Overnight Oats Muesli with fruits & nuts
Healthy Breakfast Idea!
When I lived in Germany close to Switzerland’s border during my chef training I had this style of muesli in many cafes and high end hotels and it became my favourite. This recipe was founded by Dr. Maximilian Oskar Bircher-Benner in Zurich early 1900’s who believed that natural ingredients “food of the sunlight” by nature was best for human health.
I made Bircher muesli all the time despite the cold months and varied the ingredients according to the season. It’s so tasty and hard to believe it’s healthy. Similar to the traditional premade muesli you find in stores with nuts and fruits but creating your muesli with your choice of seeds, nuts and dried or fresh fruits and creating a healthier version to call your own!
I love the portability of this muesli as it packs well where you can take it with you in the car, to the office, picnics and hikes. A healthy wholesome delicious breakfast to start your day!
Prep time 5 min Serves 6
Chef’s Note: oats will expand after being soaked but not too much 1:1.3 ratio
2 cups rolled oats (or quick oats)
½ cup sliced almonds
1 apple, graded with skin on
2 tbsp lemon juice
½ tsp cinnamon powder
½ tsp vanilla extract
1 cup low-fat yogurt
1 cup 2% milk or milk of your choice
- Grate the apple and add lemon juice so it doesn’t oxidize
- In a medium bowl combine all the ingredients and apple mixture mix well
- Transfer to a sealable container and store overnight in the fridge
- Divide muesli in bowls and add desired fruits or more milk or yogurt and enjoy!
Nutritional Analysis: 1 serving = ½ cup soaked muesli, 120 ml: Calories 253; Fat 8 g; Carb 36 g; Fibre 8 g; Sugar 9 g; Protein 13 g; Potassium 461 mg; Calcium 165mg