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Move over, granola! For a quick-and-wholesome breakfast, VT staffers munch on muesli—a hearty mix of oats, nuts, seeds, and dried fruits.
Dorset Cereals Fruit, Nut & Fiber Muesli Toasted, lightly sweetened oat and wheat flakes perk up this kid-friendly option. Other ingredient standouts: roasted hazelnuts and coconut. ($5.29/11.46 oz., dorsetcereals.com)
Bob’s Red Mill Old Country Style Muesli A classic blend, this fiber-rich muesli packs in plenty of whole grains (wheat, barley, rye, oats). Look for Bob’s Red Mill’s tasty gluten-free version too. ($4.69/18 oz., bobsredmill.com)
Eden Organic Cinnamon Müesli This organic, cinnamon-y goodie satisfies with just the right balance of chewy wild blueberries and crunchy pumpkin and sunflower seeds. ($8.45/17.6 oz., edenfoods.com)
4 Ways to Enjoy Muesli
1. Simmer in hot water and eat like oatmeal.
2. Add your favorite milk; eat immediately or soak overnight.
3. Sprinkle over plain yogurt for a healthful parfait.
4. Use in baked goods such as cookies, muffins, and crumbles.