Bircher soaked in orange juice

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)

Bircher soaked in freshly squeezed orange juice, the perfect start to the day

Bircher soaked in freshly squeezed orange juice, the perfect start to the day

The list:

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
Raspberries
2 passion-fruit

The method:

  1. Combine oats, sesame seeds, chia seeds, buckwheat kernels, orange juice and zest, mix thoroughly and leave in a covered bowl in the fridge overnight
  2. 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.

Bircher is filling, healthy and delicious. Make it your own by changing up the toppings with whatever fruits, nuts and seeds you love

Bircher is filling, healthy and delicious. Make it your own by changing up the toppings with whatever fruits, nuts and seeds you love

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7 comments

  1. Looks gorgeous. Bircher has been on my list of things to start prepping for the week ahead but haven’t got there yet. I do the same thing with chia puddings at the moment.

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