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Bircher Muesli Mix


Description

As I mentioned above, this is the first time I’ve measured, so adapt the recipe to your liking — this is purely meant to be a rough guide. Any number of nuts, seeds, dried fruit, etc. will work. Also, wheat flakes, oat flakes, etc. can be added.

Bircher muesli is a great thing to make for a crowd. Last summer I reunited with some dear friends at the beach, and I made a huge batch of this every morning. Count on 1/2 cup of the dry muesli mix and 1/2 grated apple per person. If you’re not using date pellets, I like to use one date per person for sweetness. You don’t have to measure, but I basically do a ratio of equal parts milk to muesli, then half as much yogurt, but again, adapt recipe to your liking.

Also, on a daily basis, I just soak the muesli in milk for about 15 minutes — no apple, no yogurt. For me, I’ll soak 1/2 cup of muesli with 1/2 cup of milk for at least 15 minutes. Sometimes I add more milk if it has gotten too thick. It is delicious on its own just like that, though the apple provides a nice sweetness and the yogurt, a nice creaminess.

 


Ingredients

For the mix:

  • 5 cups (1 lb. 4 oz. | 556 g) rolled oats
  • 2 cups (6 1/4 oz. | 180 g) unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 cups (7 oz. | 200 g) sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup (3 oz. | 86 g) flax seed
  • 1 cup (6 1/4 oz. | 176 g) date pellets
  • 1/2 cup (3 1/4 oz. | 90 g) chia seeds
  • 1 cup (4 3/8 oz | 126 g) golden or brown raisins

For 1 serving:

  • 1/2 cup muesli mix*
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/2 grated apple
  • any other fresh fruit you feel like adding
  • 1/4 cup plain yogurt

Instructions

1. Mix oats, coconut, almonds, flax seed, date pellets, chia, and raisins in a large bowl, then transfer to storage container.

 

To make an individual serving: Mix together the muesli mix with milk, apple, fruit and yogurt. Let sit for 15 minutes at least before serving.

 

*If you haven’t made the muesli mix, just use 1/2 cup oats and a pinch of any nuts, seeds, dried fruit, etc. you have on hand. Before I discovered date pellets, I would just chop up a date — one date per serving/person.