This Swiss style overnight oats is going to bring your breakfast to the next level! It is a great meal if you don’t have too much time in the morning because it littleraly takes 5 minutes when you have prepared it the night before.
What even is Bircher muesli?
Bircher Müsli has actually been invented around 1900 by a Swiss doctor called Maximilian Bircher Brenner who served it his patients in the hospital as a medicine. The original recipe calls for rolled oats, water, cream, lemon juice, Apple and honey. In my recipe I have used almost the same ingredients but even made it a bit healthier.
Overnight oats vs Bircher muesli
Overnight oats are traditionally made either only rolled oats and milk soaked overnight. Bircher muesli also is made with oats being soaked in milk overnight but most of the time. To make it « Bircher » usually there are some nuts, seeds, dried fruits and yoghurt added overnight. When making “normal” overnight oats, you would only top them with fresh fruit, granola, nut butter and yogurt (usually but really depending on the preference) while for Bircher rules like the recipe calls for a freshly grated apple that you add to the yoghurt base. It then is topped with berries, bananas or apple, so just fruit.
What do I need for this?
My basic recipe is really simple. You just have to add almond milk, yoghurt, rolled oats, seeds and/ or nuts, and some dried fruit to a jar and let them soak overnight! In the Morning all you have to do is take it out of the hat, mix under some grated apple and more yoghurt and serve! Honestly it already is incredibly delicious like that!! I love to eat it that way!
But in case you want to go next level, you can add the poached apple on top. This is not difficult either but takes some time. You can make this by adding an Apple into some simmering water with honey and apple sauce and let it simmer for about 20 minutes. Then you take it out, peel it if you want but it’s not necessary, drizzle some more honey and add it to the muesli! This takes it next level and is super good
My favourite honey utensil!
I think if you have been following me along on the blog, you probably know that I am in love with honey. The only thing is that it always is some plastic whenever you finish a packaging when squeezing it out. Because of this reason I have ordered the honey spoons from Tuuli kitchen ( http://www.tuuli-kitchen.com )! They are made out of natural wood and such a great utensil for honey! This way I can always buy and use honey from glasses and produce less waste. Plus they look super cute when serving!
Is this Healthy?
Also the Bircher muesli is really healthy and nutritious. The oats provide you with good carbs, essential fiber, a good amount of protein and a lot of vitamins. The ains milk also adds some vitamins and liquids while the Greek yoghurt is packed with protein. The nuts and seeds give you the healthy fats you need and the dried fruit add some natural sweetness. The Apple also provides you a lot of vitamins and deliciousness.
I hope that you will really enjoy this recipe! I honestly do and think that you will do so too! If you decide to recreate it be sure to tag me with @uneptcuisiniere or #unepetitecuisiniere! If you have time it would mean a lot to me if you would leave a comment and rating here on the blog too!
A delicious swiss breakfast recipe. It is similar to overnight oats, packed with nutrients and incredibly delicious! Enjoy!
What you will need
The night before:
- 100 g rolled oats
- 200 ml almond milk
- 1 heaped tbsp greek yoghurt can be substituted for a thick plant based yoghurt if making it vegan
- 1 tbsp sunflower seeds
- 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds
- 1 tbsp dried cranberries or raisins
- 1 tsp honey
The morning of:
- 1 large apple
- 3 tbsp yoghurt preferably thick such as greek yoghurt or skyr
- a few nuts
- some fresh berries for serving
That is how it works:
In a large jar or bowl add all the ingredients for "the night before" and stir until all mixed up. Place it in the fridge for at least 6 hours to overnight.
In the morning take the jar out of the fridge and transfer it into a bowl. Grate an apple and add it to the soaked oats along with the yoghurt. Gently mix until evrything is combined. Sprinkle some more nuts or seeds and top with some fresh fruit or honey poached apple (see recipe below). serve and enjoy!
Honey Poached Apple
This is a great way to prepare apples to use as a topping for bircher muesli, overnight oats, yoghurt or anything you like!
What you will need
- 1 Apple
- 2 tbsp apple Sauce
- 1 tbsp honey
This is how it works:
Bring a pot with water to a boil. Add the apple sauce and honey and reduce to a simmer. Add in the Apple and let it simmer for 20 minutes.
Once done take the apple out. You can peel the apple if you want, but it is not necessary. Drizzle some more honey and enjoy!