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The Best Ever Bircher Muesli {Video}

August 2, 2015

Made with nuts, dried and fresh fruit, almond milk and rolled oats, you will quickly discover why this is the best ever bircher muesli! Just whip up the night before, place in the refrigerator and you have breakfast waiting for you in the morning.

Made with nuts, dried and fresh fruit, almond milk and rolled oats, you will quickly discover why this is the best ever bircher muesli! Just whip up the night before, place in the refrigerator and you have breakfast waiting for you in the morning. This is the easiest and most delicious breakfast you've never heard of!This recipe has been a long time coming. It’s probably one of my favourite breakfasts EVER, but unless you purchased my healthy breakfast ecookbook, you’ve likely never heard me talk about it.

To be honest, I was a bit self-conscious about sharing it because I thought you guys wouldn’t read a post/recipe for something you’ve probably never heard of.

But kind of like my newfound YouTube stardom, I decided to throw caution to the wind and JUST DO IT.

And man am I glad that I did.

How To Make Bircher Muesli:

 

Even though I’ve come decades in tackling my self-doubt, it’s still something I do and probably will forever struggle with. I’ve found that the best way to deal with it is to just say “f*ck it!” and do it anyway. I know that this is completely unhelpful advice, but that’s been my most effective strategy thus far.

That is precisely how today’s post came about. It’s so easy as a blogger to get trapped in the cycle of only creating recipes you know will “go viral”. I’ve actually talked about this before and it’s the main reason why it’s taken me over 2 years to post this recipe.

I know that many of you have no idea what Bircher Muesli is. For the record, it’s kind of a fusion between overnight oats and cereal…or just watch the video. The fact that it isn’t a common recipe or something that people are often searching for meant that I didn’t think it was worth sharing.

Made with nuts, dried and fresh fruit, almond milk and rolled oats, you will quickly discover why this is the best ever bircher muesli! Just whip up the night before, place in the refrigerator and you have breakfast waiting for you in the morning. This is the easiest and most delicious breakfast you've never heard of!At the same time, I’ve eaten this recipe for breakfast pretty much every single day for the last month or so. It’s so easy, delicious and healthy that I almost feel bad I’ve kept it from you.

Same goes for YouTube. It’s something I’ve been wanting to tap into for a long time. I want to connect with all of you more personally, and for as much as the pretty pictures make you salivate, I think seeing step-by-step how to make a recipe can ease your worries when it actually comes to tackling the kitchen.

At the end of the day, I have no idea how many of your lives I affect. Maybe none of you care about bircher muesli, or seeing my awkward face on video. But if I could make one person’s breakfast a little bit easier (or more entertaining…), then I’ve done my job.

Made with nuts, dried and fresh fruit, almond milk and rolled oats, you will quickly discover why this is the best ever bircher muesli! Just whip up the night before, place in the refrigerator and you have breakfast waiting for you in the morning. This is the easiest and most delicious breakfast you've never heard of!This is what I’ve been keeping in mind as I begin to explore the great big world of video. It’s not about how many people are watching them, but how much value I can bring to whoever is watching.

I was chatting with Nikky about this last weekend; how starting something from scratch, like a YouTube channel is incredibly humbling. I’m reminded that not everything I create will be seen by thousands of people, in the same way that it used to be when I started this little space of mine. The whole goal was to help inspire people to lead a healthier, more balanced lifestyle.

So in those moments of self-doubt I remind myself why I show up everyday and then say “f*ck it!”. Because in the end, what do I have to lose?

Also for those of you wondering – Bircher Muesli is much more common in Europe where it’s frequently eaten for breakfast. For those of you in North America it’s very similar to overnight oats but just a bit more liquidy. I highly encourage you to try out bircher muesli if you haven’t already!

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The Best Ever Bircher Muesli

  • Author: Davida Lederle
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 6 hours + 5 Minutes
  • Yield: 1 serving 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Raw
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free
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Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats (gluten-free if necessary)
  • 1 tsp chia seeds
  • 45 dried, unsulfured apricots, chopped (or about 2 tablespoons of your favorite dried fruit)
  • 2 tbsp toasted hazelnuts, chopped (or your favorite nut or seed)
  • 1/2 cup fresh blueberries (or fruit of choice)
  • 1 cup unsweetened almond milk + 1/4 cup for the next morning, if desired
  • 1 tsp manuka honey (or regular honey or maple syrup)

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients in a mason jar or sealable container.
  2. Shake it up and place in the refrigerator overnight or for at least 6 hours.
  3. In the morning add additional almond milk to give it more of a cereal consistency or eat as is.
  4. For more details on how to make this recipe check out THIS VIDEO.

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

If overnight oats and cereal met and had a baby it would be called Bircher Muesli! This healthy breakfast recipe made with rolled oats, dried fruit, nuts and berries is the ultimate recipe for the most important meal of the day! #birchermuesli #healthybreakfast

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  • Reply
    Hanna
    January 24, 2018 at 9:57 am

    I’m so glad you shared this. I was looking for a Bircher Muesli recipe similar to what my mom used to make. I also love what you wrote about confidence. I’m also struggling with it all the time but your advice was the best, thank you. I am a blogger who rarely blogs because I don’t think anyone would want to read what I have to say. You totally encouraged me. I probably don’t have the decades left that you have but I can still give it my best shot. I just signed up for your emails. That’s another thing I would like to have, an email list. Thanks so much for this post.

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    Jen
    November 30, 2016 at 9:21 pm

    Trying to be healthy. Had a ton of ice cream tonight. Starting tomorrow fresh with your muesli recipe. I admire your commitment to health. Not sure how people find balance.
    Thanks

  • Reply
    Jassica
    March 13, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    Hi there! Just want to say i Am so appreciative of you going with it anyway and posting this recipe up! Well done! And also your YouTube video! Keep it up!! Xx

    • Reply
      Davida Kugelmass
      March 13, 2016 at 1:39 pm

      Thank you so much, Jassica! I really appreciate the support 🙂

  • Reply
    Kristina
    August 11, 2015 at 10:04 am

    Hey, I have been a fan of Bircher muesli for quite a while and even though I really like it, it can get a bit boring sometimes. Your twist on it is definitely going to make it into my morning routine! I made it yesterday and added a litle cinnamon in it as well and it was amazing.

    Thanks!

    • Reply
      Davida Kugelmass
      August 11, 2015 at 7:39 pm

      So happy to hear you enjoyed it! Cinnamon is the perfect addition!

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