Behind The Butter




Miraval Bircher Mueslix

Serves 8

2 cups housemade granola (recipe below)

3/4 cup peeled and chopped apples

3/4 cup peeled and chopped pears

1 cup nonfat plain yogurt

1/4 cup skim or soymilk

1/4 cup raisins

1 T honey

In a bowl, mix all ingredients except milk. Add milk for desired consistency. Serve cold.

**I’m adding here that you should soak this overnight so the granola can soak up all the liquid!

Housemade granola

Makes 11 cups

6 cups rolled oats

3 cups oat bran

1/4 cup pumpkin seeds

1/4 cup sunflower seeds

1 cup honey

1 vanilla bean, split in half with seeds scraped out

3 cups unsweetened apple juice

1/3 cup golden raisins

1/3 cup dried cherries

1/3 cup dried blueberries

1/3 cup chopped dried dates

Preheat the oven to 400. Spread out the rolled oats and oat bran evenly on two baking sheets. Toast for 5-8 minutes, or until golden.

On another baking sheet, spread out the pumpkin and sunflower seeds and toast for five minutes, or until lightly browned.

In a small saucepot, simmer the honey and vanilla seeds over low heat for five to seven minutes. In another pot, combine the apple juice and dried fruits. Simmer for about five minutes or until soft. Drain.

In a large bowl, combine the oat mixture, seeds and dried fruit. Stir in the warm honey and stir to coat the oat mixture as evenly as possible.

Spread the oat mixture evenly onto two baking sheets and bake for ten to fifteen minutes, or until golden brown, stirring every two minutes to prevent burning.

Cool granola completely and then store in an airtight container for up to one month.


I don’t know about y’all, but I’m rushing to the grocery store right now to get the ingredients to make this. Thank goodness!

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  • Angharad
    July 26, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    Homemade granola is about the best thing in the world so awesome that they gave you the recipe – and I’m agreeing that it’s all about the overnight soaking to get that muesli-ness (definitely a word) going on.

  • Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg
    July 26, 2010 at 1:16 pm

    Yum! Thanks for getting the official recipe!

  • Heather (Heather's Dish)
    July 26, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    HURRAY! thanks so much for the recipe! this is going to rock my face…

  • Jessica @ How Sweet
    July 26, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    I’m rushing too! That sounds delicious!

  • Laura-Ashley
    July 26, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    Mmmmm, looks SO good! Can’t wait to make it! Thanks 🙂

  • Beth @ Beth's Journey to Thin
    July 26, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    That looks incredible!!

  • Brittney
    July 26, 2010 at 1:31 pm

    I am totally making that granola sometime soon! Sounds awesome!

  • Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run]
    July 26, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    Nothing like homemade granola – that recipe sounds mm mm good!

  • lz
    July 26, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    that sounds so good! thank you for sharing the recipe; I will have to try it!

  • Exercise and Eat
    July 26, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    Thanks for sharing!

  • katie
    July 26, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    Yum! Thanks for posting. I hope they let you post more, like the chocolate cherry risotto!

    I know you have worked hard to get where you are, but that doesn’t mean I can’t still drool with jealousy over your trip right? 😉

  • elizabeth
    July 26, 2010 at 2:15 pm

    Thanks Jenna. This looks amazing. Do you have the nutritional information for these recipes?

  • Megan (Braise The Roof)
    July 26, 2010 at 2:32 pm

    Yum, I bet that’s totally worth the extra steps! Thanks for sharing the recipe 🙂

  • Dorry
    July 26, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    bookmarking now! I’ve gotta make this asap. Delish.

  • sarah
    July 26, 2010 at 2:33 pm

    looks like an excellent recipe for me to try!

  • MMiller
    July 26, 2010 at 2:37 pm

    Sounds awesome! I’ll have to half it and try it soon! It really looks amazing! Thanks to Miraval for letting you share!

  • Courtney (Delightful Devours)
    July 26, 2010 at 2:50 pm

    Hey thanks for the great recipe! Fabulous!

  • Lisa (bakebikeblog)
    July 26, 2010 at 2:51 pm

    YUM YUM YUM! I love making homemade granola. Come to think of it – my latest batch is almost finished so must make another one soon!!!

  • Chelsea (Chelsea's Chew and Run Fun)
    July 26, 2010 at 2:52 pm

    I’ve never made home made granola but this overwhelmingly awesome recipe might just push me to do it.

