muesli slice and cheats bircher muesli

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It’s been a while between recipes so I have two easy ones for you. And they are healthy. With the weather getting cooler I just have to share one of my favourite breakfasts. My cheats bircher muesli. Now this is a bit of a no-brainer and doesn’t need it’s own recipe card. BUT it is just so perfect for the weather we’re having right now. It’s really filling and really healthy and I rediscovered it when I was trying to lose the weight after having emerson. It can fill me up until lunchtime or mid morning and is so easy

Just take about 1/3- 1/2 cup of untoasted muesli. I used Woolworths Select Apricot, Almond and Date Wholesome Muesli.  Place in a bowl. Cover with just a bit more boiling water than is needed to cover the muesli. Place a plate over the top of your bowl and leave for 10 minutes. I use this time to jump in the shower, grab a cup of coffee or make lunches. Remove the plate and make sure all of the water is absorbed. Give it a good stir. Leave the plate off for a minute to cool down then add a big spoonful of yoghurt. Enjoy. Its the nuts and fruits that really make this one a winner.

Now my next favourite recipe using muesli is a lunchbox and morning tea winner. It is actually the real reason we keep muesli in the house…………to make muesli bars. The kids can help you stir all the ingredients together and their favourite job is also pressing the mixture down into the tin with wet hands. Definitely a fun job to save for the kids as they love getting their hands in there. Please, please, please make sure that you use a nut free version of muesli if these are going to school or a children’s party.

The mixture tastes great too according to my assistant, Elodie. I don’t think I could do a recipe without  a ‘helper’  in the kitchen

Woolworths Select have just released a  range of Wholesome Mueslis that come in a variety of flavours for different tastes. And they are well priced too. Anyone who does the grocery shop knows that you can pay an arm and a leg for cereals these days. And judging by this photo it looks like I won’t be needing to buy muesli for a while. We are well stocked here.

We tasted all of the flavours and decided that Retro daddy’s favourite was the Original Toasted with honey & cinnamon. I also loved this one and thought to myself that it would be great sprinkled over some natural yoghurt for a healthy snack. I’m more of a natural muesli kind of lady so my favourite was the Apricot, Almond and Date because I just adore nuts in my muesli. And the Low Fat Untoasted will be my favourite when summer rolls around and I think about getting into shape.

The great thing about muesli is that you don’t need to do anything fancy with it and it’s a quick and healthy breakfast. And why not just have it with yoghurt for a snack or quick breakfast on the run. Not that I’m going to run out the door with one of my good glasses and silverware but just pop it in a little container and you’re off.

So keep an eye out for the Woolworths Select range of muesli next time you’re at Woolworths (in the cereal aisle of course) and work out your favourite flavour. And tell me how you eat muesli at your house or your best Bircher muesli recipe!

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easy muesli slice
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Recipe type: Baking
Serves: 16
What you'll need
  • 3 cups Woolworths Select Muesli
  • 125g butter, chopped
  • 2-3Tbsp golden syrup
  • 1Tbsp Vanilla extract/essence
  1. Place muesli into a large mixing bowl.
  2. In a saucepan melt the butter and golden syrup over a low-medium heat and stir a few times. As soon as the butter has melted remove from the heat.
  3. Stir butter mixture into the muesli and combine with the vanilla.
  4. Tip into a lined square/rectangular tin and press down well with wet hands. It's really important that it's pressed in.
  5. Bake in a preheated 180C/350F oven for about 30 minutes. The centre will be soft but the top will be golden brown. Be careful that it doesn't burn.
  6. Leave pan to cool on wire rack (leaving the slice in the tin) then place tin in fridge for at least 30 minutes. Slice and enjoy.
  7. The slice will be soft at first so it's best to leave it to cool well and then enjoy.



  1. Simone Bell says:

    Our fav is melt 60g butter, 1/3 cup brown sugar and 1/4cup honey add 1/2 tsp vanilla, 2 cups muesli and 1 cup rice bubbles. Sprinkle 1/2 cup choc chips on top and press down. Refrigerator to set.

  2. Thanks for another great looking recipe Corrie. I’m in the final weeks of my pregnancy and trying to eat healthy and keep up my energy through out the day as I have a 17 month old girl to keep me busy. Will be trying this one. Thanks

  3. looks very tasty and more importantly very easy


  4. Thanks for the recipe and for the reminder about the nuts – as a mum of a boy with life-threatening peanut and nut allergies I really really appreciate it!

    • I still remember the first time I took brownies to church playgroup, they had walnuts in them and I couldn’t bring them out as it was the after school club too. From that day on when Keira was a baby I’ve always been careful:)
      thank you for saying that Libby, we all have to be so careful

  5. I usually buy the muesli that has the lowest sugar levels in it (the no frills label, with no fruit) from woolies.

    It’s funny that most people think muesli is ‘healthy’ – and opt for a no fat version when ‘on a diet’ or ‘when summer rolls around’ – however it’s actually low sugar we should be looking for – and looking for under 5g per 100g. I’d be interested to see the sugar levels in these new “Wholesome Mueslis” from Woolworths.

  6. Justine says:

    I make my own museli with rolled oats, crushed up weetbix, cornflakes, wheatgerm, coconut, brown sugar!, an assortment of nuts and dried fruits and toasted in the oven. Delicious!

  7. Thanks for the great muslei slice recipe,with both my kids at school I am always looking for yummy lunchbox fillers and this one looks perfect!

  8. I just made this recipe with macro 5 grain porridge and puffed rice and topped with a little natural yoghurt icing. This was the muesli with the lowest sugar content that i could find and this make a very yummy almost sugar free muesli bar which got the thumbs up around here! Next time i will add some coconut for some extra flavour

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