Bircher muesli, have you tried it yet? This is a typical breakfast in Germany and Switzerland. Bircher muesli is similar to overnight oats, but has some extra ingredients: milk, yogurt, grated apple, lemon juice, apple juice, raisins, nuts and seeds. It is best made the night before so in the morning oats are soft and has absorbed all the flavours. You are then ready to go in the morning!
This bircher muesli recipe is very simple and makes a nutritious and refreshing breakfast, I especially like it during the summer months as it’s light and refreshing. You probably know this already but oats are one of the healthiest grains in the world. They are rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. They are also good source of fibre and helps lower blood sugar levels. This birchermuseli is:
Healthy: It has a good balance of nutrients from wholegrain, nuts, seeds and fruit.
Simple: It is so simple to make! All you have to dois mix all the ingredients in a jar and refrigerate overnight.
Quick: It takes 10 minutes to make.
I’ve been making batch after batch of overnight oats this month to perfect this recipe, but I didn’t mind as it is so rich & delicious. What I love the most about this bircher muesli is that it will last in the fridge for up to three days. I usually make it on Sundays and enjoy it over the week.
Bircher muesli is a healthy, oatmeal breakfast that you can make in advance and tastes delicious. If you’re interested in more healthy breakfast options check out my favourite chia pudding, overnight oats with peanut butter and any of my homemade granola recipes.
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Bricher muesli, a delicious oatmeal breakfast you can make the night before and you are then ready to go in the morning!
- 1 + ½ cups (200g) of rolled oats or homemade muesli
- 2 Tbsp of shredded unsweetened coconut
- 2 Tbsp of pumpkin seeds
- 2 Tbsp of sunflower seeds
- 1 Tbsp of chia seeds
- 1 Tbsp of flax seeds
- 2 Tbsp of raisins or dried cranberries
- 3-4 Tbsp of lemon juice
- 1 + ½ cups of milk (I used rice milk)
- 1/2 cup of water
- 1/2 cup of yogurt
- 1 cup grated apple (about 1-2 golden apples)
- 1 Tbsp honey or maple syrup (optional)
- 2 Tbsp of yogurt
- 6 strawberries, chopped
- 1 nectarine, chopped
- pumpkin seeds
In a small bowl or mug, mix the oats, nuts, seeds, water, milk, yogurt, lemon juice, cranberries, grated apple and honey (optional) together. Place the lid on the jar and refrigerate overnight, or up to 4 days. If you're in a hurry soak for at least 1h, they will be less creamy than soaking overnight but will still taste nice.
Remove from the fridge and serve with your favourite toppings. I made one with strawberries, nectarine, yogurt and pumpkinseeds and another one with pear and cinnamon.
*You can add honey, brown sugar, maple syrup, agave or any other sweetener.
*You can make this recipe with gluten-free oats if you are gluten intolerant.
*You can use any milk of your choice. I recommend that you use rice or almond milk.