Bircher muesli is my absolute favourite breakfast of all time! So much that I ate it every single day for 2 years straight when living in Switzerland. It’s creamy, filling, berry fresh, has hints of cinnamon and nuts and many more wonderful things. It’s packed with nutrients, fibers, antioxidants and vitamins too! It’s simple to make and you prepare it the evening before so it’s ready in the morning when life’s a bit of a rush. It lasts a few days too so you can make a larger batch all in one go.
I must admit the bircher muesli I used to eat actually had cream in it…but I find this just as tasty using soy yogurt (blueberry, raspberry or strawberry) and almond milk. The grated apple is a key ingredient which adds some crispness to the mixture.
Rolled organic oats makes it wonderfully filling due to it’s high fiber content (also great for lowering cholesterol and keeping a healthy heart – read more here). Add your favourite nuts of choice for extra nutrition and crunch. I often use hazelnuts or almonds.
Honey and raisins are the main sweetners along with freshly squeezed orange juice. Store overnight in an airtight container and the next morning just scoop into a glass or bowl and add your fresh fruits. I hope you enjoy it (nearly) as much as I do!
- 2 cups organic rolled oats
- 2 cups almond milk
- ½ cup fresh orange juice (1 orange)
- 1 apple grated
- 1 cup soy yogurt (2x125ml pots)
- ⅓ cup chopped hazelnuts or almonds
- ⅓ cup raisins
- 2 tbsp honey
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- Fresh berries
- Rinse and grate apple
- Squeeze juice from 1 orange
- Chop up nuts
- Mix together all the ingredients in a bowl
- Store in airtight container in fridge for up to 3 days