Bircher muesli

Written by Catherine Saxelby on Thursday, 23 September 2010.
Tagged: breakfast, healthy cooking, healthy eating, healthy heart, healthy recipe, light meal, no cook

  • Ready In: Overnight to soak + 10 minutes
  • Prep Time: Overnight to soak + 10 minutes
  • Cooking Time: 0 minutes
  • Serves: 4 - makes 3 cups or 750 g
Bircher muesli


This famous oat breakfast is a delicious way to take in the goodness of both oats and fruit. It makes a filling breakfast - nice on those mornings when you don't want hot oats.


  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 2 tablespoons sultanas
  • ¾ cup milk or plant mylk
  • 1 large apple
  • squeeze of lemon juice
  • ½ cup plain Greek yoghurt
  • 2 cups diced or sliced fresh fruit (rockmelon, banana, kiwi fruit, orange, blueberries or strawberries are good)
  • 2 tablespoons flaked or slivered almonds


1. Soak oats and sultanas in milk for 2 to 3 hours or preferably overnight.

2. In the morning, when you're ready to serve, grate the whole apple including its skin. Squeeze lemon juice over and mix. Add to the oat mixture with yoghurt. Mix all ingredients well to combine.

3. Divide mixture between 4 bowls. Arrange fresh fruit over. Top with almonds.



  • Swap almonds for chopped pecans or walnuts.
  • Add 2 tablespoons chopped dried apricots or prunes to the raw oats before soaking and skip the fresh fruit.