Skip to content

Daniel Fast Breakfast – Muesli

Originally developed in the late 1800’s by Swiss nutritionists, museli is a delightful cereal made of whole grains, dried fruits, nuts and seeds. It’s easy to make (1/2 cup museli with 1/2 cup water, bring to a boil and then simmer for 2-5 minutes).

I use Bob’s Red Mill Old Country Style Museli which is an Oregon company, so I am not sure if it available all over the country (I live in Washington State). But there are other companies that make museli if you can’t find Bob’s.

Museli is also great as a cold cereal with soy milk or applesaucse. I like mine cooked and plain, somtimes with a little soy milk.

30 Comments Post a comment
  1. Hi Kiersten,

    Look at the list of ingredients. If the oatmeal is free of sweeteners and artificial ingredients, it should be fine.

    Be blessed on your fast!

    October 25, 2014
  2. Kiersten Smith #

    Can Quaker original instant oatmeal be eaten in the Daniel fast?

    October 22, 2014
  3. Daniel Fast Team #

    Hi Peggy,
    Don’t be so hard on yourself. Keep in mind “it’s not about you or your faithfulness, it’s all about Him and His faithfulness to us! God is Faithful and…. He Loves You! Seeking God through fasting and prayer is a powerful, spiritual (kingdom) principle that will break any and all bondages in your life (which is why the enemy & your flesh is putting up such a fight). Through fasting you are posturing yourself for breakthrough! Jesus said that there are some strongholds, that the Only way to break them is through fasting and prayer. So you are absolutely going in the right direction, I believe you are here at this crossroads, for such a time as this! He has not called you to be broken or sick in any area of your life, He has called you to be His hands and feet in the earth and for that He needs you free from every hindrance, bondage and past wounding. God has great plans for your life, Jer. 29:11… Praise God! Those who seek the Lord will not lack any good thing. – Psalm 34:10, Deut. 28:1-14. Ask the Holy Spirit for His instruction, for his help and how to order this time of fasting, disciplining your flesh and seeking His face….then obey! When you fail, Repent and get back on course! Declare your freedom over every hindrance in your life by the power of the blood of the Lamb, in Jesus Strong Name!
    I also encourage you to go to click on “Spiritual Life”, there is a wealth of spiritual aids to help strengthen, build up and encourage you in your journey…and Immerse yourself in the word of God! God is for you! We are standing with you for God’s very best in your life! Be Blessed on your Journey!

    January 31, 2014
  4. peggy #

    I have tried To fast but Find myself Failing On every turn. I am constsantly praying For Guidance. . What. Else can. I do ?

    January 14, 2014
  5. Perfect for the Daniel Fast.

    Be blessed!

    January 9, 2013
  6. Rayford Hilgert #

    i love to munch banana chips for snacks. they are very nutritious too.”

    January 9, 2013
  7. Daniel Fast Team #

    Hi Vivian,
    You will need to read lot’s of Ingredients labels on prepared foods such as boxed cereals. Special K Cereals have sugars and additives such as BHT: this is a chemical used to keep oils from becoming rancid. Not good for the Daniel Fast and just not good in general but some reports indicate that it’s harmful to skin. Some breakfast cereal options would be Muesli, for boxed cereals are the Ezekiel brands and some varieties of Shredded Wheat, ex: There are several others found in the Natural Foods section of grocery stores or at Health Food stores, and good Old Fashioned Oatmeal. Be Blessed on your Fast!

    March 21, 2012
  8. vivian #

    Can I have cold cereal like special K or bran cereal?

    March 18, 2012
  9. Daniel Fast Team #

    Hi Destiny,
    All peanut butter is not fine for the fast, you must find one that has no sugar added into the ingredients. Such as Adams 100% Natural Peanut Butter, the only Ingredients is: Peanuts. I hope this helps!

    January 19, 2012
  10. Destiny #

    I was looking at the ingredients for the peanut butter and they all contain sugar. How is peanut butter okay for the Daniel’s fasting if it contains a sweetener that we are suppose to avoid?

    January 12, 2012
  11. Daniel Fast Team #

    Hi Brent,
    It’s all about the Ingredients, and how they are cooked. So are they sweetener and additive free? And are they baked, not deep fried? (Deep fried foods are not allowed on the fast). I hope this helps, Be Blessed!

    September 7, 2011
  12. Brent #

    are banana chips ok for the daniel fast?

