Bircher Muesli
  • • 2 cups rolled oats
  • o Note: If you use quick oats, the soak time could be 30-60 minutes.
  • • 1 ¾ cups milk
  • • ¼ cup apple juice
  • • 3 Tbsp lemon juice
  • • 1 apple, cored and grated with the peel
  • • 1-2 Tbsp honey
  • • 1 ½ cups plain yogurt
  • • (optional) Dash of cinnamon
  • • Topping: choice your favorite fresh and/or dried fruit, nuts, toasted coconut, chia seeds, etc.
  • • In the picture shared, I used frozen blueberries, toasted coconut, chopped walnuts, chia seeds, diced banana, and raisins
  1. • Combine oats, milk, apple juice and lemon juice in a bowl. The mixture should use about a half of the bowl, as space will be needed when the rest of the ingredients are added later.
  2. • Cover and let the mixture sit overnight in the refrigerator (i.e. 8+ hours)
  3. • Add the grated apple, honey, yogurt, and cinnamon (if desired)
  4. • Top with or mix in the fruits and nuts
  5. • Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator for later.
This a great breakfast meal, although it can be eaten anytime. My first recollection of Bircher Muesli was when I lived in Switzerland nearly 30 years ago. I’ve seen and tasted many variations to the recipe shared below, yet overall Bircher Muesli is very filling and nutritious. Please note that there is some preparation time for this dish. Once made, it should be stored in the refrigerator until you’re ready to eat… or just need a snack. --Terry C.