My Favourite Bircher Muesli

Bircher Muesli

This is a healthy version of bircher muesli, which is super hard to find! Most birchers found in cafes are loaded with sugar and cream! This is a quick and easy recipe, perfect  for all the busy bees on the go. You can make a big batch and refrigerate for up to a week.

My version is loaded with protein, fibre and good fats, which are the vital nutrients you need at breakfast time for blood sugar control.

Remove the yoghurt (or use coconut yoghurt!) if you are lactose intolerant.


Serves: Makes 3-4 servings


  • 1 cup rolled oats (organic is best)
  • 1 cup water/milk for soaking. Traditional soaking is in juice -not necessary!
  • 1 grated green apple
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 1/4 cup sunflower seeds/pumpkin seeds (or both)
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp shredded coconut
  • 1/4 cup goji berries/dried cranberries
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Handful strawberries/berries
  • 2-4 tbsp greek natural yoghurt
  • 1 tsp raw honey/maple syrup/stevia (optional)


  1. Soak the oats for 6-8hrs or overnight in enough water/milk to cover the oats
  2. Mix the soaked oats and the rest of the ingredients together in a bowl – texture must be thick but smooth
  3. Top it with fresh mint, sprinkle of cinnamon and homemade granola. Add a serving of pea/whey protein for an extra protein hit!
  4. Refrigerate for up to a week


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  • Bridget

    Thank-you for sharing this Jessica! This is one of my favorite breakfasts so far – & I can’t wait to try all your other recipes!!

    Bridget x

  • deb

    thank you so much for all the amazing information its amazing

  • Ava

    I made this but soaked it in fresh coconut water – I found that worked really well. My mum has also been making some with a touch of freshly grated ginger and lime juice – it’s amazing!

  • Kylie T

    Oh my goodness…..this is so good. I’ve been struggling to find a gluten free breakfast alternative for my daughter that she actually likes and I finally have a winner!!! Thank you so much!!! (I buy uncontaminated oats)

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  • Mandy

    Sounds delist! Little correction:
    ‘Slivered’ almonds not ‘slithered’!!

  • Nicola Jenkin

    Hi Jessica. What is the serving portion for your recipe – is it for 2? Looking forward to trying it here in SA. Have found most of the ingredients.

    • Hi Nicola! Yes, this serves 2!

  • Louise

    Can you make a weeks worth at a time and store in the fridge? Any type of milk should be using?

    • Hi Louise! You could definitely make it and enjoy for 3 days, however I wouldn’t keep the same batch for a week. Any milk will work! I like to use unsweetened, organic almond milk 🙂

  • Vanessa

    Hi Jess. I love bircher muesli, but seem to be reacting to apple. Can you recommend a substitute ingredient for this recipe?



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