If you haven’t noticed by now, I have a self-confessed obsession with everything muesli. Whether it comes in the form of a highly-processed chocolate-coated bar, as a supermarket cereal, with gourmet flair at a café or simply homemade – I’d happily devour them all, such is my love for toasted oats.
My old friend Wikipedia tells me that bircher muesli was created in 1900 by a Swiss physician, Maximillian Bircher-Benner, who wanted to provide his patients with a diet rich in fruit and vegetables. Why am I telling you this? Well, if bircher originated through the medical industry, it must be healthy right? And luckily, it tastes amazing too!
I love a good breakfast dish and I wish people were more adventurous with their food choices at daybreak. So that’s why I’m posting up yet another muesli recipe: Green Apple Bircher Muesli. Get rid of your buttered toast and sugary cereal and get excited about mornings with muesli people!
Many variations are possible with this basic recipe and I advise you to play around with it until you create a perfectly unique dish to add to your breakfast repertoire. I added chopped prunes and blackcurrant juice (instead of orange) to mine but if I had chopped walnuts, pepitas and vanilla extract on hand, they’d definitely go into my mix.
- 1 cup natural unsweetened yoghurt
- ½ cup rolled oats
- 125ml fruit juice (any good quality one will do)
- 1 green apple, unpeeled, grated
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon
- ½ tbsp raw honey
- Any combination of dried fruits (eg. prunes, apricots, pineapple, cranberries, goji berries…shall I go on?) and nuts (eg. walnuts, cashews, almonds, macadamia…you get the idea)
1) Combine all the ingredients together in a bowl and mix until everything is well incorporated.
2) Refrigerate overnight (for optimal flavour and texture) and serve cold with a sprinkle of cinnamon, a handful of chopped nuts and a drizzle of honey!
Note: Keeps well in the fridge for around a week, so double or even triple the recipe to suit your ideal portion size. Also, I like to add a splash of milk to my bowl to loosen up the mixture – optional. :)