonds, toasted
  • 3 tablespoons chopped pecans, toasted
  • 3 tablespoons pumpkinseed kernels, toasted
  • 3 cups plain fat-free yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup


  1. 1. Combine first 7 ingredients in a large bowl; pour milk over mixture, stirring to combine. Cover and chill 3 hours or overnight.
  2. 2. Combine nuts and pumpkinseed kernels in a small bowl. Spoon 3/4 cup oat mixture into each of 6 bowls. Top each serving with 1/2 cup yogurt; sprinkle each serving with 1 1/2 tablespoons nut mixture, and drizzle with 1 teaspoon maple syrup.
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