Spiced Orange Bircher Muesli, or overnight oats, is a quick and easy way to make porridge for breakfast. The oats soak up the milk and juice, making them soft and easy to digest. Delicious!
This breakfast is also a quick and easy option for anyone on the go as you can make this the night before and have it ready in the morning.
It's simply oats that have been soaked in milk, juice or a mix of the two overnight.
This softens the oats and makes a refreshing breakfast - just eat it straight from the fridge in the morning.
This version has zesty orange and warming spices for a delicious flavor. It's super easy, healthy and perfect for busy mornings. A batch will last in the fridge for up to 5 days.
I've been a huge fan over Bircher muesli (aka overnight oats) for a few years now.
My four year old daughter asks for it most mornings, so we usually have a jar of it in the fridge.
what is bircher muesli
bircher muesli is essentially cold soggy oats. Sounds odd? Nope! It's delicious.
Also known as Overnight Oats, instead of cooking the porridge oats to soften them, you simply combine the oats with milk and/or juice and leave it in the fridge to soak.
It's so easy and it means that you can have breakfast on the table in seconds.
You eat the bircher muesli cold, so it's perfect for the spring and summer.
why is bircher muesli healthy?
Bircher muesli is a great alternative to oatmeal or porridge.
You just have to mix it up the night before, then leave it in the fridge until breakfast. Enjoy it cold straight from the fridge.
It provides you with both slow-release carbohydrates and protein.
Oats have a low glycaemic index (GI) and provide energy. The milk and yogurt (or vegan alternatives) add protein.
This recipe for Bircher muesli is completely adaptable. Try these tasty variations on the recipe.
- Make it vegan: use dairy or non-dairy milk (I like almond milk in it).
- Make it gluten-free: use gluten-free oats
- Try grating some carrot into your bircher muesli. You won't taste it, but it's a great way to get some veggies in the morning.
- Add a small handful of seeds, nuts or dried fruit for more taste, texture and nutrients.
- Top your bircher muesli with mixed berries. Frozen berries are great too!
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Spiced Orange Bircher Muesli
- ¾ cup (200ml) Greek yogurt (or non-dairy yogurt)
- 1 ¾ cups (150g) oats
- 2 tablespoons raisins
- 1 orange zest and juice
- 1 apple grated
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 small pinch grated nutmeg
- 1 tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 cup (200ml) milk or non-dairy milk, or orange juice
- Toppings optional:
- handful of blueberries
- 1 tablespoon almonds
- Orange zest
- Combine all the ingredients together in a large bowl and stir.
- Leave to soak in the fridge for at least 12 hours.
- Serve cold, straight from the fridge, with optional blueberries, almonds and orange zest.
- The Bircher muesli will last for up to 5 days in the fridge.
The nutritional information provided is approximate and can vary depending on several factors, so is not guaranteed to be accurate. Please see a registered dietician for special diet advice.