When combined with milk or yoghurt and soaked overnight, it becomes a complete, filling and nutritious breakfast (you can read all about why here) – not to mention bircher is oh-so-tasty!. After the bircher has soaked overnight, serve with your favorite toppings. I’m Tina and I share my everyday breakfast recipes here. Sprinkle with the nuts and add a dollop of yoghurt, plus a drizzle of honey if you have a sweet tooth. His charges started every single meal with a bowl of his “little mush” – which may, I concede, have been rather too much of a good thing. top (optional) Soak the oats and dried fruit in the apple juice overnight The morning I woke up to it, I ran to the fridge. Copyright © 2020 Nigella Lawson. By Tina JuiLast updated: December 11, 2019Filed Under: Breakfast and Brunch Recipes, Gluten Free, Kid Friendly, Make Ahead, No Cook, No Egg, Oats and Grains, Quick and Easy Breakfasts, Quick and Easy Brunches, Summer Breakfast Recipes, VegetarianTags: apples, nuts, oats, seeds, yogurt. Definitely a breakfast I wanted to make again. Plus I just love the nutty, slightly sweet flavor and chew texture of them. It was a little nutty, slightly sweet, and had a good hearty texture. There are so many variations to bircher muesli. It’s really up to you. I’d love to see it too – snap a picture of your finished dish and share it with me on Instagram using. When I first encountered bircher muesli on the bountiful breakfast table at Ireland’s Ballymaloe House I assumed they’d invented it, so perfect was the combination of Irish oatmeal, homegrown apples and thick yellow cream. The Wolseley Breakfast Book, a collection of favourites from the London restaurant, suggests using “a mix of oats and other grains, such as wheat or rye flakes”, so I stick in some spelt and rye leftover from my granola-making efforts. If you happen to have access to more interesting varieties, count yourself lucky and experiment. If you want to reduce the sweetness you can swap half of the apple juice for milk or water. It wasn’t until I moved to London and the coffee shop was looking for new recipes to serve that this Swiss oatmeal came onto my radar after looking through a local magazine. Bircher-Benner’s original recipe used rolled oats, which remain the standard base to this day. Muesli wouldn’t be muesli without some form of dairy – think of all that lovely Swiss milk. The spelt flakes go a bit mushy for my liking, prompting a Proustian vision of Weetabix left too long in the milk, while the rye stays chewy – not unpleasantly so, but unless you’re keen to use some up, I wouldn’t say they contribute much. I’ll often use one of these swaps when making this Swiss oatmeal for my toddler. Learn how your comment data is processed. The condensed milk is jarringly sweet, I don’t think cream has any place in muesli (except perhaps on very special occasions) and the Greek yoghurt glues the oats together like mortar, but I do like the tangy flavour of the thinner kind, so I’ll be loosening the mixture with milk, then topping it with yoghurt, as Oliver suggests. I've made this several times. Also, as this recipe is sweet enough from the apples and juice, I prefer plain rather than sweetened yogurt. Made overnight, this Swiss oatmeal recipe is a healthy and easy breakfast that’s full of flavor and texture. In a medium bowl, combine the jumbo rolled oats and apple juice. Emina stirs in yoghurt – “thick Greek, whole milk or – reluctantly – low fat” (I go for the first), Ottolenghi and Oliver add milk and yoghurt, Williams the aforementioned low-fat yoghurt and low-fat creme fraiche and the Wolesley milk and double cream, while Allen serves it with pouring cream to top. You can double check this by looking at the ingredient list. You can easily buy delicious bags of muesli on Amazon, or simply just take a look at it. Thank you for sharing. Yes, Bircher can be a very healthy breakfast. Last modified on Tue 9 Jul 2019 09.49 BST. What do you add to yours? Cover, and leave in the refrigerator overnight. You can also add in a swirl of jam if you like. Trust me, the warm fruit add a completely new dimension to this simple breakfast. But then bircher muesli recipes kept popping up everywhere I went: restaurant menus, blog posts, and even newspapers. To keep the texture from getting too thick and sludgy, I use regular yogurt, rather than Greek yogurt. In a dish that’s largely mush, coarsely grating the fruit, rather than finely grating it to a pulp, as Williams suggests, provides something to get your teeth into. The oats must be soaked before use – traditionally overnight, though Yotam Ottolenghi reckons 10 minutes is quite sufficient, and even Ballymaloe’s Darina Allen suggests only 10-15 minutes. Though you won’t find any in Bircher-Brenner’s recipe, dried fruit is as popular in this kind of muesli as any other. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases. – I like mix of sunflower seeds, pepitas, brown and golden flax seeds (. I was converted a couple of years ago to this delicious breakfast. So I finally gave it a try. To make warmed bircher muesli even cozier, you can add a sprinkle of cinnamon on top too.