Easy Flaxseed Cereal

Smooth, whole-milled flaxseed makes a great addition to breakfast for the added nutrition benefits. Made with whole grains, nuts, seeds, and dried fruit, this flaxseed cereal is a satisfying and delicious heart-healthy, sugar-free breakfast.

Our flaxseed cereal recipe is muesli style. Muesli is a traditional European breakfast. Just like this flaxseed muesli recipe, traditional mueslis consist of a mixture of oats, nuts, seeds, and fruits.

Muesli is traditionally served cold but you can also serve it warm like oatmeal.

muesli vs granola

You may be thinking, muesli sounds an awful like granola – but there is a distinct difference. Granola is baked, often with oils and sweeteners to yield a crunchy texture and sweeter taste. Muesli, is a no-bake cereal. It is softer in texture than granola and is prepared and served raw.

a note on ingredients

Feel free to use our measurements in the recipe below as a guide to experiment with your own flavor varieties. Try dried cranberries, dates, or banana chips and even experiment with different spices like chocolate, turmeric, or chai spice!

serving suggestions

Cover in flax milk and enjoy warm or cold or sprinkle on top of yogurt or smoothie bowls.

Bowl of sugar free muesli made with oats, pecans, sunflower seeds, raisins, and Manitoba Milling Smooth Whole Milled Flaxseed

Easy Flaxseed Cereal

Course Breakfast
Keyword flaxseed breakfast, flaxseed cereal, flaxseed muesli, sugar free muesli
Servings 4 cups ( ~8 servings)


  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • ¼ cup Manitoba Milling Co. Smooth Whole-Milled Flaxseed
  • cup raisins
  • cup raw hulled sunflower seeds
  • cup pepitas
  • cup raw pecans
  • cup unsweetened shredded coconut
  • ¼ tsp kosher sea salt
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon


  • Add all ingredients to a large mixing bowl and stir until well combined and flax evenly coats the remaining ingredients.
  • To serve: top cereal with milk or yogurt of choice and eat cold right away, or prepare like you would hot oatmeal.


Store in large mason jars or other air-tight food storage containers. For longer shelf-life, store in the freezer.
Top with fresh seasonal fruit before eating if desired.