Bircher Muesli

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It’s another chilly day here and I’m hanging for some constant warm weather to de-thaw my bones! I thought Melbourne’s winter would be short and sweet but this last little bit seems to be dragging on f-o-r-e-v-e-r. I can’t wait for warm alfresco dining every night – bliss! But… the good the news is we now have daylight savings and just having those extra few hours after work is amazing. I’m even hoping I’ll have some time to photograph midweek after work!

Well there is one good thing about winter and that’s the yummy apples and this recipe makes the most of winter’s best fruit. It’s Bircher Muesli kids! Yummy yummy Bircher muesli. This Swiss breakfast invented by Dr Bircher himself uses oats that are soaked overnight softening the oat & thus making it easier to digest. I normally don’t soak the oats overnight only because I usually don’t have enough foresight to think about what I want for breakfast the night before. I’m not sure if it makes a huge difference taste wise so if you forget to soak, it’s not a big deal. The thing I love about Bircher is that it’s so easy to go freestyle and throw in any additional goodies – nuts, dried fruit, coconut… anything. Mum used to make if for me when I was little but now I think mine is better than mum’s (sorry mama!).

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Bircher Muesli

1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup fresh apple juice or orange juice
1/2 cup yoghurt (flavoured or greek)
handful currants or sultanas
handful of mixed nuts – almonds, sunflower seeds, hazelnuts
shredded coconut
a sprinkling of ground cinnamon
1 apple, grated
1/2 tbsp honey to serve
1. Combine the rolled oats and juice and soak over night in the refrigerator.

2. In the morning mix the rest of the ingredients together. Serve in a bowl and drizzle a little honey over the top. Mmm.

 

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