Fruit and Nut Muesli Bread Rounds Recipe

Filled with wholesome ingredients, these fruit and nut muesli bread rounds are perfect for a healthy snack.

Do you ever struggle with what to eat for a healthy snack? I know I do. Sure, you can have some apple slices with almond butter or dried fruit and nuts, but that gets kind of boring after a while, doesn’t it?

Starbucks Protein Bistro Box Muesli Bread RecipeOne day, I was getting some coffee at Starbucks and saw this thing called a Protein Bistro Box. It had a hardboiled egg, some fruit slices, two little pieces of cheese, a little packet of peanut butter, and a multigrain muesli bread round in it. Genius, and so delicious!

Fruit and nut muesli bread rounds recipeMy favorite part of the box was the muesli bread round. Muesli just means a combination of fruits, nuts, and seeds.

Red Star YeastI had never had fruit and nut bread, let alone one portioned out in little rounds which would make them perfect for snacks.

Fruit and nut muesli bread rounds recipeBut at over $5 per Protein Bistro Box, it is not all that feasible for me to get them more than every once in a while, and I wanted those muesli bread rounds in my life!

Fruit and nut muesli bread rounds recipeI searched far and wide for something similar to the fruit and nut bread rounds, but everything I found was either in the form of a whole loaf of bread (and sure, you can slice it, but it dries up quickly and is just not the same) or the taste was just off. So I set out to make my own!

Fruit and nut muesli bread rounds recipeWhenever I’m making bread with yeast, I use Red Star Yeast (as you already know from my sheet pan pizza recipe). There simply is no other brand of yeast I use, because Red Star Yeast truly makes bread baking successful. I tested this recipe with three of their yeasts, and honestly, they all worked GREAT! If you’re short on time, use the quick-rise yeast and cut the rising times in the recipe in half. Basically, you cannot go wrong using Red Star Yeast!

Fruit and nut muesli bread rounds recipeThe end result of my recipe testing was amazing. These fruit and nut muesli bread rounds are so delicious. They’re slightly sweet, have a wonderful combination of dried fruit, nuts, and seeds in them (you can mix  in different kinds of fruit and nuts depending on what you have on hand – i.e., walnuts in place of pecans, dried berries in place of rasins, etc. ) and they truly are perfect for healthy snacking. They freeze really well too, so you can make a batch and freeze what you won’t use, and then have fresh bread waiting for you in the freezer!

Fruit and nut muesli bread rounds recipeBaking bread can be a little intimidating, but making these bread rounds was really fun and not difficult at all. I baked them on a Sunday afternoon and it felt so good to have such healthy snacks made for the coming work week.

I’d love to know from you – what is your favorite kind of bread or healthy snack?

Fruit and Nut Muesli Bread Rounds Recipe
 
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Serves: 21 rounds
Ingredients
  • Ingredients:
  • 1 ½ cups warm water
  • I packet Red Star Yeast Active Dry Yeast (or you could use Red Star Yeast Instant Dry Yeast, or Platinum Yeast)
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup honey
  • ¼ cup oats
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 ¼ cups whole wheat flour
  • ¼ cup each: dried apricots, raisins, dried cranberries, chopped pecans, sunflower seeds
Instructions
  1. Combine warm water (I warm the water in the microwave for 30 seconds-1 minute), yeast, salt, honey and oats in a large bowl, stir once, and allow to rest for 5-10 minutes, until the mixture is foamy on top.
  2. Slowly stir in the all-purpose and whole wheat flour and mix until dough just begins to form. You can do this with a stand mixer with a dough attachment set on low, or by hand (which is what I did for these bread rounds). It may seem like there is not enough water, but it is once the dough is mixed.
  3. Add in the chopped dried fruit, nuts and seeds and stir a few times.
  4. Turn dough onto a floured surface and knead for 5-8 minutes, until the fruit, nuts and seeds have really been incorporated into the dough. The dough should be in one big ball shape.
  5. Put the dough into an oiled bowl, cover with a kitchen towel or cover with plastic wrap and allow to rise for an hour.
  6. Turn the dough onto a floured surface and shape it into a large rectangle, then using a pizza cutter or a knife cut the dough into 18-21 squares.
  7. Line two baking sheets with silicone baking mats or parchment paper.
  8. One by one, take the dough squares and form them into rounds, then place on the prepared baking sheets. When all the dough has been made into rounds and on the baking sheets, cover the baking sheets with plastic wrap and allow to rise for another hour.
  9. Preheat oven to 375. Remove plastic wrap from the baking sheets, and bake the bread rounds for 15 minutes, or until the bottoms are slightly golden brown.
  10. Remove from oven and allow to cool before serving.
Notes
These bread rounds freeze/defrost really well. To freeze them simply allow the bread rounds to cool completely, then store in a freezer storage bag. When ready to enjoy, remove a round from the freezer and allow it to come to defrost on the counter, or microwave for 30 seconds.
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Showing 42 comments
  • Shawnna Griffin
    Reply

    hey girl- these look so tasty!

