*This tart cherry ginger muesli recipe was developed in partnership with the Cherry Marketing Institute.

These breakfast yogurt bowls are topped with a tart cherry ginger muesli.

Loaded with oats, almonds, cacao nibs, ginger, dried tart cherries and warm spices. With a swirl of cherry sauce, it’s a tasty and nutritious way to start the day. 
These breakfast yogurt bowls are topped with a tart cherry ginger muesli. Loaded with oats, almonds, cacao nibs, ginger, dried tart cherries and warm spices. With a swirl of cherry sauce, it's a tasty and nutritious way to start the day.

I feel like we just don’t do muesli enough in this country. I mean, do you ever see it on menus anywhere or hotel breakfast spreads?

No.

Oatmeal reigns supreme in these parts but go to Europe and muesli is everywhere.

Actually, in the Caribbean too which is where I got the idea for this strawberry lemon overnight muesli.

Tart Cherry Ginger Muesli is like a lazy man's oatmeal. All the tasty ingredients, none of the work!
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I don’t quite get it either because muesli is basically the lazy man’s oatmeal and we all know American’s love to be lazy.

It’s all the elements of a good bowl of oats but uncooked, allowing you to do with it as you please.

Want to cook it up as oatmeal? Go right ahead!

Want to sprinkle it on top of a bowl of yogurt or cottage cheese for a higher protein meal? That works too!

Either way, having a jar of premixed muesli on hand is never a bad thing for breakfasts in a hurry.

Enjoy this tart cherry ginger muesli over cherry swirled yogurt bowls for an easy, nutritious breakfast.
Fruity, hearty, nutritious and tasty, these tart cherry yogurt bowls are the perfect start to your day for a sweet take on breakfast.

This tart cherry ginger muesli pretty much puts together everything I’d add to my dream bowl of oatmeal: sweet and tangy dried Montmorency (tart) cherries, little bits of candied ginger, warm spices like cinnamon and cardamom, cacao nibs for crunch, sliced almonds for some healthy, buttery fats and of course, oats.

Every bite is as texturally diverse as it is flavor-wise.

Could you sprinkle this generously over a plain bowl of yogurt? Absolutely.

But why not accompany that with a quick tart cherry sauce (like in these chocolate cherry steel cut oats) too for a double punch of flavor and nutritional benefits?

When you're craving sweet for breakfast but still want something healthy and nutritious, these tart cherry ginger muesli yogurt bowls are perfect!

Montmorency cherries have long been known for their potential anti-inflammatory properties and helpfulness in aiding in muscle soreness recovery from exercise.

Coupled with ginger, an ingredient also known to help reduce inflammation, this tart cherry ginger muesli is perfect for any athlete looking to reap all the recovery benefits possible from their breakfast whether it’s marathon running or high-intensity CrossFit workouts!

Quick and easy, packed with nutritious tart cherries, oats, almonds, cacao nibs and ginger, there's so much to love about these tart cherry ginger muesli yogurt bowls!

And, in one tasty as heck way.

They’re also a natural sleep aid since they help bolster the production of melatonin in the body so if you’re not popping one of these tart cherry gummies before bed you can also indulge in a small bowl of this muesli instead!

Love this Tart Cherry Ginger Muesli recipe?

Don’t miss these other tart cherry breakfast options too!
Tart Cherry Chocolate Granola
Tart Cherry Oat Waffles
Slow Cooker Chocolate Cherry Steel Cut Oatmeal

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Tart Cherry Ginger Muesli

Servings: 6 servings
Prep: 15 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
These breakfast yogurt bowls are topped with a tart cherry ginger muesli. Loaded with oats, almonds, cacao nibs, ginger, dried tart cherries and warm spices. With a swirl of cherry sauce, it's a tasty and nutritious way to start the day. 
These breakfast yogurt bowls are topped with a tart cherry ginger muesli. Loaded with oats, almonds, cacao nibs, ginger, dried tart cherries and warm spices. 

Ingredients 

For the muesli:

  • 3/4 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup dried tart cherries
  • 1/4 cup sliced almonds
  • 2 tablespoons cacao nibs
  • 1 tablespoon chopped candied ginger
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cardamom
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

For the tart cherry sauce:

  • 1/2 cup frozen Montmorency tart cherries, (thawed)
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch or tapioca starch
  • 1 tablespoon Montmorency tart cherry juice

Instructions 

For the muesli:

  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl and toss together. Serve over plain yogurt with tart cherry sauce recipe below.

For the tart cherry sauce:

  • Add the tart cherries and any accumulated juices from thawing to a small sauce pot with the lemon juice. Bring to a boil then simmer over medium-low heat for about 5-7 minutes until reduced and thickened.
  • Mix the cornstarch/tapioca starch in the tart cherry juice in a small bowl. Once dissolved, add it to the sauce pot with the cherries and stir until thickened. Remove from heat and serve with muesli in a yogurt bowl.

Nutrition

Serving: 1SERVINGCalories: 124kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 3gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 92mgFiber: 3gSugar: 4g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
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12 Comments

  1. And to think I was the only one who thought cherry and ginger were a match made in heaven! Love this combo, looking forward to trying this after my workout.

  2. My boyfriends mom makes a huge batch of muesli every week and she always give us some when we visit her. It’s way better than oatmeal!

  3. You had me at tart cherry ~ it’s always been one of my favorite flavors…and who can resist a great muesli? ~ I’m on this one!

  4. I’m loving that tart cherry sauce Gina. And I love the spices you’ve used in the muesli. Getting this on our breakfast menu soon!

  5. ” Loaded with oats, almonds, cacao nibs, ginger, dried tart cherries and warm spices. With a swirl of cherry sauce…” <— ummmmmmm yeah. I'll take all the bowls please :)

  6. Absolutely stunning! I love that cherries aren’t just good for you, delicious, and easy to use, but my goodness, they are so beautiful!

  7. I am a total sucker for anything and everything ginger and the same for cherries. This is especially true of those awesome Michigan cherries. I can imagine keeping a jar of this in the van for post work-out munching!