Easy, Healthy, Quick Summer Breakfast: Bircher Muesli

Last week, I had the absolute luxury of being on a lovely vacation in Puerto Rico. This was the first time away from the kids on a vacation in ten years. While my husband was busy lounging in the sun and swimming in the ocean, I was on my iPad researching restaurants because, as I’m sure you have figured out by now, I think a lot about food.

This was not my first time in Puerto Rico. I went years ago with some girlfriends for an equally lovely time away filled with fun, and of course, food.

Both times had more similarities than just sunshine, the warm ocean and small bikinis. Both experiences, in separate hotels had the most delicious muesli which I had for breakfast each morning. But the difference this time was that I was nosy enough to ask the waiter for the recipe.

This recipe is really genius because of how easy it is. Muesli is, in it’s simplest form, soaked oats. The hardest thing to do is remembering to prepare it the night before. Because of the simplicity of this recipe, it’s really great to personalize it in the same way as you would your hot oatmeal in winter. For summer, as I did this morning, I added peaches, coconut, honey and almonds. However, the combinations are really endless:

  • mixed berries and cream
  • applesauce and brown sugar
  • bananas, walnuts and dates
  • mango, pineapple and coconut

The list could go on and on! This will definitely be a staple in my house. Easy to prepare and easy to customize for picky eaters who want to have their own spin on things!

Have ideas on how you would top yours? I’d love to hear them!

Bircher Muesli

serves about 4, with toppings

I like my morning cereals not that sweet, so I only used a little honey over the top, but you could add more…make it your own!

1 cup whole oats

2 cups almond milk (or any milk you prefer)

about 1-2 T honey

1 peach, cut into bite size pieces

1/4 cup almonds

1/4 cup coconut flakes

In a medium sized bowl, mix oats and milk. Let soak overnight. In the morning, scoop some oats into a bowl and mix in your toppings.

 

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16 thoughts on “Easy, Healthy, Quick Summer Breakfast: Bircher Muesli

    1. Glad I can help get you out of your rut! Have to admit I was in one, too. I just used regular whole oats (not quick cooking, though I’m sure that would work, too) and soaked them overnight in the refrigerator. So easy.

  1. Hi Robin – thank you for your input. Although I live in Austria and am used to have Bircher Muesli “regularely” I am happy to find your recipe. Sometimes we try to find complicated and always better things to prepare but the best is the simple and traditional stuff. – In my homecountry we mix it with yoghurt instead of cream and put apples, raisins and almonds into. – Surely I will try your recipe at one of the next chilly weekend-breakfasts outside…

    1. Love it with yogurt as well and apples, raisins and almonds sounds like a terrific combination! I do love the simplicity of this recipe. You can really let your imagination run wild!

  2. Ah, that delicious muesli from PR! Brings back fond memories. Your version looks and sounds wonderful. I’ve been eating yogurt and granola for breakfast, but now it’s time to revisit this dish. Yum!

  3. Looks so good! And the photo is so bright and sunny, I almost feel like I have been to PR myself. What a cheerful bowl! Beautiful. I have never made muesli, but now I have no excuse not to. Peaches sound about perfect right now …

  4. I discovered Muesli on a Caribbean cruise and ate it every day for about a year afterward. Now I go through Muesli phases. It’s so delicious but I so often forget to get it ready at night. I also asked the waiter how to make it. I make mine with yogurt, honey, apples, and almonds. Love it!

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