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Bircher muesli

When I was doing a ski season in Switzerland a few years back I absolutely fell in love with Bircher muesli!

Muesli was introduced around 1900 by the Swiss physician Maximilian Bircher-Benner for patients in his hospital, where a diet rich in fresh fruit and vegetables was an essential part of therapy. It was inspired by a similar “strange dish” that he and his wife had been served on a hike in the Swiss Alps.

These days there are so many different variations on the Bircher muesli, from simplistic to extravagant – it’s the perfect breakfast if you’re in a rush in the morning since pretty much everything has been prepared the night before!


Bircher muesli
Serves 6
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  1. 1/4 cup roasted sunflower seeds
  2. 1 cup roasted hazelnuts, roughly chopped
  3. 1/2 cup raisins
  4. 1 cup dried fruits (like figs, apricots, plums)
  5. 2 cups oats
  6. 1 cup non-dairy yoghurt
  7. 1/2 cup non-dairy milk
  8. 1 3/4 cup apple juice
  9. 2 red apples
  1. Mix all ingredients except apples in a large bowl, cover and place in the fridge over night.
  2. Grate apples the next morning and add to the bowl. Add a splash of non-dairy milk until you reach the consistency you want, stir and serve!
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