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Glass jars filled with overnight oats and topped with fruits and nuts.

Bircher Muesli Recipe

A simple, wholesome and healthy bircher muesli recipe made with apple, honey and cinnamon and then chilled overnight. Top with your favourite fruits, nuts and seeds for a delicious breakfast or a snack on the go.
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: western
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Chilling Time: 12 hours
Total Time: 12 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 6 serves
Calories: 220kcal


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  • 150 g (2 cups) rolled oats old fashioned oats or quick oats
  • 1 apple grated
  • 2 tbs honey
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 420 ml (1 ¾ cups milk whole milk or full fat milk
  • 60 ml (¼ cup) apple juice sweetened or unsweetened
  • 3 tbs lemon juice
  • 375 g (1 ½ cups) plain or natural yoghurt
  • Toppings: berries, banana, nuts, dried fruit, coconut, berry coulis


  • Place all of the ingredients (except for the toppings) into a large bowl. Mix together well.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and place into the fridge overnight.
  • Remove from the fridge and stir well.
  • Divide between bowls and add toppings.



Gluten-free option - Use gluten-free rolled oats.
Quick oats substitution - quick oats require less chilling time than rolled oats – they will need around 4 hours as compared to rolled oats which need to be chilled overnight.
Consume - Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
Variations - flavoured yoghurt, grated carrot, raisins or sultanas, flax, sunflower seeds, pepitas, chopped almonds, chia seeds or cashews, fresh berries, sliced banana and any extra flavourings such as cinnamon, nutmeg, vanilla sugar, maple syrup or honey.
Individual serves - if you prefer, you can store the bircher muesli in individual containers or glass jars for a simple 'grab and go' breakfast or snack.


Calories: 220kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 61mg | Potassium: 330mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 192IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 174mg | Iron: 1mg