BEST Bircher Muesli Recipe [Homemade Recipe]

Made with nuts, dried and fresh fruits, almond milk and oatmeal, you will quickly discover why this is the best bircher muesli ever! Just prepare the day before, put it in the fridge and you will have the breakfast that awaits you in the morning.

As soon as the weather turns, my breakfast cravings change! I discovered Bircher Muesli for the first time in a New York cafe. I immediately decided that I had to eat it every day, so I created my own recipe and have been hooked ever since! It’s so easy, delicious and healthy… you’ll want it all spring and summer.

What is Bircher Muesli?

Bircher muesli was created by a Swiss doctor, Bircher-Brenner. Apparently he and his wife were given a similar dish on a hike, and then he was inspired to serve it to his hospital patients. It was originally served as an appetizer, but is now widely regarded as a breakfast food. I like to describe it as a mixture of oats and grains for the night!

Ingredients Bircher Muesli

  • oatmeal – just regular oatmeal, not quick oats! Take gluten free if necessary.
  • chia seeds – these tiny seeds are packed with fiber, protein and healthy fats.
  • Dried apricots – look for non-sulfur apricots. You can also exchange for any dried fruit of your choice.
  • Hazelnut – I recommend grilling them before adding them to the dish for optimal flavor! You can use any nut or seed you want here.
  • fresh blueberries – you guessed it… you can use any fresh fruit you like! It would be delicious with raspberries, strawberries, etc.
  • dairy free milk – I used almond milk but any milk will work.
  • raw honey – I am obsessed with manuka honey, but raw honey or maple syrup gives a hint of sweetness.

How to make Bircher Muesli:

STEP 1: If you haven’t already, roast and chop your nuts and chop your dried fruits.

2ND STEP: Combine all the ingredients in a mason jar or sealable container. Stir to combine, then shake to make sure everything is well mixed.

STEP 3: Place the container in the refrigerator overnight or for at least 6 hours.


STEP 4: In the morning, add extra milk if you want to give it more cereal consistency or enjoy it as is!

Still not sure? Here is a step-by-step video showing you how to make bircher muesli …

How to store Bircher Muesli

The best thing about this breakfast (apart from it’s delicious!) Is that it stores so well! I like to do a few batches at a time so that I can have several mornings of ready-to-eat breakfast! Prepare entire recipe as directed and store in refrigerator for up to 3 days. The longer you store the more liquid oats and chia seeds will absorb, you may need to add more liquid before eating.

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The best Bircher Muesli ever

Made with nuts, dried and fresh fruits, almond milk and oatmeal, you will quickly discover why this is the best bircher muesli ever! Just prepare the day before, put it in the fridge and you will have the breakfast that awaits you in the morning.

  • Author: Davida lederle
  • Preparation time: 5 minutes
  • Cooking time: 0 minutes
  • Total time: 6 hours + 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 portion 1X
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Gross
  • Cooked: American
  • Diet: Gluten free
  • 1/2 cup oatmeal (gluten free if necessary)
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds
  • 45 unsulphured dried apricots, chopped (or approximately 2 tbsp of your favorite dried fruits)
  • 2 tbsp roasted hazelnuts, chopped (or your favorite nut or seed)
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries (or fruit of your choice)
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk + 1/4 cup for the next morning, if desired
  • 1 teaspoon raw honey (or maple syrup)

  1. Combine all the ingredients in a mason jar or sealable container.
  2. Shake it and place it in the fridge overnight or for at least 6 hours.
  3. In the morning, add extra almond milk to give it more grain consistency or consume it as is.
  4. For more details on how to prepare this recipe, see THIS VIDEO.

* I like to make a few jars at a time so I have breakfast for a few days!

Keywords: bircher muesli, mueseli, how to make bircher muesli

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