Choco-Nutty Muesli

Do you call it muesli or granola? I’ve always said muesli. I think granola is more of an American thing. Either way, it tastes so good! You can of course buy this from the supermarket, but homemade is just as great as store bought (if not better).

Choco-nutty muesli and label printable

It’s also a great healthy snack to have on hand, a snack that fulfills your sweet craving whilst not being too bad for you. I decided to amp up my usual muesli recipe by making it chocolate! Yum!

Choco-Nutty Muesli

Choco-Nutty Muesli


  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • 1 cup coconut
  • 1 cup roughly chopped nuts
  • 1/2 cup rice bubbles
  • 1/3 cup cocoa/cacao
  • 1/2 cup milk (best to use a non animal milk, I used oat milk)
  • 1/3 cup oil
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • Opional
  • 1/4 cup chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup cacao nibs


Pre heat your oven to 160c. Place all the dry ingredients into a bowl. add in the wet ingredients and give it all a good mix. It’s best to mix it by hand, it’ll get messy but it’s worth it. Lay the mixture onto a baking paper lined tray (or 2 if you prefer) and bake. Check on the muesli every 5-10 minutes or so and give it a good toss to avoid any bits getting burnt. The muesli should be done after 30-40 minutes or until crispy. If you have the time, leave the muesli in the oven after turning it off, this will give the muesli more time to crisp up and dry.

Muesli and big mouth funnels

I won a pair Bigmouth funnels in an Instagram competition. Aren’t they great? All that muesli going straight in the jar. Their new purple/pink colours inspired me to make matching food tags, pictured above. These food labels are in PDF format, all you have to do is click here and hit print.

10 Comments on Choco-Nutty Muesli

  1. sarahjmir
    June 12, 2014 at 9:33 pm (5 years ago)

    Looks delicious!!! I want to make this so badly – you have 1/4 cup cacao nibs twice – so once is a must and twice is extra yum? 🙂

    • modestmunchies
      June 12, 2014 at 9:41 pm (5 years ago)

      Haha good catch, edited that out. I had it in the recipe, but decided it was best as an optional extra since most people probably don’t have cacao nibs lying around, plus it tastes just as good without it 😉 next time I’ll probably leave them out altogether and throw in some chocolate chips after baking instead! Now that would be extra yum 😉

      • sarahjmir
        June 12, 2014 at 10:25 pm (5 years ago)

        Sold and Sold 🙂 Btw I bought stuff to make your milk tart, wish me luck!

        • modestmunchies
          June 16, 2014 at 9:35 pm (5 years ago)

          Aww, yay! Hope it turns out well for you in shaa Allah. Let me know how it goes!

  2. Asmaa
    June 12, 2014 at 9:35 pm (5 years ago)

    As-Salaamu Alaykum ukhti,
    I call it muesli too cos I’m British! i’m intrigued by the ingredient rice bubbles is that another name for puffed rice?
    JazakAllahu Khair for sharing this homemade muesli recipe and i’m sure it’s healthier and tastier than store bought!

    • modestmunchies
      June 12, 2014 at 9:44 pm (5 years ago)

      WaAlaikumus Salaam. Good to know the Brits call it muesli too. Yes rice bubbles is the same as puffed rice 🙂 adds some extra crispy crunch.

  3. MyNinjaNaan
    June 17, 2014 at 9:59 am (5 years ago)

    I loveeeee homemade granola! This makes it even better by the addition of chocolate 😉 Sometimes I add some quinoa (if I have it) and it adds a little bit more crunch and nutrition 🙂 Love the tags!

    • modestmunchies
      June 17, 2014 at 10:08 pm (5 years ago)

      Me too! Will have to try quinoa next time. Do you use the flakes or just standard quinoa?

  4. aziza
    August 13, 2015 at 5:28 pm (4 years ago)

    Love your blog,new to it,in South Africa we also call it muesli, must be the British influence in our history of south Africa

    • modestmunchies
      August 23, 2015 at 8:34 pm (4 years ago)

      Haha, I know you call in it muesli in South Africa. I’m an ex-South African. Thank you for stopping by my blog 🙂


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