As I mentioned above, adapt the recipe to your liking. Any number of nuts, seeds, dried fruit, etc. will work. Also, wheat flakes, oat flakes, etc. can be added.
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.
To simplify: Sometimes 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.
For the muesli mix:
- 5 cups (556 g) rolled oats
- 2 cups (180 g) unsweetened shredded coconut
- 2 cups (200 g) sliced almonds
- 1/2 cup (86 g) flax seed
- 1 cup (176 g) date pellets
- 1/2 cup (90 g) chia seeds
- 1 cup (126 g) golden or brown raisins
For 1 serving of Bircher muesli:
- 1/2 cup muesli mix, see notes above
- 1/2 cup milk of choice — I love using almond or cashew milk
- 1/2 grated apple
- any other fresh fruit you feel like adding
- 1/4 cup plain yogurt
- To make the muesli mix: Mix oats, coconut, almonds, flax seed, date pellets, chia, and raisins in a large bowl; then transfer to a storage container.
- To make an individual serving of Bircher muesli: Mix together the 1/2 cup muesli mix with the 1/2 cup milk, grated apple, fruit (if using), and yogurt. Let sit for 15 minutes at least before serving.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Category: Breakfast
- Method: Stir
- Cuisine: American, French
Keywords: Bircher, muesli, oats, overnight, breakfast