This is my version of Bircher Muesli, it isn't the prettiest dish in the world, but it is easy and tasty and a fabulous way to start the day. The recipe makes enough for 2 or 3 servings and will keep in the fridge for 3 days. Bircher Muesli is one of those dishes that changes each time I make it, in this version I've used apple and cinnamon, but you can pretty much make any flavour you like - my favourites include mango & almond, and raspberries & sunflower seeds. I've used rolled oats as the base, but it's more commonly made with a good quality muesli. It's a great recipe for healthy alternatives as well, I'm off dairy at the moment so used goats milk yoghurt and rice milk. I strained the yoghurt in muslin for a few hours to drain out the liquid and leave me with a lovely thick greek style yoghurt.
If you're feeling organised, mix it then pop it into the fridge in jars. Great for taking to work as a mid morning energy boost.
Simple Bircher Muesli
- 1 cup rolled oats or good quality muesli
- 2/3 cup milk (you can use low fat)
- 1 cup yoghurt (greek if you can get it)
- 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg (optional)
- 2 teaspoons honey or agave nectar
- 1/2 cup unsweetened apple sauce
- 1 grated apple
- If you aren't using Greek yoghurt then drain the yoghurt in a muslin-lined sieve over a bowl for a few hours until it is nice and thick.
- If you don't have apple sauce, peel, core and slice two apples and put in a pot, just cover with water and cook for 10 minutes until tender. Blend apple slices with some of the cooking liquid to make the apple sauce. Cool before using.
- Mix all of the ingredients except the grated apple - taste and add more honey if required. Pop into the fridge overnight.
- The next day, grate the apple and add to the muesli and serve. I also added some fresh apple slices on top and a sprinkle of toasted coconut (because I had it in the cupboard), and it was delicious.