Muesli cookies recipe

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Who says you can't have cookies for breakfast? These muesli cookies are packed with dried fruits, cinnamon and ginger to help kick start your day right

Preparation Time15 mins
Cooking Time10 mins
Total Time25 mins
Cost RangeCheap

A rustic, crunchy, oaty cookie that's just as good at breakfast or teatime.

Muesli cookies make great use of this ingredient. It adds a bit of everything - nuts, oats, bran and dried fruits. You can use any kind. It's a great way to use up the leftovers from the bottom of a packet. The result is a biscuit that is great for dunking in your afternoon tea, but it's also a nifty take on breakfast biscuits. They're great to have on hand if you're rushing in the morning and want something you can take with you. We used this recipe to make 18 biscuits. However, it's quite nice to make fewer larger ones, especially if you're eating them on the go.


  • 170g softened butter
  • 175g light brown sugar
  • 100g granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp ground ginger
  • 240g plain flour
  • 200g muesli




  1. Preheat oven to 190°C/375°F/Fan 170°C/Gas Mark 5. Line 3 baking sheets with greaseproof paper.
  2. In a large bowl cream together the butter and sugars. Add the egg and beat.
  3. Sift together the baking powder, bicarbonate of soda, salt, cinnamon, ginger and flour. Add to the sugar, butter and eggs and mix to a stiff dough.
  4. Stir through the muesli and chill for 30 mins. Form into 18 balls and spread out on the baking sheets.
  5. Bake for 10 mins, or until the cookies are golden around the edges. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10 mins before transferring to a wire rack to cool fully.

Top tip for making muesli cookies

These cookies have a nicely stodgy-on-the-middle texture, but for a crisper, more biscuit-y finish, bake them for about 5 minutes longer.

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Octavia Lillywhite
Food and Lifestyle Writer

Octavia Lillywhite is an award-winning food and lifestyle journalist with over 15 years of experience. With a passion for creating beautiful, tasty family meals that don’t use hundreds of ingredients or anything you have to source from obscure websites, she’s a champion of local and seasonal foods, using up leftovers and composting, which, she maintains, is probably the most important thing we all can do to protect the environment.