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  • Writer's pictureChrista Maynard

Bircher Musli

Updated: Dec 25, 2023

This is truly my favourite breakfast and I've been having some variant of this bircher musli/overnight oats for years. The great thing about an overnight soaked breakfast is that you can vary the ingredients to suit your tastes and dietary requirements. The soaking makes the breakfast easier to digest and also enhances nutrient uptake, as the soaking

process helps break down anti-nutrients. It is the perfect breakfast for a take-away breakfast, to have at work, after a workout or just out in the nature during the summer.


  • 1 tbsp whole buckwheat kernels (pre-soaked 1-2h & rinsed 2-3x),

  • 1 tbsp seed mix (eg. linseed, chia seed, psyllium seed 1:1:1),

  • 2 tbsp oats or muesli (preferably home-made)

  • ~200ml soy/coconut yoghurt, or 4 tbsp coconut milk/cream + 150ml water, OR 2 tbsp coconut milk + 150ml soy/coconut yoghurt.

  • 1 tbsp frozen blueberries/raspberries (optional)

For serving:

1 tsp Ceylon cinnamon (cinnamonium Verum),

1 tbsp hemp seeds

~6- almonds or walnuts (soaked overnight in water RT) or other nuts

1-2 tbsp stewed apple (recipe below), or ½ large green apple finely sliced

1-2 tbsp berry compote (see recipe below) or fresh or frozen blueberries.


Combine all ingredients in a glass jar or bowl. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Can be kept in refrigerator 2-3d.

For serving, sprinkle with cinnamon, hempseeds, and fruit/berry toppings, and almonds.

Tip: for a ‘takeaway’ breakfast where refrigeration is not possible, prepare in a sealed jar, and stir through 2 tbsp frozen blueberries prior to setting off. The berries should keep it cool for ~1-2h.

If you react to the skins of nuts like me, it's very easy to pop the almonds out of their skins. I also find that walnuts are less irritating to the oral mucosa after soaking and rinsing (although its not exactly easy to skin them)

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