Bircher Muesli

READY IN: 10mins
Recipe by JackieOhNo

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.

Top Review by LifeIsGood

You can't get much easier nor quicker than this breakfast recipe! I've never had muesli with so little oats, but I really enjoyed the change. I was worried with the small amounts that it wouldn't be enough of a breakfast, but once you add in the whole apple it was more than enough. Thank you for a yummy breakfast treat. Made for CQ 2 - Family Picks Switzerland

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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