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Prep 10 mins
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Bircher Muesli was introduced around 1900 by the Swiss physician Maximilian Bircher-Benner for patients in his hospital, where a diet rich in fresh fruit and vegetables was an essential part of therapy. The original Bircher-Benner recipe is proportionately the opposite of most muesli available in today’s supermarket varieties, calling for far more fruit than grains.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 tablespoon rolled oats, soaked in 2-3 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon cream
  • 1 large apple, finely grated and mixed (preferably a sour variety)
  • 1 tablespoon ground hazelnuts (optional) or 1 tablespoon almonds (optional)


  1. Mix all ingredients together directly before serving.
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Thanks for posting the original recipe! The taste always reminds me of my Swiss dad who made it with a lot of whole milk and tossed in a banana once in a while mmmm.