Why are so many of us venturing out to score a serving of bircher muesli, when it’s so easy to make at home? Follow SHESAID’s no-fuss recipe and you can have this cafe-style meal in your own kitchen.
Bircher was created by a Swiss physician in the 1900s. It’s an oats-based breakfast option, but can also be a great healthy snack. Oats help lower cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart disease. Add some yogurt and fruit, and you’ve got a perfect balanced meal!
The great thing about making your own bircher, is that you can add whatever you like. We’ve made our suggestions, but feel free to play around with your favorite fruits and nuts.
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup apple juice or water
1 green apple
1/4 cup natural yogurt
To serve (optional):
Fresh seasonal fruit
- Combine your oats and apple juice or water in a large bowl and soak overnight. [Note: Apple juice will make your oats nice and sweet, but water works just as well, and is the healthy alternative to high-sugar juices]
- The next morning, add grated apple (as much or little as you like) and yogurt. Sprinkle with your choice of fruits and nuts. I suggest strawberries and raspberries, with flaked almonds, pistachios or hazelnuts. Drizzle honey for extra sweetness.
Make your bircher in a jar to manage your portions and ensure an easy clean-up. Just half fill with oats, cover with water or juice, and follow the rest of the instructions above.
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