muesli

noun
mues·​li | \ ˈmyüs-lē How to pronounce muesli (audio) , ˈmyüz- How to pronounce muesli (audio) \

Definition of muesli

: a breakfast cereal of Swiss origin consisting of rolled oats, nuts, and fruit

Examples of muesli in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Choices included wild berry granola, Bircher muesli, fruit salad and an apple Danish, as well as egg with smoky bacon, poached eggs and ancient grains, or an egg white omelet with balsamic herb tomatoes, kale and portobello mushrooms. Los Angeles Times, "How many meals were served on that 19-hour flight? Fewer than you’d think," 23 Oct. 2019 Gluten-free options include homemade granola with yogurt and fruit and a berry chia pudding with quinoa and nut butter muesli. Karin Eldor, Condé Nast Traveler, "10 Best Brunches in Montreal," 6 Aug. 2018 Make muesli with raw oats or bake them with coconut oil, nuts and honey to create granola. Ashleigh Spitza, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Oats get your day off to a nutritious, filling start," 9 Jan. 2018 Recipes include muesli, banana yogurt, buckwheat pancakes, health club sandwiches, golden grain salad, herb and chicken burgers, dressings, and even pizza and desserts such as strawberry cheesecake and summer pudding. Indianapolis Star, "Fitness Food eCookbook," 28 Mar. 2018 Serve the muesli cold directly from its overnight stay in the fridge, or give it a brief visit to the microwave to add some warmth. Terri Milligan, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Spread the love: Nutella is a chocolaty kiss of bliss for your valentine (or you)," 2 Feb. 2018 Add to all that, in my room there’s a yoga mat in the closet, a butler call button on the desk, Floris of London toiletries in the bathroom, and the best Bircher muesli of my life on the breakfast menu. Vogue, "Karen Walker Takes London, From Champagne at Buckingham Palace to Bicycling in Hyde Park," 28 Feb. 2018 The bowls skew sweet, like muesli with hibiscus-poached pear for breakfast, or savory, the veg sprinkled with buzz ingredients like sumac and black sesame. Belle Cushing, Bon Appetit, "How to Eat Healthyish in Paris," 10 May 2017 This muesli keeps well for a week in the refrigerator. Donna Erickson / Creative Parenting, Twin Cities, "Donna Erickson: Stir up ready-to-eat muesli for easy breakfasts all week long," 13 Jan. 2017

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First Known Use of muesli

1939, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for muesli

borrowed from Swiss German Müesli, diminutive of Mues "soft food, mush, pulp," going back to Old High German muos, going back to West Germanic *mōsa- "food, soft food" (whence Old Saxon, Old English & Old Frisian mōs "food, prepared food"), probably from *mōt-, lengthened grade derivative of *mati- "food" + a suffixal -t- — more at meat

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“Muesli.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/muesli. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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