Bircher müesli aka the best breakfast ever!

As long as I can remember, my Oma and Opa have always had Bircher müesli for breakfast. It was a bit exciting to stay with them, always having the müesli for breakfast – for no exceptions were made!
Recently, my mom has begun making it as well. Not really every day, but very often. And, my trip to London a couple of months ago inspired me a lot, as the Bircher müesli from Pret A Manger is just amazing!

So, I decided to make my own version. I wanted it to be as creamy as the one from Pret, with exciting stuff in it. In the recipe below I will note what is optional and what is required for the “real” Bircher müesli.

For 2 portions, you will need:

  • Oats (appr 2 small handfuls)
  • Milk (just to cover the oats)
  • Yoghurt (I have used Greek yoghurt here, the 10% kind – that’s the yummiest!)
  • Apple(s)
  • Honey
  • Nuts (optional)
  • Raisins and/or cranberries (optional)
  • Lemon (optional)
  • Pomegranate seeds (optional)

The evening before you want to eat your müesli, soak the oats in milk (just as much that it covers the oats), and put them in the fridge during the night.

In the morning, you blend about two tea spoons of honey into the oat mixture. Chop the nuts, and add them and the raisins/cranberries to your oats. Now grate the apple coarsely, and drizzle it with a bit of lemon. Mix it into the oat mixture. This is your base – put half of it in another bowl and put it in the fridge for tomorrow!

Add yoghurt and pomegranates, stir and eat!

If you find it just too yummie, eat the rest as a snack in the afternoon.. In Austria, where the müesli comes from, they are said to have eaten this for dinner, accompanied by coarse bread!