  • Meg
    July 26, 2010 at 3:01 pm


  • Suzanne de Cornelia
    July 26, 2010 at 3:05 pm

    Just the sort of thing I love. Thx!

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  • Anya @ Fitness & Sunshine
    July 26, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    What a lovely recipe, and it looks delicious! Thank you. 🙂

  • Stacey
    July 26, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    That sounds so good. I’m making some for sure.

  • Mom
    July 26, 2010 at 4:12 pm

    This will be your father’s breakfast as soon as I get the ingredients. Thanks!!

  • Annie@stronghealthyfit
    July 26, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    I put together a batch of muesli today, but it wasn’t as fancy as yours! I just use raw oats instead of granola. I LOVE muesli!

  • Kelly @ Healthy Living With Kelly
    July 26, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    I like how it says store for up to one month…um…yeah…this recipe might last all of about 1 day in my house!

  • Faith @ LovelyAsCharged
    July 26, 2010 at 4:44 pm

    I’ve been all about the granola lately – this looks fantastic!

  • Cynthia (It All Changes)
    July 26, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    Added to my “to make” list!

  • Camille
    July 26, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    I don’t even have words for how amazing this looks. No words.

  • Nora@LifeLifeEatRight
    July 26, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    I have been to the grocery store 7 times in the last 7 days. Is it bad that I want to make it 8 in 7 after seeing this post. I made your Chana Masala tonight…I feel like I owe you my first born. That might sound drastic, however; it was THAT good. Thank you!!

  • Dee
    July 26, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    thank you thank you thank you! evernoting this right now! 😉

  • in ten days
    July 26, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    i used to make granola all the time! it’s the best breakfast out there, imo. i need to get back to making some.

  • Rachael
    July 26, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    Making this! Even the word mueslix makes me smile!

  • Diana @ frontyardfoodie
    July 26, 2010 at 6:37 pm

    Yes! That looks like a hardcore granola recipe and I want to get me some!

  • marie @ marie would
    July 26, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    oh this looks so good. i can’t wait to whip up a batch, it seems like it can be a filling and (sorta?) inexpensive breakfast that will last a while. right? sorta cheap?

    • jenna
      July 26, 2010 at 9:52 pm

      hah! Couldn’t BELIEVE that dried blueberries cost me $9.99 today! But I guess considering how much final product you get, it’s “sorta cheap” and you could easily sub out the dried blueberries/cherries for a more affordable dried more raisins. Bleh

  • Katharine (MealMuse)
    July 26, 2010 at 9:51 pm

    Yummy. Homemade granola is seriously the bomb diggety. I just made a ginormous batch using a Molly Wizenberg recipe from Bon Appetit mag. Made it over two weeks ago and there’s still at least 5 more breakfast’s-worth. You should try unsweetened coconut in your next batch – it’s subtle but sweet addition 🙂

  • Carolyn
    July 27, 2010 at 4:57 am

    This looks amazing!! Question, though – how much would it alter the recipe if I left out the dried fruits? The rest of my family will just pick them out, so I’d rather save them for me to add on later…

  • Brittany
    July 27, 2010 at 6:04 am

    This granola sounds amazing. I want to get the stuff to make it tonight!

    Hope you are doing well Jenna!

  • Jil @ Peace, Love & Munchies
    July 27, 2010 at 9:26 am

    The granola sounds amazing – and the first picture…the fruit is just beautiful!

  • K
    July 27, 2010 at 10:54 am

    Um, that sounds amazing! I’m loving the fact that the granola is so healthy too. Definitely saving this recipe for the next time I go to make granola.

  • tonjatoi
    July 27, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    On a Norweigan Cruise Line ship in December I had Swiss Mueslix for the first time – OMG! I searched online seveal times for their recipe – never found one even close – I’ll def be giving this one a try. BIG THANKS!

  • Monica
    August 3, 2010 at 9:40 am

    Thanks for posting the recipe…it looks awesome! One question, do you think this would work well heated up? I love hot oatmeal with fruit in the mornings and am thinking this would be a great addition to breakfast!

  • Linda
    August 17, 2012 at 12:32 pm

    I’m curious about what is considered a serving size and what the nutritional values calculate? This looks so yummy, I tend to go overboard on portions sizes!
    Do you hve any info?