Friday, June 29, 2012

How to Eat Muesli

Muesli (pronounced as myoos-lee) is a popular breakfast in other countries, especially in the west, but not here in the Philippines. Filipinos eat rice three times a day, basically giving no room for oatmeal except during snacks or when in diet.

Muesli was first introduced by a Swiss physician Maximilian Bircher-Benner for patients in his hospital where a diet rich in fresh fruit and vegetables was an essential part of therapy. (source: wikipedia) Traditional way of eating muesli is with juice but because of our familiarity with cereal and oatmeal, which is eaten with milk, many people thought it has to be eaten that way. I for one got it all wrong at first. However, I discovered something delicious too, which I'm going to reveal later on.

The dried muesli consist of rolled oats, cornflakes, seeds, nuts and dried fruits. I bought mine from a German deli shop for Php250. I think you can also find it in the imported section at the supermarket.

The original muesli recipe requires soaking the rolled oats. Then, adding lemon juice, condense milk or cream, grated apples and topped with nuts.  

The modern way of eating muesli is to first mix it either with milk, yogurt, coffee, hot chocolate, fruit juice, or even plain water.

So, going back to what I discovered--I found out that soaking muesli with cream and condense milk and putting it in the chiller for like an hour or two makes it taste heavenly.


  1. Hi! Do you know where I can buy muesli here in manila? like sm supermarket, robinsons supermarket? Thanks and God bless.. :)

    1. Hello Clarice! I sent you an email earlier. I was having trouble with Blogspot earlier, it won't let me post a comment on my own blog LOL. Thanks for dropping by.

  2. Hello, May I ask where is the German deli shop you've mentioned? I researched it but I failed. Thanks a bunch! xoxo

    1. Hi! I'm referring to Sankt Adelheid's Gasthof Cafe Deli. If my memory serves right, they moved their location from Balibago to Nepo in Angeles City. You may check my previous blog post on


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