Bircher Muesli – A Wholesome Breakfast

bircher muesli✓ Wheat-Free
✓ Dairy-Free Option

Bircher muesli is a super-satisfying, quick and easy breakfast that can be made up to three days in advance, to save time preparing a healthy breakfast each morning. This is a basic recipe, that can be adjusted according to your own preferences, as well as what ingredients you have on hand. For example, you can substitute pecans for the almonds, or add in optional extras, like hemp seeds or coconut. Each morning, just take a dollop out and serve topped with fresh fruit, for a high-fibre, protein-rich breakfast. 

Bircher muesli is typically prepared in advance and stored in the fridge, so it can undergo a process called lacto-fermentation. During this process, the probiotics in the yoghurt pre-digest some of the starches and sugars in the mixture, producing lactic acid. This process makes the muesli easier to digest and also means you’ve got a ready-to-go breakfast for when you wake up in the morning.

In this recipe, we’ve included cinnamon as a lovely warming spice to help control blood sugar levels. You can adjust the quantity as needed, as well as add in other spices like ginger, nutmeg or allspice, if desired. Hope you enjoy!


1/2 cups oats
1 apple, grated
1/3 cup almonds, chopped
1/4 cup cashews
1/4 cup sunflower seeds
2 tbsp hemp seeds
1/2 tsp cinnamon, optional
1 cup natural Greek yoghurt (for a dairy-free option, use coconut yoghurt)
1/2 cup non-dairy milk (Coco Quench, almond, rice etc)

Optional Toppings: Chopped apple, fresh/frozen berries, plums, nectarines, chopped banana, desiccated coconut, hemp seeds, LSA etc.

  1. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well, cover and store in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  2. Over night, the oats and nuts will absorb some of the liquid, so you may wish to add in extra yoghurt or non-dairy milk when ready to serve.
  3. At breakfast time, top with fresh berries, grated apple, desiccated coconut or other fruits and nuts of your your choice.