My Bircher Muesli

Cooked oatmeal with raisins, walnuts and cinnamon is a staple breakfast in our household, it’s healthy, delicious and easy.  But to be honest, I was getting tired of it and was looking for something just as easy.   In my search for oatmeal recipes,  I came across this recipe.   It originated from a Swiss physician in the 1800, who believed in the health benefits of a raw and unprocessed diet.  Not unlike what is going on with the raw movement right now.  There are many variations of this recipe and you can experiment with what you like.  You can vary the milk, the fruit and/or the nuts.

This muesli is the perfect start to a busy day.  You can make it the night before, or the morning of, either way it will taste delicious and is like ‘wellness’ in a jar!



1/4 cup oatmeal

2 Tbsp soaked almonds

1/2 cup skimmed milk, almond milk or soy milk

1 grated apple

a sprinkle of cinnamon


  1. Soak almonds overnight in water, drain and chop into pieces. You can skip the soaking if you don’t have time.  I like how soft the almonds are once soaked.
  2. Pour oatmeal and milk into a mason jar. Add grated apple and cinnamon, stir and let sit.  (You can even do this the night before).
  3. That’s it, now the great thing about this is, if you don’t have time to eat breakfast at home, you can take it with you, just add lid and go.  It will taste taste great as ingredients get to mingle in the jar.

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