Otherwise known as easy overnight oats.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.