I love Bircher Muesli.
So easy to make the night before if you know you’re going to be tight for time the following morning and perfect for munching on the go. If you’re really tight for time it’s also fine to multiply this recipe and then it’ll keep for about 4 days in the fridge for your breakfasts that week.
Originally created by a Swiss Physician Maximillian Bircher-Benner as a healthy breakfast alternative for patients in his hospital, this is the epitome of health in a bowl!
Ingredients (serves 1):
1 medium apple (red works best)
1/2 a cup of rolled oats
1/2 a cup of yoghurt (or yoghurt alternative eg. soy yoghurt)
1/2 a cup of milk (my favourite to use is almond milk)
1/2 a handful of sultanas
1/2 a handful of dried cranberries
optional: 1 tbs of honey for sweetness
Grate the apple into a large bowl, discarding the core and pips. If you want you can peel it but the skin is the most nutritious part and contains most of the fibre!
Add the oats, dried fruit, milk, yoghurt and honey if using. Mix together really well, cover and put int eh fridge to chill overnight. That’s it; what could be easier?
In the morning I usually microwave mine for ten second to take the chill out of it. Top it with nuts, dried and/or fresh fruit and sweetener. My personal favourites are dried cranberries, almond slivers, blackberries, blueberries and honey.