Learn what makes granola and muesli different and some of the best ways to use both of these healthy oat-based products.
Granola and muesli are similar, but different products. They can both be healthy breakfast options, but there are a few key differences that make these two breakfast cereals different.
Muesli vs. Granola
Here are the main similarities and differences between these two breakfast treats:
When it comes to ingredients, there are a lot of similarities between muesli and granola. While some granolas are grain-free, most, like most mueslis, are made from oats.
In addition to oats, the ingredients for muesli and granola can vary widely. Here are some common ingredients in both:
- Nuts, especially walnuts, almonds, coconut and pecans
- Dried fruit, incluuding raisins, dates, and cherries
- Seeds like sunflower, pumpkin, chia and flax
Many granola recipes also include added sweeteners like honey, maple syrup, or sugar. They are also often made with oils like sunflower, canola and avocado oil. These are what give granola its crispy texture and golden-brown color.
How They’re Made
The biggest difference between granola and muesli comes down to how each is made. To make granola, all of the ingredients, including sweeteners and oils, are mixed together and baked. This creates clusters of oats, nuts and seeds. It also adds the crispy crunch to granola.
Muesli, on the other hand, is left in its natural state. In particular, at MuMu Muesli, we do very little to alter our organic ingredients. After all, we’ve taken the time to select the best-tasting and most nutritious oats, fruit, nuts and seeds, and we want you to enjoy their wonderful flavor!
How to Use Granola and Muesli
You can serve granola and muesli in similar ways. Muesli’s signature soft texture, however, makes it better suited to turn into a creamy, spoonable pudding. By adding milk and letting your muesli soak overnight, you’ll have a delicious chilled porridge to enjoy in the morning. You can also heat muesli for a creamy hot cereal, or sprinkle it over yogurt. In fact, you can even cook with MuMu Muesli. Here’s how to make granola bars with our muesli.
Because granola is already cooked, it wants to maintain its crisp texture and won’t turn into the same fluffy and creamy pudding texture. However, crispy granola does add a nice crunch to yogurt or milk for breakfast.