Bircher muesli recipes

Bircher muesli recipes

1. Bircher muesli with yoghurt and honey

This recipe has quite a mushy texture, so it’s perfect for those who love their yoghurt. If you prefer a rougher texture, just decrease the amount of milk and yoghurt or add some nuts for extra crunch.


  • 2 cups traditional rolled oats
  • 1¾ cups milk (reduced fat)
  • ¼ cup apple juice (no added sugar)
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 apple, cored and grated with the peel
  • 1-2 tablespoons honey (optional)
  • 1½ cups high protein plain/natural yogurt
  • Cinnamon (optional)
  • Toppings: fresh and/or dried fruit, nuts, toasted coconut, etc.


  1. Combine oats, milk, apple juice and lemon juice and let sit overnight in the refrigerator, covered
  2. In the morning add the grated apple, honey (to taste), yogurt, and cinnamon, mix well.
  3. Scoop yourself a ladle worth and top with your favourite fruits and nuts.

2. Apple and passionfruit bircher muesli

A great combination of flavours, this one’s a keeper for sure!


  • 2 cups traditional rolled oats or natural Swiss muesli
  • 1 1/4 cups apple juice (no added sugar)
  • 1/2 cup thick natural yoghurt
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, grated
  • 125g strawberries, chopped (frozen can be a substitute)
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 2 passionfruit, pulp only
  • Extra chopped strawberries and thick natural yoghurt, to serve


  1. Place muesli / oats and apple juice in a bowl and stir to combine. Cover with plastic wrap. Refrigerate overnight.
  2. When ready to serve, stir yoghurt, apple, strawberries, honey and half of 1 passionfruit through muesli. Spoon into bowls. Top with extra strawberries, yoghurt and passionfruit pulp as desired beforeserving.

3. Mixed berry bircher muesli

For a boost of antioxidants, try this bircher recipe with added berries. 


  • 1 cup rolled oats 
  • 1 cup apple juice (no added sugar)
  • 1 apple, grated
  • 4 tablespoons natural yoghurt
  • 1 cup of mixed berries (fresh or frozen)
  • Honey (optional sweetness)


  1. Mix the oats and apple juice until well combined, in a large container with a well-fitting lid.
  2. Place in the fridge and leave for at least 1 hour or until all the juice has been absorbed (preferably overnight).
  3. Just before you are ready to eat, grate the apple. Add the grated apple and yoghurt to the oat and juice mixture, stirring to combine well.
  4. Serve with berries and honey if desired.


4. Quick raspberry bircher muesli

If you don’t have enough time for the oats to soak overnight, try this quick and easy recipe.



  • 2 1/4 cups rolled oats
  • 100g mixed nuts, chopped
  • 2 tbs sunflower seeds
  • 50g mixed dried fruits
  • 1 red apple, grated
  • 2 cups apple juice (no added sugar)
  • 1 cup Greek yoghurt (reduced fat)
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 120g punnet raspberries (frozen can be a substitute)


  1. Place the oats, nuts, sunflower seeds, dried fruits, apple, juice and yoghurt in a bowl. Stir well to combine, then soak for 15 minutes until softened.
  2. Place the honey and raspberries (reserving a few to serve) in a blender and whiz until smooth.
  3. Serve with a drizzle of raspberry sauce, garnished with the reserved raspberries.


 5. Bircher muesli with rhubarb and sweet dukkah

If you’re looking for something a little more exotic than the standard bircher fare, this recipe with rhubarb and sweet dukkah is the one for you.



  • 1 1/2 cups rolled oats
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh orange juice
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, peeled, roughly grated
  • 1/2 cup Greek-style yoghurt (reduced fat), plus extra to serve
  • Honey, to drizzle

Baked rhubarb

  • 1 bunch rhubarb, stems cut into 3cm lengths
  • 1/2 firmly packed cup brown sugar
  • 1 cinnamon quill


  1. Place the oats and orange juice in a bowl and stir to combine. Cover and leave to soak in the fridge overnight.
  2. For the rhubarb, preheat the oven to 190°C. Combine the ingredients in a baking dish, cover with foil and bake for 10 minutes until rhubarb is softened but maintains its shape.
  3. When ready to serve, add the apple and yoghurt to the oats and combine well. Serve the bircher muesli with extra yoghurt, honey, rhubarb and its juices. Sprinkle with sweet dukkah.


6. Bircher muesli with figs

Delicious and nutritious, the humble fig packs a punch in this delicious bircher recipe.


  • 2 ½ cups natural muesli
  • 1 1/2 cups apple juice (no added sugar)
  • 1 cup reduced-fat plain yoghurt
  • 3/4 cup reduced-fat milk
  • 3/4 cup chopped, dried figs
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • 3 fresh figs, quartered



  1. Combine muesli, apple juice, yoghurt, milk, dried figs and honey in a medium bowl.
  2. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  3. Spoon muesli mixture into bowls. Serve with nuts and fresh figs. 


All information contained in this article is intended for general information purposes only. The information provided should not be relied upon as medical advice and does not supersede or replace a consultation with a suitably qualified healthcare professional.

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