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August 4, 2010 / amyjmcintosh

Bircher muesli

This is the best Bircher muesli recipe I’ve come across. I’m a Bircher fan from way back. It’s healthy, low-GI and delicious. And it’s kind of like eating dessert for breakfast. What a combo! You need to soak the oats overnight, so it’s one of those things that’s good to whip up on Sunday and eat throughout the week.

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I found this recipe in my Delicious 2010 Diary (a must-have for all serious foodies). It’s streets ahead of the Bircher muesli which makes an appearance in most Sydney cafes. What makes this recipe so special is the orange rind which imbues a lovely zing throughout the mixture. The nuts are a winner too as they add a nice textural crunch. I didn’t add fresh coconut (I sprinkled on some dessicated coconut instead), but I’ll be sure to throw this in next time as I managed to find some at my local grocer.

In the interests of curbing your sweet tooth, I recommend reducing the amount of honey from 3 tbs to 1 tbs. The grated apple and apple juice provide plenty of sweetness.

Apple and orange bircher muesli
From Delicious 2010 Diary
Serves 4-6
Begin this recipe a day ahead

2 small oranges
2 1/2 cups (225g) rolled oats
200ml cloudy apple juice
3/4 cup (200g) natural yoghurt
3 tbs runny honey
2 red apples (such as pink lady)
1/2 cup (70g) toasted pecans, chopped
1 cup (150g) fresh blueberries
1 cup (50g) lightly toasted coconut flakes

Finely grate the zest of 1 orange and set aside. Slice off the top and bottom of both oranges, then cut away all the skin and pith. Using a small sharp knife slice between the membranes to remove the fruit in skinless segments. Place the segments into a small bowl and set aside.

In a separate bowl, combine the oats, apple juice, yoghurt, honey, orange zest and 200ml cold water in a bowl, then stir until well combined. Cover the oat mixture and orange segments, and chill overnight.

The next morning, quarter, core and coarsley grate the apples and stir into the oat mixture. Divide muesli among bowls and serve topped with the orange segments, pecans, blueberries and coconut flakes. Bon appetite!


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  1. The Kitchenette / Aug 5 2010 12:07 am

    You leave the nicest comments. I want you to take you everywhere with me. Bring the yummy muesli!

  2. amyjmcintosh / Aug 5 2010 7:23 am

    I’ll bring my Bircher muesli if you bring your Brisket sandwiches with peach-jalapeno relish. Yum!!!!

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