For many years now I have always started my day with a bowl of muesli. For me there is no better weekday breakfast than a bowl of fruit, topped with yoghurt and muesli. However when I first came to Korea, finding a good and nutritious breakfast was rather difficult. All the cereal that you could buy easily was full of sugar, and muesli was very hard to find. Times have changed since then and muesli is more widely available, you can buy the Tesco brand at Homeplus and they even have Dorset Cereal at the Foreign Food Mart in Itaewon. However I started making my own a while back now and haven’t looked back since. As well as being much healthier,  it’s cheaper and tastier too.  Not just a bag of oats with a few raisins thrown in for good measure.


300g of oats

100g of bran/wheat flakes (i-Herb / High Street market)

100g of pumpkin seeds

100g of raisins

100g of sliced almonds

75g of other mixed nuts (optional)

75g of prunes

75g of dried apricots


Chop up the prunes and apricots into small pieces. Then measure out all of your other ingredients and mix together in a large bowl. Store in an air tight container. Serve on top or fruit and yoghurt or just with milk. Voilà an easy, healthy, and cheap breakfast.




13 comments on “Homemade Muesli”

  1. One of the most difficult things I had to do upon coming to Korea was leave behind all of my Muesli. 5 months later, I found not one, but TWO different flavors in an Emart in Suwon.

    This is an awesome idea for the day when Emart just abruptly stops selling it. Thanks for posting it!

    • No problem, I am a major muesli fan too. I still miss All bran though. I always used to put it in my muesli at home but have never managed to find it anywhere in Asia except in hotels. Hopefully one day they will have it here.

  2. I’d really like to start my morning off healthy with some muesli but I have a question… can I just use regular ‘old fashioned rolled oats’ for something like this? Or would I need to cook/boil them, or buy precooked ones? I’m not really down with the oats business!

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