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.
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.