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Birchers Muesli

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Birchers Muesli


On my last trip to Melbourne, I stayed across the street from a lovely quant café. I often, as in daily, found myself going there for their birchers muesli which was rich, decadent and finished with a poached pear. I quickly discovered they used heavy cream in their muesli, which I suppose I could have guessed because it was so heavenly. My version is healthier and has less fuss but all the room for more if you want it. Muesli is a great way to expedite your morning by preparing breakfast the night before. Now how is that for a meal on the go?

Yield: 2 – 4 servings

Oven: N/A

Preparation time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: N/A

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2 cups old-fashioned oats (not quick-cooking)

2 cups low-fat Greek (like 2% Fage) or un-flavored plain yogurt

1 large red or green apple, core removed, unpeeled, cut into 1/2-inch cubes (approximately 2 cups)

2 teaspoons maple syrup, more or less depending on desired sweetness


1.   In a large bowl, or mason jar, add oats, yogurt, apple and maple syrup. Mix to combine and cover tightly.

2.   Keep in the refrigerator overnight and serve for breakfast as is or with fresh fruit to finish.


Kitchen Note:  Feel free to add dried fruit, like apricots or craisons. Substituting a pear for the apple is another great addition.  Don’t care for yogurt? Substitute milk or almond milk (equal parts) instead but keep in mind the consistency will change.