We all know how good are oats for us, right? But if you are bored of porridge and overnight oats why not try this Bircher muesli? I only discovered bircher muesli recently, it is originally from Switzerland where it is a breakfast staple; probably because it’s healthy, super simple and requires only 10 minutes.
Are you ready to make your bircher muesli?
The traditional recipe is very similar to overnight oats but it requires water, lemon juice, grated apples and, in some cases, apple juice. Its fruity flavour is delicious and makes bircher muesli stand out from overnight oats. You don’t need to add much toppings, keep it simple, it is tasty as it is. I usually add some yogurt and fresh fruit and enjoy!
Oats are very filling so they are perfect for breakfast. They are rich in fibre, vitamin A, protein and iron. This bircher muesli recipe is gluten-free if made with certified gluten-free oats. I use water to soak the oats overnight but you can use milk as well. I usually make it the night before to allow the oats enough time to soak but if you forgot you can use porridge oats that are thinner and become soft in only 30′.
This recipe makes 2 servings and will stay fresh in the fridge for 3 to 4 days. Yes you heard it right, you can have breakfast ready for a few days and then play around with the toppings.I enjoy a long & relaxing breakfast but some days I have to run out of the door and it’s on those days that I make this super quick bircher muesli the night before. Add some fresh fruit on top in the morning and here is my 2′ breakfast or just put it in a little container and have it on the way to work.
A new way of eating oats in our diet; Bircher Muesli. A traditional Swiss breakfast.
- 2/3 cup old fashioned oats (50g)
- 2/3 cup apple juice
- 1/3 cup water
- 1/2 grated apple
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp raisings (optional)
- 2 Tbsp natural yogurt
- 2 Tbsp blueberries
- 1/2 nectarine chopped
- ground cinnamon to taste
In a small bowl or mug, mix the oats, water, apple juice and raisins (optional). Allow to soak overnight in the refrigerator. If you're in a hurry soak for at least 1h, they will be less creamier than soaking overnight but will still taste ok.
Remove from the fridge, add the grated apple and the lemon juice and stir well. You can add honey or try maple syrup, agave...Serve in a bowl with a bit of yogurt and fresh fruit. I add a sprinkle of cinnamon because I love it with everything but this is my personal preference
*You can add honey, brown sugar, maple syrup, agave or any other sweetener.
*You can make this recipe with gluten-free oats.