Bircher has a whole range of benefits, but the one I am most interested in is time saving. Every now and then I make a massive portion of bircher muesli by soaking oats and various other wholesome goodies so that when morning rolls around I am ready for the day…it’s a really good “I am adulting like a boss” feeling. It takes very little effort and leaves me comfortably full and satisfied until early afternoon.
I have made this bircher a few times now, slowly perfecting what types of ingredients to add, what works, what doesn’t – and honestly, nearly everything works. Bircher is adaptable, you can add, remove ingredients as you like just ensure the core base is oats and you will have a winning recipe for weekday breakfasts that doesn’t come with a bucket of sugar or preservatives.
The orange juice in this recipe is fresh, perfect for a lighter style bircher. Let me know what your favourite bircher ingredients are in the comments below, I’d love to hear from you!
Serves 4 (or 2 serves over two days)
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup rolled rye oats
1 Tbs chia seeds
2 tsp sesame seeds
2 Tbs buckwheat kernels
2 cups freshly squeezed orange juice
Zest of 1 orange
For the morning
2 green apples, grated
4-5 large Tbs Greek yoghurt
Handful toasted chopped hazelnuts
- Combine oats, sesame seeds, chia seeds, buckwheat kernels, orange juice and zest, mix thoroughly and leave in a covered bowl in the fridge overnight
- In the morning, fold through grated apples, yoghurt and serve with fruit and toasted nuts
*Tip: if you are having this over a few mornings, portion out the soaked oats each morning and mix through yoghurt and freshly grated apple. It has a better texture as compared to making one giant batch and letting it sit in the fridge for 2-3 days.
Add whatever fruit toppings you like, make it your own. You could add toasted coconut, almonds, orange segments, pomegranate, blueberries or pistachios.