    September 6, 2011
  13. Daniel Fast Team #

    Hi Michael,
    Yes, keep looking until you find one that is unsweetened and has no additives. Be Blessed!

    June 4, 2011
  14. The Soy milk I’ve seen has cane juice in it…of course I’ve only checked out one kind. Does this disqualify it cuz its a sweetener?

    June 3, 2011
  15. Your 100% whole grain oats are fine. The quick oats that don’t comply are those that have sweeteners and other ingredients added.

    March 9, 2011
  16. happymom #

    I have purchased Quick Oats that are 100% whole grain rolled oats as the only ingredient. No additivies. Are these kind of Quick Oats acceptable..i’m confused because it says to pass on Quick Oats, but mu Quick Oats say 100% Whole Grain rolled oats….

    March 9, 2011
  17. Leanne #

    I’m partial to Bob’s 7-grain hot cereal, which contains wheat, rye, triticale, oats, oat bran, barley, rice, and flaxseed, and even more pleased I didn’t have to give it up for this fast. For $3.35 the little bag yields 17 servings. What a deal! You can’t get that from a box! I switched to *un*sweet soy milk for the fast (that I use instead of water or my usual soymilk), and flavor it with cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice, walnuts, and fruit. Needs no sugar that way.

    January 19, 2011
  18. Daniel Fast Team #

    Since there are alot of varieties and Brands of oatmeal available, this is what I look for: Number one, the packaging should say “Old Fashioned-Oats” if it says ‘Instant’ or ‘Quick Cooking’ pass on them. Number two, read the ingredients label, Whole Grain Oats should be the Only ingredient. If there is anything else listed make sure it is allowed on the Daniel Fast or pass on it and just keep looking.
    Be Blessed in your journey!

    January 8, 2011
  19. Is jungle oats allowed on the Daniel fast ?

    January 8, 2011
  20. Yeah, Bob!

    April 28, 2010
  21. Mary #

    Regarding Bob’s Red Mill: I happened across a headline about his company a few months back. Apparently he was due to retire and gave the company to his employees. Very commendable.
    The link below is just one of the reports. You’d find several more on a google search.

    April 22, 2010
  22. Hi Carl,

    Yes, all whole grains are allowed on the Daniel Fast.

    Be blessed!

    July 29, 2008
  23. carl #

    Is whole grain cereal fine on the fast?

    July 29, 2008
  24. Hi Lydia,

    Honey and other sweeteners are not allowed on the fast because they are considered “delicate” foods, which Daniel did not eat during his fast as recorded in Daniel 10.

    I try to keep in mind that the fast is a time to “restrict food for a spiritual purpose.” So going without any sweeteners has us confronting that desire from our souls . . . and then we take control of it through this spiritual discipline.

    I hope this helps and I hope the very best for you on your fast!

    April 30, 2008
  25. Lydia #

    whenever I did the Daniel Fast, i always restricted myself. On reading your site i was quite surprised that spices are allowed. Raw Honey is natural why is it not accepted?


    April 26, 2008
  26. Hi Donna,

    Yes, muesli is commonly available in just about all supermarkets and health food stores. It’s been around for decades and a wonderful breakfast cereal that can be eaten hot or cold.

    Rolled oats are also acceptable, including Quaker if they are 100% oats and sugar-free and chemical-free.

    Bless you on your fast!

    March 3, 2008
  27. Donna B. #

    My pastor placed the entire congregation on a 21-day fast and consecration. This is really a challenge and sacrifice since due to medical reasons, I have to take medications in the mornings. The cereal that was mentioned, do you know if it is available in Florida? Also, is Quaker oats acceptable on the fast? Thank you and keep my church lifted in prayer.

    March 1, 2008
  28. Colleen W. #

    Another natural to add to cereal (I like steel cut oats soaked in water overnight & warmed in the microwave the next morning) is dehydrated fruit and nuts. Just be sure to read the ingredients on the dried fruit – bananas and pineapple have added sugar.

    January 22, 2008
  29. Cynthia #

    Thanks for all your pertinant info. For a “natural sweetner” apple juice or cider is great, especially in oatmeal or Museli or any cooked cereal.
    children seem especially fond of this. Blessings on your site keep up the
    good work.

    January 10, 2008

Trackbacks & Pingbacks

  1. 15 of the Best Daniel Fast Breakfast Recipes - Virtually Yours

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

<span>%d</span> bloggers like this: