Swiss Muesli

Muesli originated in Switzerland by a physician named Maximilian Bircher-Benner. His version, often referred to as “Bircher muesli,” consisted of raw oats, grated apples, and chopped nuts mixed with milk and a splash of lemon juice. Muesli is one of my favorite ways to start the day; it’s full of fiber, healthy fats, antioxidants, and other healthy ingredients that give me energy for the day without weighing me down.

Ways to enjoy your muesli:

  • as “Bircher muesli”, by stirring together muesli, a grated apple, with a splash of lemon juice and milk or yogurt in the evening. Keep the bowl covered and refrigerated overnight, and enjoy your ready-to-eat breakfast in the morning.
  • as oatmeal/porridge, boiled with milk and served with a drizzle of honey or maple syrup, if desired.
  • as cereal with milk or yogurt, topped with fresh fruit.

Swiss Muesli

Recipe by Anna BembryCourse: BreakfastCuisine: German, SwissDifficulty: Very simple
Servings

15

servings
Prep time

5

minutes

Stir together a batch of your own Swiss Muesli for an easy and healthy breakfast or snack that’s ready when you need it.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups Old-Fashioned oats

  • 1/2 cup wheat germ

  • ½ cup raw sliced almonds

  • 1/2  cup raw sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds

  • 1/2 cup raisins or dried cranberries

  • ½ cup chopped dates

Method

  • In a large bowl, toss together all ingredients until thoroughly combined. Store in an airtight container.

Notes

  • Prepare a “Bircher Muesli” by stirring together muesli, a grated apple, a splash of lemon juice, and milk or yogurt in the evening. Keep the bowl covered and refrigerated overnight, and enjoy your ready-to-eat breakfast in the morning.
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