Bircher Muesli is a breakfast that was developed in Switzerland by a physician named Maximilian Bircher-Benner. This breakfast has become a classic since it was created. Muesli, greek yogurt and milk are combined and set overnight. The next morning it is topped with fruit and more toppings. You might find Bircher Muesli similar to overnight oats since the method of soaking in the refrigerator is identical. But Bircher Muesli is in a league of its own!
The beauty of this dish is the muesli. Muesli is a mixture of rolled oats, dried fruit and nuts. Such a simple yet delicious combination. I buy mine packaged at the store, but some people make their own. A good store-bought muesli is Bob’s Red Mill Old Country Style Muesli Cereal. I like the Bob’s Red Mill brand and they do not add sugar to their muesli. That is what I used in the Bircher Muesli. Whatever muesli you use, store-bought or homemade, I just recommend to make sure sugar is not an additional ingredient in the muesli.
There are many ways you can make Bircher Muesli. You can make it thicker with more greek yogurt and less milk. You make it thinner with more milk and less greek yogurt. The fruit and toppings are only limited to your imagination. The Bircher Muesli I am sharing is how I love to prepare for my breakfast. I played around with the greek yogurt and milk ratios, and I finally found the one that is just right.
- 1/2 cup muesli
- 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk or unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 cup plain nonfat greek yogurt
- Toppings: fresh fruit unsweetened coconut flakes, ground cinnamon and honey or maple syrup
- In a small bowl, combine the muesli, milk, and greek yogurt. Stir and cover. Place in the refrigerator to set overnight.
- In the morning, top with fresh fruit, ground cinnamon, honey or maple syrup and your favorite toppings such as coconut flakes and nuts. (I love using blueberries and coconut flakes.)