Cheat’s Bircher Muesli

I quite enjoy a bit of Bircher Muesli to start the day, it’s tasty and keeps you going right through to lunch. If you make a generous batch it will get you through the week with hardly any effort at all. Bircher muesli is super healthy, full of fruits, nuts and whatever else you’d like to add, and if you like getting creative your can make your own custom mixtures.

Easy No Fuss Bircher Muesli Recipe  mypoppet.com.au

I used to mix up my own muesli from scratch but found that it got expensive buying all the separate ingredients, then after using only portions of each, my pantry would be cluttered with half used packs of dried fruits and oats which would go stale. My solution now – cheat!

I recently discovered a tasty pre-mixed oat based muesli at Aldi which is perfect for making Bircher muesli the cheat’s way.

The muesli I’ve used contains sultanas, cranberries, apricots, dried apple, coconut, strawberries and cantaloupe. Also whole almonds, hazelnuts, pumpkin seeks and sunflower kernels. You could make your own with rolled oats and any combination of these fruits and nuts, try adding dates, figs or dried mango.

Once made, refrigerate overnight. You can then enjoy topped with yoghurt, fresh fruit or just a bit of extra milk. In winter I like to warm it in the microwave for 30 seconds and drizzle with honey.

Cheat's Bircher Muesli

Cheat's Bircher Muesli

Yield: 6 serves
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

I quite enjoy a bit of Bircher Muesli to start the day, it's tasty and keeps you going right through to lunch. If you make a generous batch it will get you through the week with hardly any effort at all. Bircher muesli is super healthy, full of fruits, nuts and whatever else you'd like to add, and if you like getting creative your can make your own custom mixtures.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups pre-mixed oat based muesli (untoasted) or 2 cups rolled oats & 1 cup dried fruits and nuts)
  • 1/2 cup dried apricot
  • 1 green apple (washed)
  • 500ml milk (freshest possible)

Instructions

  • Place muesli in a large pyrex or dish with lid
  • Grate apple coarsly, including skin over muesli
  • Chop apricot coarsely and add to mixture
  • Stir to combine
  • Cover with milk and refrigerate overnight
  • Keep refrigerated and consume within 1 week, or to milk expiry date (whichever sooner).
  • Enjoy topped with yogurt, fresh fruit or a little extra milk to loosen
  • Easy No Fuss Bircher Muesli Recipe  mypoppet.com.au

    6 Comments

    • Kate Lloyd says:

      Yum!!!!
      I love bircher muesli but never made it myself. Thanks for this great recipe.

    • Angelique says:

      Yum! This pre-mix from Aldi is a great idea- the base is there and you can just add you own favourites to make it more interesting. Yours looks like it’s full of goodies and will actually keep you full until lunch. I’m also pretty sure this is healthier than my current breakfast diet (two crumpets 😉

      • Cintia @ My Poppet says:

        I was so happy to find this premix. to be honest it has so much fruit in it already you don’t really need to add anything.

    • Peta says:

      Hi. I used to work in a naturopathinc clinic and made all the food including Bircher Muesli according to the original recipe. Bircher used to put cream in his muesli too. Very important to soak oats , with apple overnight. Also you can add natural yoghurt and was considered an important part of the recipe.

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.