Strawberry, Banana & Blueberry Muesli Bread

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Bet you can’t say Muesli five times fast! (I’m trying to right now and it’s really awkward, so there’s that). I’ve actually never used Muesli before, nor did I really have any idea of what it was. That was until the amazing folks at Bob’s Red Mill contacted me and asked me if I wanted to partake in a little contest they have promoting their gluten-free Muesli. I said yes, because I love Bob’s Red Mill and I’m always up for a challenge. After some brainstorming, I decided to make a big loaf of strawberry, banana & blueberry muesli bread. Basically I just dumped all the fruit I had in my fridge into the batter and it turned out SO FREAKING DELICIOUS.

Muesli bread

And you know what else I added on to it, because 45 ingredients wasn’t enough, I doused it in cinnamon roll icing! Because everything tastes so much better with cinnamon roll icing, am I right?

Fruity Muesli Bread

My husband didn’t love this bread, but not because it didn’t taste good. He was like “It’s squishy. It tastes like pie.” Which, clearly bread tastes like pie, right? He’s not a big fan of warm fruit though. Which is communist and ilegal to me, but to each their own I guess. At least he said “but the flavors are amazing!” So, that’s good right? See, I love the soft, slightly squishy middle that the fruit gives it. It’s almost like you’re eating batter, but it’s all cooked. I can’t explain it, just make it.

Fruity Muesli Bread5

It’s almost like a fruity cobbler bread. That’s a good way to put it. The warm fruit literally melts in your mouth. And the Muesli offers the best contrast with a slight crunch. It’s bread so you can eat it for breakfast but it tastes like dessert. Which is the best kind of breakfast. Especially when one slice of bread only has 2.3 grams of fat.

Strawberry, Banana & Blueberry Muesli Bread

Warm Muesli Bread

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Yields one loaf (serves about 8).
Prep time: >10 minutes
Cook time: About 50 – 55 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup Bob’s Red Mill Muesli (I used Gluten-free)
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • Dash of salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup skim milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened applesauce
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 cup chopped strawberries
  • 1/2 cup blueberries
  • 1 ripe banana, smashed
  • About 3 tablespoons cinnamon roll icing (use this recipe)*

*Totally optional. Bread is just as delicious without it!

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a loaf pan (9 x 5) with nontsick cooking spray. Set aside. 
  2. In a large bowl, whisk the muesli, flour, baking soda, baking powder and pumpkin pie spice together. In another bowl, mix the applesauce, sugars and egg together. Mix the egg mixture into the flour mixture and stir to combine. Stir in the milk. Carefully fold in the strawberries, blueberries and banana.
  3. Pour the batter into the prepared loaf pan. Bake for about 50 – 55 minutes, or until golden brown and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.
  4. Let bread cool for at least 10 – 15 minutes in the pan and then carefully remove the bread from the pan and place on a wire cooing rack. Once cooled (but still slightly warm), drizzle the bread with cinnamon roll icing.

Nutritional information per slice (without icing):

Calories: 275
Fat: 2.3 grams 
Carbohydrates: 54.5 grams 
Fiber: 2.5 grams 
Protein: 6.5 grams 
Weight Watchers Points: 7

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Comments

  1. Thursday, April 11th, 2013
    This bread is making me hungry. :) It looks so good - all of the wonderful fruit + muesli in one lowfat loaf of bread. Pinning this! Looks gorgeous.
  2. Thursday, April 11th, 2013
    This looks fabulous! I love all of the fruit in there!
  3. Posted by Liz @ The Lemon Bowl on
    Thursday, April 11th, 2013
    This is brilliant! I have a bag of Bob's GF Muesli in my pantry and this is the perfect idea!
  4. Thursday, April 11th, 2013
    Wondering if this would adapt well using Almond flour? I have the almond flour, just have not got around to making anything with it. Wishing to make baked goods with flours with protein, rather than empty calories and a lot of carbs. Thanks for any advice.
  5. Thursday, April 11th, 2013
    This looks like it's just overflowing with awesome!
  6. Thursday, April 11th, 2013
    bread that taste like pie? Sign me up!
  7. Posted by tara pittman on
    Thursday, April 11th, 2013
    loves yummy
  8. Thursday, April 11th, 2013
    This sounds incredible! I love fruit breads!
  9. Posted by Laura (Tutti Dolci) on
    Friday, April 12th, 2013
    I love muesli, great idea to add it to bread!
  10. Friday, April 12th, 2013
    Yum!! I love bread and LOVE muesli! Great recipe!!
  11. Posted by Kristina on
    Friday, April 12th, 2013
    Haha umm... bread that tastes like pie sounds FANTASTIC! I didn't know what muesli was until I studied abroad, all I wanted was Cheerios and couldn't find them anywhere so I'd eat this every morning :) Looks delish dear!!
  12. Friday, April 12th, 2013
    Wow, this bread looks beautiful and sooo delicious, Claire! I could SO go for a slice for breakfast. Thanks for sharing!
  13. Sunday, April 14th, 2013
    I love all the fruit just bursting through this bread! Men are so stupid!
  14. Posted by Rachel @ Bakerita on
    Sunday, April 14th, 2013
    Mm, this looks and sounds amazing! Fruity cobbler bread?! Sign me up. Pinned!
  15. Posted by Kelly on
    Monday, April 15th, 2013
    Yum! Looks so delicious! :)
  16. Tuesday, April 16th, 2013
    This looks unreal! I can't wait to make this at home!
  17. Wednesday, April 17th, 2013
    Wow, this looks really good!!! I love that you put abundant fresh fruits in this. With tea or coffee, this will be a perfect breakfast... :)
  18. Thursday, April 18th, 2013
    Muesli bread?! Love the idea and it looks so delish!
  19. Monday, April 22nd, 2013
    i love museli and idea of fruits in a bread. Yes to the icing :)
  20. Posted by Janel on
    Tuesday, April 30th, 2013
    This looks amazing! I need to make it.
  21. Posted by Kim on
    Sunday, August 3rd, 2014
    I was looking for ways to use Muesli and your recipe sounded delicious. I made this today and though I have not tasted it yet, the bread turned out beautiful! I just wanted to bring a couple things to your attention that I noticed... I didn't see in the directions where it said to add the salt or vanilla. I added the salt to dry ingredients and vanilla to the wet mixture, just thought you might want to update your instructions. Thanks for sharing this recipe!
    Kim