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      Thank you so much!!

      • Vivienne Breed
        Reply

        Hi Phil, just love your recipes keep them coming my lovely

        • Sweetphi
          Reply

          Thank you so much, appreciate it 🙂

  • Mary W
    Reply

    I like cinnamon raisin bread but with more oomph.
    Your recipe could be my new favorite bread.
    I’ll be sure to try this delicious sounding recipe soon.

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      Thank you so much Mary – hope you love these bread rounds as much as I do – you could always add cinnamon to the dough, I bet that would be delicious!

  • Lisa Burkhart
    Reply

    Love Cinnamon Raisin bread especially for french toast

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      I love cinnamon raisin bread too, I use it when I make french toast casserole, sooo good!

  • Susan P.
    Reply

    My favorite bread is tomato basil bread. I need to find a recipe to duplicate the one Panera Bread makes.

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      Oh yum, that sounds delicious, I’ve never had it so I’m totally going to have to make a trip to Panera to try it.

  • art linfoot
    Reply

    Homemade onion bread baked lovingly by my sweetheart!

  • Sally
    Reply

    These sound delish! I love any whole grain bread with nuts and seeds! I also like quick breads like banana nut bread!

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      These fruit and nut bread rounds are truly delish! I too love quick breads like banana nut bread, now I’m craving some of that lol

  • Melinda Winegard
    Reply

    My favorite bread is Asiago cheese bread! This recipe looks divine tho, I can’t wait to try it. And possibly mix in cheese. 😉

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      Oh yum, both asiago cheese bread and these bread rounds (with cheese added lol) are awesome breads!

  • Jeffrey
    Reply

    My favorite type of bread is sourdough, the more intrusive the flavor…the BETTER!

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      I too love sourdough – my father in law makes the best one I’ve had…he has a starter that’s been going to years and it gives the bread the best flavor!

  • Sharon
    Reply

    I love a deeply flavorful sourdough bread the best. Happy Easter!

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      I love a good sourdough bread, they’re so flavorful!

  • Vickie
    Reply

    Cinnamon anything is a favorite of mine! Love it!
    I would say my favorite bread is southern buttermilk scratch biscuits..
    A recipe from Georgia that’s been in our family over 100 years!
    And, you’ll find at every holiday table gathering.
    My great grandma and grandma..would make several pans every single day!

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      Wow, that’s so amazing that they made biscuits every day, I want a seat at that table 🙂

  • susan smoaks
    Reply

    i love sourdough bread. it’s my all time favorite. i am going to try this recipe.

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      I think you’ll love this recipe! And I love sourdough bread too, I lucked out in that my father-in-law makes awesome sourdough bread for family dinners every week!

  • Leslie Connor
    Reply

    Zucchini bread with chocolate chips, YUM!!!

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      Love a good zucchini bread with chocolate chips 🙂

  • Rebecca S.
    Reply

    Homemade sourdough French bread.

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      Oh yum, homemade sourdough bread is the best!

  • Ashley Clark
    Reply

    Had no idea that’s what was in the protein box-delicious! My fave bread (right now of course) is the hot cross bun. I’ve made a few batches this week, and they’re surprisingly easy and soooo tasty! Thank you for a great weekly newsletter:)

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      The protein boxes are so good – but they can really get pricey, so I had to make them for myself lol. Thank you so much for your kind words, so happy to hear you like my newsletter! Hope you had a lovely Easter and had delicious hot crossed buns 🙂

  • Amy S.
    Reply

    My favorite bread is sourdough.

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      I love a good sourdough, my father in law makes such good bread, I’m totally going to have to get him to share the recipe here on the blog 🙂

  • Angie W
    Reply

    My favorite bread is homemade gluten free sandwich bread. So much better than store bought!

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      Yum, sounds amazing, and homemade is always better than store bought i find 🙂

  • Cassie
    Reply

    I have a weakness for cinnamon raisin bread! The recipes looks great…on the “to try” list!

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      I totally share that weakness lol, it’s so good. I hope you love this recipe 🙂

  • Jenice
    Reply

    A good biscuit is my favorite bread but a lemon scone is a close second.

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      Oh me too….lemon scones, soooo good 🙂

  • Linda Bick
    Reply

    This sounds delicious! I can’t wait to make it. My favorite bread is zucchini bread, it has the nuts and craisins also! So delicious.

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      Hope you love these bread rounds 🙂 And I too love zucchini bread – I like chocolate chips in mine lol 🙂

  • Tamara B.
    Reply

    Delicious recipes YUM! I love Publix’s 5 grain bread it has a nutty flavor and so good! I also love making banana walnut bread!

    • Sweetphi
      Reply

      I love making banana breads – I’ve never had the Publix brand bread, but next time I’m down south where they have that grocery store I’ll definitely need to try it 🙂

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