When I first discovered that muesli was just a fancy way of making oatmeal without having to cook it, I said, “Sign me up!” 

I find this dish to be comforting, even though it is not heated, because it combines beautiful seasonal colors and the creamy goodness of nut-milk to give you that same feeling of love you get from a bowl of cooked oatmeal.  Muesli is ideal for busy people because it can be made in five minutes.  We know that oats help us reduce cholesterol and that’s always important at this stage of life. The crunch nuts and creamy coconut milk will remind you that healthy food and comfort food can go hand in hand.  You can add type of dried or fresh fruit and nuts your heart desires. These are a few of my favorites because they make me think of the holidays. Sometimes I also top this with blackberries and pomegranate arils. Enjoy.

Total Time: 5 minutes
Prep Time: Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: n/a
Level: Easy
Serves: 2

Christmas Muesli










  • 1 c. rolled oats
  • 1/3 c. chopped hazelnuts
  • ½ c. dried cranberry
  • 2 T. pumpkin seeds
  • 4 T. agave nectar or more, to taste
  • 2 c. nut-based milk or more according to taste. I prefer coconut, but you can use almond, cashew or any other milk alternative


  1. Mix oats, nuts, cranberry and seeds in bowl. Stir to fully incorporate.
  2. Place mixture into bowls. Drizzle with agave nectar, add milk and enjoy.