If you look at a bowl of cereal and a bowl of muesli, they may look the same. However, there are subtle differences between the two. First, cold cereal can be made from oats, wheat and other grains whereas muesli is made with only rolled oats. Some cereals are made with only rolled oats, but they are made hot and served hot.
Muesli is made only with rolled oats and it is served cold. Both cereal and muesli have milk poured over them. Muesli is known for have fruit on it. As a matter of fact, it was created so that the patients in a hospital would consume more fruits. Cereals may have fruit on them, but they are not known for that.
Muesli is a developed cereal that contains oats along with a mixture of other cereals, dried fruit, and nuts. It is minimally processed, and it does not have any added sugar. It is traditionally made of raw, uncooked ingredients. It is also more filling and nutritious than typical breakfast cereals. There many whole food ingredients used to make muesli.
These include chia seeds, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds and pepitas. It is because of these ingredients that muesli has more fiber than the average cereal. Muesli is also not as sweet. You can make it into oatmeal, toss it into yogurt and mix it, and you can also soak it overnight, and it preserves the flavor.