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Muesli for Weight Gain - Is Muesli Good For Weight Gain?

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Dr. Sanjeev Kumar SinghAyurvedic Doctor • 15 Years Exp.BAMS
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Over 40 percent of the total population is overweight or obese. There are, however, some of them who are very skinny and no matter how healthy their dietary habits are, they don’t gain a single kilo of weight.

To increase your weight, you need to keep a check on the calories in your diet. Consume an extra 300 to 500 calories per day that comes from proteins, fat and carbohydrates.

Breakfast is the right time to add extra calories for weight-gain diets. People consume sugary foods and other unhealthy diets to gain weight but often lead to giving birth to some kinds of health problems. Here we will discuss how you can increase your weight by eating muesli.

Muesli benefits for Weight Gain

This cereal is an uncooked mixture that contains nuts, fruits, seeds, grains, and oats. You can consume it with full cream cold/hot milk or creamy yogurt to gain weight. Muesli is commonly found in pancakes, pieces of bread, and cookies. Muesli is rich in fiber and filled with whole grains that provide long-lasting energy in the body.

How to eat muesli for weight gain?

Some of the muesli recipes for weight gain during breakfast are mentioned below:

  1. Fruit and Oat Muesli


    • 1 cup of quick-cooking oats
    • 2/3 cup milk
    • 2/3 cup plain yogurt
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 2/3 cup of fresh orange juice
    • 1 teaspoon of honey
    • 1 1/2 cups grated peeled red-skinned apples
    • 1 cup chopped raw almonds
    • 3 cups chopped fresh fruits (such as prune, figs, pears, and peeled oranges)


    • Mix oats, milk, yogurt and vanilla extracts in a large bowl
    • Keep it for 5 minutes to soften oats
    • Mix honey and orange juice in another bowl
    • Stir grated apples, almonds, and chopped fruits
    • Mix the fruit mixture into oats mixture
    • Cover it and let it cool
    • You can now enjoy the delicious taste of fruits and oats muesli breakfast and gain weight naturally.
  2. Toasted Pumpkin Muesli to Gain Weight


    • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
    • 1/2 cup raw pumpkin seeds
    • 1/2 cup raw almonds (or other nuts of your choice)
    • 1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
    • 3 Tbsp hemp seeds
    • 2 Tbsp chia seeds (optional)
    • 1/4 cup dried fruit
    • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
    • 1/4 tsp pumpkin pie spice

    For serving


    • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees
    • Spread oats, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, almonds into an even layer
    • Don’t put roasted nuts into the microwave
    • Bake it for 10 to 15 minutes until it turns golden brown
    • Remove from oven and let it cool
    • Mix it all in a large bowl
    • Add all the remaining ingredients like hemp seeds, chia seeds, dried fruits, pumpkin pie spice into the bowl and mix it well
    • Serve this muesli with full cream milk and creamy yogurt
    • You can also mix some fruits with muesli which is helpful in gaining weight
    • Enjoy the yummilicious toasted pumpkin muesli 
  3. Toasted Oat and Coconut Recipe


    • 4 cups old-fashioned oats
    • 1 cup unsweetened coconut flakes (if all you have is sweetened coconut, that’s fine too)
    • 1 cup coarsely chopped dry roasted almonds
    • 1 cup dried cranberries (or any dried fruit you like)
    • 1 cup coarsely chopped candied ginger
    • 1/4 cup chia seeds
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 teaspoon freshly grated nutmeg
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt

    To Serve:

    • Blueberries
    • Cold almond milk
    • Maple syrup


    • Preheat the oven at 350 degrees F.
    • Place oats and coconut on the baking sheet in the oven
    • Let them microwave for 5 to 7 minutes until it turns golden brown
    • Later remove from the microwave and let them cool
    • Mix oats, coconut, cranberries, chia seeds, spice and salts in a large bowl
    • Keep the mixture in the airtight containers
    • Serve the muesli with the full cream hot/cold milk or yogurt
    • You can add some fruits like blueberries, figs, banana as a topping
    • Drizzle with maple syrup and enjoy the tasty muesli recipe for weight gain.
  4. Apple Muesli with Goji Berries to Gain Weight Naturally


    • 2 cups of rolled oats
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
    • 1/2 cup almonds
    • 1 cup dried apple (chopped)
    • 1/2 cup apple sauce
    • 2 tablespoon maple syrup
    • 1/2 cup dried goji berries
    • 3/4 cup bran


    • Preheat the oven at 180 degrees F.
    • Place oats, cinnamon, almonds, dried apple in a large mixing bowl
    • Drizzle the apple sauce and maple syrup
    • Mix well to coat
    • Bake the mixture for 30 minutes (remember to stir after every 10 minutes)
    • Later, remove the mixture from the oven and let it cool
    • Serve the muesli adding creamy yogurt or milk with the topping of goji berries
    • Enjoy these delicious recipes of muesli which will not only enhance your taste buds but will also help in gaining weight in a healthy way. You can try many other luscious recipes (apart from the above mentioned) which are easy to make.
    • So, its time to replace your regular boring breakfast with these mouth-watering muesli recipes.
    • To kill your immediate hunger-cravings, muesli is the best option you can have.

Update From Lybrate: Ready-to eats meals, available at Lybrate, are all you need to store in your cupboard. Ready to Eat Products are easy to make but also keeps a check on your overall health.


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