Bircher Muesli Recipe

Bircher IngredientsBircher Banana
  • Servings : 1
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Cook Time : 0m
  • Ready In : 10m

Bircher muesli is naturally sweet and tastes delicious. It’s also great for your energy levels as it has a low glycaemic index (keeps you going for longer), is high in soluble fibre (helps to reduce cholesterol) and is packed with vitamins and minerals.

Bircher Muesli was originally created by a Swiss doctor, Dr.Bircher-Benner, who wanted to create a highly nutritious breakfast for his patients. Soaked over night, the ingredients become much more easy to digest which helps to increase nutrient absorption.

Here’s my take on the traditional Bircher Muesli Recipe.. and if you want a version that is less sweet, check out my overnight oats or overnight oats with chia seeds!



  • 1 large apple - 1/2 grated & 1/2 thinly sliced (latter is optional)
  • 3 chopped dried apricots
  • 40g (~1/2 cup) oats
  • 160ml (~2/3 cup) milk - I use skimmed, soya or almond milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger or cinnamon
  • Optional: honey, fresh fruit, 0% fat Greek yoghurt

*To make this recipe Gluten-Free use Gluten-Free Oats



Bircher Step by Step



Step 1

Mix the grated apple in a bowl with the ginger/cinnamon, oats, apricots and milk

Step 2

Cover and leave in the fridge over-night

Step 3

The next day simply top with a dollop of Greek yoghurt and banana OR....

Step 4

Spoon the bircher muesli into a cup followed by a drizzle of honey and a slice of apple.. then repeat until you have a beautiful glass filled with delicious goodness!!

*Nutritional values may differ depending on ingredients/amounts used – shown is for the basic recipe soaked over night


Bircher Muesli



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Recipe Comments

Comments (6)

  1. posted by Justine on May 4, 2014

    Loved this, I fiddled with the recipe for a change and made it with the oats & apple but used Alpro coconut milk, desiccated coconut, a bit of dried pineapple and some lime zest. Gorgeous!

  2. posted by Susie on May 21, 2014

    I love Bircher muesli but it can be a bit calorific when eating out from a shop or in a restaurant. So I will definitely try this!!! X

  3. posted by Lara on June 14, 2014

    Tried this but instead of milk as the main bit, used fat free natural yogurt, about 100g with 50ml almond milk, so it’s kinda like the overnight oats. Did apple, ginger and pear. Big noms

    • posted by Nics Nutrition on June 14, 2014

      That sounds gorgeous!! Thanks for your comment Lara!!


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