Thoroughly Modern Muesli

This recipe began life as traditional Swiss muesli, with plain yogurt and honey, but as always happens, somebody (me) had to come along and try to make it better…

Swiss muesli calls for cereal, apple, and plain yogurt, and sometimes, honey.

This recipe swaps out the yogurt for Greek yogurt, giving it more protein and a bit more of a tangy flavor.

The honey is replaced with agave nectar, which still lends some sweetness to it all, but in a more subtle manner.

(I actually just made all that up to try and sound sophisticated but the great thing about this recipe is it tastes great whether you’re sophisticated or not.)

How to make it

This is quite possibly the easiest recipe I will ever publish.

Take a red apple, remove the stem, the seeds, and the core, and then pulse the apple in a food processor. (Or use a chef’s knife to chop it into very, very small pieces.)

Put the muesli, yogurt, and agave nectar in a bowl, then add the apple, and stir until everything is well combined.

That’s essentially all there is to it. Theoretically, you could eat the contents of that bowl and be completely satisfied.

However, I find it’s best to let it sit a while, and let the flavors comingle.

Sometimes if I’m in a rush, I’ll let it sit for 15 minutes or so, but for best results, I recommend letting it sit overnight in the refrigerator. Then in the morning, just give it a quick stir, and it’s ready to go.

Why I like this recipe

Does it count if I say I like this one better because I created it? #askingforafriend

But really, I like it better because of the flavors I get from the agave nectar and the Greek yogurt.

(Also, I tend to use Greek yogurt in more recipes than I do traditional plain yogurt, so there’s that to consider.)

As with all recipes, it ultimately comes down to taste. While I enjoy Swiss muesli, I’ve found that this variation simply tastes better.

So go ahead and make it tonight! And then come back tomorrow, and let me know how you like it.

Thoroughly Modern Muesli

A modern take on a timeless classic
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 2


  • 1 red apple honeycrisp is best but any apple will do
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup muesli
  • 2 Tbsp agave nectar


  • In a small bowl combine yogurt, muesli, and agave nectar.
  • Cut the apple into chunks; remove the seeds and the core and place apple in a food processor. Pulse 5-6 times, add to muesli mix and stir to combine.
  • Cover and let sit at least 15 minutes. For best results, refrigerate overnight.

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