Original Birchermuesli (Swiss Muesli)

"From "The Swiss Cookbook". The author says that it is supposed to be served as a breakfast or supper--not dessert--and that it "is a throwback to the old Swiss country habit of eating a cereal gruel with fruit and milk for supper because these were the foods on hand." She says that whole-wheat and other dark breads with butter are usually served with it. I haven't tried it yet. This is for one serving. Overnight standing time is not included. However, this can soak for only 30 minutes and still be great (even with old-fahioned oats)."
 
Original Birchermuesli (Swiss Muesli) created by loof751
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  • Soak the oatmeal in the cold water until soft--like overnight -- or for 30-40 minutes at a minimum.
  • At serving time, stir in the lemon juice and condensed milk. Grate the apple directly into the muesli. Sprinkle with nuts.
  • NOTES: amount of water depends on kind of oatmeal used. Also, tho while instant oats don't have to be soaked as long, it's better if it's allowed to stand for 10 minutes.
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  1. home engineer
    Amazingly delicious and healthy way to start my morning. Thank you! All of my familiy loved it.
     
  2. NorthwestGal
    I thought this was quite good. The honey added such a wonderful sweetness without overpowering it. Like a few others, I chopped my apple, which I think it added a nice texture that would have been lost with shredding. Made for ZWT7, Mischief Makers.
     
  3. thunter31
    We have been making this recipe for a couple of weeks and everyone down to our two year old enjoys it! We did multiply the portions by about 24, as we have a larger household and breakfast is a bigger meal. I also add a little organic lemon oil to the juice and less honey. Thanks so much for posting!!
     
  4. COOKGIRl
    Very healthy! I grated half a medium apple into the lemon juice to stop the apple from browning. A light splash of milk, agave for honey, garnish of pecans and tossed in a few raisins. Easy and no cooking involved. Reviewed for Best of 2010.
     
  5. UmmBinat
    This is good and pretty healthy. Like loof I also soaked my old fashioned type oats for a lot less than overnight, about 40 minutes (per preference to me 30 minutes is perfect). I used spring water, freshly squeezed lemon juice, honey to be dairy free and healthier, 2 small Mackintosh apples but I did peel them as they were not organic, I used walnuts pieces for the nuts.
     
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