#OttEuropeanInvasion Food Inspiration – Bircher Muesli

BircherMuesliRecipeBircher Muesli is one of my all time favorite breakfasts… even though it doesn’t include bacon or hollandaise sauce or pancakes or maple syrup.  Bircher Muesli is such a refreshing and lovely way to start your day!  I first fell in love with this dish while we were living in Australia.  The Ott Girls love whipping up a batch of this yummy goodness.  Caroline posted a recipe for this last summer but this time I tweaked the recipe a bit… with inspiration from the cutest little bakery in Lausanne, Switzerland.  This bakery was right by our hotel.  We went in there every morning for bircher muesli and croissants.  The cute lady who ran the bakery was always so shocked when we ordered 6 bircher mueslis… we would almost wipe her out for the day!  Aww, memories.

Anyways, here’s how you make this classic Swiss Dish!


 First, you start off by soaking your oats in apple juice overnight.  I did 1 cup of Oats (I used Gluten Free Oatmeal) and a 1/2 cup of Martinelli’s Apple Juice.


 Stir the mixture so that the oats are coated in the juice.  Pop on the lid, put it in the fridge, and then forget about it until the morning.


Then in the morning, stir the oat and apple juice mixture and then transfer it into a bigger mixing bowl.  It will be soft and gooey… yum!


Next, cut the skin off one apple and grate it… you will then need to squeeze the pile of grated apple with paper towel to soak up the extra juices.  You don’t want the muesli to be too watery or soggy.  Then put the grated apple into the mixing bowl.  Next, add a cup of dry muesli.  I would only suggest using Trader Joe’s Blueberry Muesli.  It has dried blueberries, apples, raisins, currents, corn flakes, rices puffs and oats. (It’s the best one I have found so far.)  Adding the dry muesli gives the bircher muesli different textures.  (Note: Adding the dry muesli is optional! We would make it without this step.. if you want to keep it Gluten Free just use the Gluten Free Oats.)

Next, add yogurt!  Any flavor.  I chose vanilla bean.  Then add fresh berries!  You can add raspberries, strawberries, blueberries, blackberries and/or pomegranate seeds!  Mix it all up and then put back into the fridge to chill.  Then when you are ready to eat, scoop the bircher muesli into your bowls, top with more berries and nuts…. and ENJOY!!


Breakfast is served!  And this is a perfect summertime alternative to oatmeal… No one wants to eat hot oatmeal in the summer.


If you want to be really European, you must serve with a cappuccino!  (I’m having fun with my new Nespresso Machine and frother!)


  1. I’m craving this muesli right now! Yum!

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