Bircher-Muesli

by Wendy

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Otherwise known as easy overnight oats.  

YUM!

Bircher-Muesli is a simple, traditional, soaked & cultured, overnight oatmeal that takes just a few moments before bedtime to be ready upon your rising in the morning.  It is worth those moments, you are worthy of those moments.  Making this muesli in a mason jar makes it a quick and portable healthy breakfast choice whether you are heading out the door and into the car, or out onto the deck for a breakfast picnic.

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Using keifer to soak your oats and seeds elevates this Bircher-Muesli recipe. You get the beautiful probiotic lovelies from the keifer, which also unlock the oat’s full potential within your body.  It is gluten-free, if you choose thick rolled oats that are processed in a grain free facility.

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I love the addition of chia seeds to traditional Bircher-Muesli.  Paired alongside the addition of keifer and homemade almond milk, this beautiful breakfast becomes a creamy, nourishing delight to awaken the senses.  The thick, rich consistency is complemented by the crunch of nuts, seeds, and grated apple sprinkled over.

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Add a handful of colorful, seasonal berries, a sprinkle of coconut flakes, a glimmer of honey or maple syrup to top off your morning, with the aroma of lovingly strewn cinnamon wafting gently amongst oats and fruit, Bircher-Muesli, is a raw, wholly nurturing way to enhance your wellbeing and elevate your day.

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Bircher-Muesli

serves 1

1/2 c.  thick rolled oats

2 T.  chia seeds

1 c.  prepared keifer*

pinch of salt

the night before 

Place oats, chia seeds, salt, and keifer into a pint size Mason jar.  Stir well to combine.  Cover and let sit on the countertop, or in a cupboard overnight.

in the morning

Add to your soaked oats and seeds:

1/2 to 3/4 c.  Almond, coconut, or milk of your choosing

1 apple, grated

A handful fresh, seasonal berries

a sprinkle of coconut

a dash of cinnamon

a glimmer of honey or maple syrup

top with almonds, walnuts, pecans, an/or seeds of your liking, to add a little crunch

Stir and enjoy immediately, or place lid on the jar and store in the refrigerator.

*if you do not have prepared keifer at the ready, you may use 1/2 to 1 cup water mixed with 2 tablespoons of plain yogurt, buttermilk, or fresh lemon juice.  Just remember that the amount of probiotic loveliness will change when you use another soaking medium.