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Homemade Bircher Muesli

by Helene Dsouza on January 3, 2014

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Hello my dear friends. I hope you survived the recent New Years celebrations and I wish us all a successful 2014. I have decided to take up a new years resolution for 2014. I don’t do this usually but I was kind of in the mood to do so and in the same time I thought I would be able to inspire others as well. My New Years resolution is to introduce you to different breakfast ideas this January and today we will start with my husbands new favorite, a homemade Bircher Muesli with oats and fresh fruits.

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I have been a bit lazy in preparing breakfast in the last months and my own laziness was turning into an annoying habit. So you see I have a good reason to start this little “project” just that I needed some extra motivation by sharing the best healthy and tasty breakfast ideas with you all. At least we get to enjoy the delicious things together, right?

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Back in December I had asked some of you via Google+ and Facebook to share your all time favorite healthy breakfast creations. I got a great feedback at google+ and the majority of you mostly enjoyed fruit salads, smoothies, weet-bix and omlette. A breakfast with oats was another reader’s favorite although the way each would prepare and enjoy oats varied. I expected just that!

You see, we enjoy different breakfast dishes every day. I love banana porridge but honestly I can’t have the same every single day! I enjoy fruit salads but I certainly don’t have the patience to prepare a fresh bowl with small fruity bites every single morning. Oh and I am not going to make croissant every morning, not that this counts as a healthy breakfast, but it’s my naughty greasy favorite of course. We need easy and quick breakfast ideas which are nutritious at the same time! I am not a morning person and I don’t want to skip breakfast, therefore I am celebrating breakfast this month and I am hopefully going to inspire you at the same time. (I am just going to repeat myself this way so that I don’t break my resolution, you are my witness!)

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So let’s finally get to the homemade Bircher Muesli… I suspect that you guys have heard of muesli in the past. We spell it as Müsli in German. Basically a muesli is a dry mixture of oats, cornflakes, raisin, nuts and so on. It’s a typical central European thing! A homemade Bircher muesli is very swiss and it includes different ingredients and its preparation differs as well. My mum would soak the oats in milk the previous night and the next morning she would add the grated apple, lemon juice, yogurt, honey, raisins, fruits etc. Because it soaks overnight you save time the next day in completing your breakfast. It’s the perfect healthy breakfast if you are not a morning person!

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Homemade Bircher Muesli
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Swiss
Serves: 1-2 bowls
Prep time:
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Homemade bircher muesli is a nutritious and delicious breakfast idea. You will love it if you are not a morning person!
  • 80 grams Oats (rolled flakes, the regular one)
  • 180 milliliter milk
  • 4-6 Tablespoons Honey
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 100 grams grated apple or ½ of a bigger apple
  • ½ Teaspoon Cinnamon Powder
  • 80 milliliter plain yogurt
  • a few raisins (optional)
  • a few almonds
  • fresh fruits (berries or chikoo or banana,...)
  1. The night before, place the oats and milk together in a container. Mix the content and place into the fridge. Homemade Bircher Muesli www.masalaherb.com
  2. The next morning add the honey, lemon juice, grated apple, cinnamon powder, yogurt, raisins and almonds. Mix the whole content well. Homemade Bircher Muesli www.masalaherb.com
  3. Choose some fruits, rinse and cut into pieces. Place on top of your muesli. I usually use whatever fruits we have at home but I noticed that strawberries and chikoos are a great addition. Also peach bites turn the bircher muesli into a special breakfast.
  4. Best enjoyed cooled.

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I am Helene, the author behind Masala Herb! My aim is to show you an incredible world full of surprises. Food, Culture and Travel are my forte and that's what I enjoy. Follow my Food and Travel adventures and learn some incredible things! Now in the beautifull Indian coastline state, Goa.

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A speciality I love. So healthy and delicious.




Shashi @ http://runninsrilankan.com

I am so boring compared to you – I eat almost the same thing every morn! I love your variety in breakfasts! Happy New Year Helene!
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John@Kitchen Riffs

My usual breakfast is fruit and a hard-boiled egg. This looks totally wonderful, though, and I should give it a try. Thanks!
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Joanne T Ferguson

G’day! What a healthy way to start the New Year Helene!
May it be a good one for all!
Cheers! Joanne


Lizzy (Good Things)

Helene, happy new year to you my friend. I love bircher muesli and don’t make it often enough! Your recipe has inspired me, thank you for sharing xox
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Maureen | Orgasmic Chef

I haven’t had bircher muesli for years and I have no excuse because I love it. I should get on to healthy breakfasts too. Great idea, Helene!
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Angie@Angie's Recipes

I can eat this every single day! I shall make a batch too.
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Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl

I need to start making breakfast like you because this is beautiful!


Coffee and Crumpets

I’m like you, I am a morning person but not a breakfast person. I prefer salty foods to sweet and so enjoy croissants and toast and stuff. But like you said, you can’t make those everyday, and like you I just don’t have the patience to make fruit salad.
I do like oats and this looks great! And you can get it ready the night before, I love it!
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Since I travel a lot for my job, I am always looking for fun new quick breakfast ideas. I love that this recipe does not involve any cooking. This would be perfect, easy, and delicious! It sounds fabulous! Hugs, Terra


Lail | With A Spin

Happy New Year, Helene. I wish I had time to make different breakfast every morning. I usually have some oatmeal or homemade granola. This muesli sounds easy enough to
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Breakfast is the hardest meal of the day for me to plan… I do love all the fruit and nut you have here in this breakfast dish. I also like that most of it gets done overnight in the fridge. :) Love the new feature of breakfast items… looking forward to it. Hope 2014 has been treating you well so far. Happy New Year!
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LOL, I am definitely a morning person, and breakfast is my favorite meal of the day! In fact I looked forward to the morning and breakfast being that first meal of the day. My breakfast choices are varied by the day, though there are those usual staples and I just love variety. Well, I don’t prepare my own breakfasts although I do love breakfasts like these which are home-prepared or just the ‘conventional’ type – if you know what I mean.
A delightful read and loved the visuals too – stunning and I am sure it tastes as great as it looks!
Happy New Year to you and may the year bring you all the wonderful returns!~ :-)
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The Hungry Mum

Miss6 loves this! Will have to make a batch this weekend.
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