I’ve always loved Bircher Muesli. Actually, I’m pretty happy with oats of any kind and porridge is an any-time-of-the-day thing at our place, often for dinner on a slack winters night. Despite my love of all things oatey, I’d never even thought to try making my own Bircher Muesli, so when Anna sent me this dead easy and uber-cheap recipe, I was keen to give it a go. I am so glad I did! Perfect for breakfast or brunch hospitality, I’m sure I’ll be making this refreshing and comforting mix of oats, apple, almonds and yoghurt again and again. The quantity that follows makes enough for 4 decent serves, so just multiply away to suit the number of friends you’re serving. Just remember with this one to make it at least a day ahead – and enjoy the benefit of not having to do much the day people come over. Total cost less than $3, with fruit to serve additional.
- 1 cup rolled oats (not quick oats)
- 1-2 grated apples
- ½ cup apple juice
- 1 large handful sultanas (I used craisins cause I was out of sultanas)
- ½ handful of roughly chopped, unsalted almonds
- ¼ cup vanilla or Greek yoghurt (you’ll need a little extra for serving too)
- ¼ cup milk
- 1 teaspoon honey
- Chopped fruit and/or frozen berries for serving
1. Mix all the ingredients together in a bowl. Cover with cling wrap and refrigerate overnight.
2. In the morning it should be the consistency of cold porridge. Stir and if necessary add a little bit more yoghurt or milk to increase the creaminess.
Serve with fresh chopped fruit and/or berries and some extra yoghurt.
I make my own bircher too. So much cheaper!
I add craisins to mine. 🙂
I really love this blog! Thank you for taking the time to write it! My husband is in ministry and we’ve used many of your recipes when hosting. Warm regards Kerryn
Oh my goodness, Jane, this stuff is A-Ma-Zing. I was worried it wouldn’t be sweet enough (I only had greek, not vanilla yoghurt, and no apple juice so added extra milk) but it’s super, super tasty. Are you sure that much serves 4 people? 🙂
Well that depends how much you enjoy it I suppose! Yeah, I really love it too. When I made it last week it without apple juice and sultanas to reduce the sugar content and it was still really yummy! Instead of sultanas I just put some frozen blueberries in it – so yummy! Glad you’re enjoying yours!