Blueberry bircher muesli

10 Aug

blueberry bircher muesli

The Hungry Dad loves bircher muesli for breakfast but doesn’t love paying the $18 or so that fancy Sydney cafes charge for it. For years we’ve been making it at home and it is so cheap to make that I am shocked at how much it goes for at cafes.

In general, I find eating out for breakfast to be so over-priced in Sydney. $15 for scrambled eggs and toast? No thanks. Yet often the same cafe will have amazing lunch dishes that require much more work and dearer ingredients than eggs for the same price – so what’s going on?

Back to the bircher muesli – Miss 8 used to call it ‘dadda porridge’ and used to be quite partial to it for breakfast. Now, she has gone back to basics and prefers plain porridge – or oatmeal, as my American friends know it as – for her breakie. Me – I’m partial to poached eggs. I have perfected making the perfect poached goog and I now have them on toast for brunch, or added to salads for a filling dinner.

This healthy and filling blueberry bircher muesli breakfast is the perfect do-ahead meal and one serving makes a heap. Often I make it straight into a huge Tupperware that The Hungry Dad takes to work, where he has his breakfast at his desk.

I buy the cheapest rolled oats I can find for this recipe. You need the old fashioned kind, not instant. You can pick up a big bag for around $2 in most supermarkets.

I use frozen blueberries as they are available year round but I always buy Australian grown berries. They cost more but I think it is worth it. Ditto for the apple juice – I have read too many horror stories about apple juice pressed from apples grown overseas to allow my family to consume it.

Blueberry bircher muesli - a healthy way to start the day

GATHER:

2 cups old fashioned rolled oats

1 1/2 cups apple juice

1 cup thick Greek yogurt

1 green apple, skin-on, grated

½ cup blueberries

½ cup flaked almonds

½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

1 tablespoon maple syrup, if desired

LET’S GET TO IT:

Place everything in a large bowl and stir using a silver spoon until everything is covered evenly and combined. If it seems too dry add more yogurt or juice, a tablespoon at a time. Try not to break the blueberries as you stir. You want the consistency of cooked risotto at this stage, so not too wet. Cover bowl with cling wrap and place in fridge overnight. Serve with extra yogurt or milk if desired.

bircher muesli with blueberries

 

 

 

 

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13 Responses to “Blueberry bircher muesli”

  1. Antonia August 10, 2016 at 11:35 pm #

    My husband will love this!

  2. Sarah 'n Spice August 11, 2016 at 3:41 am #

    A delicious and healthy breakfast! Looks wonderful 🙂

    • The Hungry Mum August 12, 2016 at 8:46 am #

      Thanks Sarah 🙂 I actually need to make another batch x

  3. Laura @ Feast Wisely August 12, 2016 at 8:46 am #

    Agree with you hungry mum on breakfast prices in Sydney – you can buy an entire loaf of lovely sourdough to take home and recreate eggs on toast with the best local eggs!

    • The Hungry Mum August 12, 2016 at 10:23 pm #

      Amen sister! The Hungry Dad bought home a lovely sourdough tonight so I know what b’fast will be tomorrow x

  4. Lilly Sue August 12, 2016 at 1:38 pm #

    That is expensive! And it probably tastes much better homemade 🙂 I am a little particular about what I order out- it has to be something that I don’t make often for myself, or very unique and more difficult to make.

    • The Hungry Mum August 12, 2016 at 10:22 pm #

      Yeah Lilly Sue! I agree – I order stuff i can’t /won’t make at home. Paying good money for what is essentially oats, apple and yogurt? Not gonna happen 😉

  5. youthfoodblog August 13, 2016 at 9:39 am #

    A very lovely dessert idea! I especially love the blueberry look. So sweet 🙂

  6. chewtown August 18, 2016 at 9:43 am #

    I used to make bircher all the time, but just realised I haven’t for ages. I think I’ll have to start making it again. Problem is I have to be organised and make it in advance… and I’m just too lazy for that 😉

    • The Hungry Mum August 18, 2016 at 12:29 pm #

      I made another H U G E batch last night and added some snipped up wild figs. I’d challenge you a lazy -off but you know… #tooLazy 😉

  7. Miss Dinie August 21, 2016 at 2:06 am #

    Oh.. So this is Bircher Muesli? Soaked oats and fruit,more or less.. But they charge $15 or more for it? Rip off! Tasty,I’m sure,but takes the pee.. Unless its organic.

    • The Hungry Mum August 26, 2016 at 3:22 pm #

      Yes, exactly ! Is why I feel so angry when I see cafes charging crazy money for it 🙀

      • Miss Dinie August 27, 2016 at 1:35 am #

        You could technically leave this in the fridge over night! Should cost about $6 not $15!

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