Bircher Muesli #SundaySupper

Hi Everyone,

I can’t believe it’s Sunday already!  That’s just craziness!!  Today’s recipe has to do with my visit to Germany last summer.  Everyday for breakfast, they would have the most scrumptious looking buffet set-up.  It was filled with pastries,  pretzel rolls, poached eggs, fish, sausage, cereal, yogurt and something I could get enough of, Bircher Muesli.  I saw this white, thick creamy looking oatmeal, surrounded by bowls of fresh fruit, dried fruit, nuts, nutella and granola.  I was simply drawn in and couldn’t leave that area of the buffet table.  You know I have a love for these kind of treats.  I decided to try the Bircher Muesli, and I wasn’t sure how it was going to be, than then I took one bite and I was in ahhhhhhh!!!!

Bircher Muesli

When I left Germany, I vowed one day to make Bircher Muesli, but almost a year has passed and I always think about making it, but I never do.  Well with today’s #SundaySupper our mission was to try a new cuisine or technique.  I thought this would be a perfect time to make a Swiss breakfast, even though I was in Germany at the time, Bircher Muesli is actually a Swiss breakfast.  What is Bircher Muesli you wonder?  The most incredible over night oatmeal ever!  It’s so rich, creamy and oh my gosh good!!!  I happened to look at the sign for Muesli at the buffet and I’ll never forget what it was made of, fresh apples, oranges, dried fruit and nuts.  But the main ingredient was cream.  Everything in Germany seemed to be creamed based, no wonder why the food was so good!!

Bircher Muesli

But my bircher muesli is not made with cream, it’s made with non-fat milk, greek yogurt and water.  I figured I was allowed to soak the oats in yogurt, since in Germany they recommended putting yogurt in the muesli.  When I had a bite of this in the morning, it took me back to that wonderful buffet and to that breakfast, I simply adored.  If I ever go back to Germany, I think one of the main reasons would be to have this breakfast.  It’s worth the trip across the pond!!

Bircher Muesli

At the buffet, they had all of those delicious, natural, healthy toppings to put on the muesli, so I did the same.  I topped mine with strawberries, blueberries, slivered almonds and honey.  Amazing!  This breakfast filled me up till lunch, and even then I had a light lunch.  I am not kidding you, if you like yogurt and oatmeal, make this, you will be in pure bliss!!

Bircher Muesli

For making the over night oats, besides the milk and yogurt, I also added in some shaved apples and freshly squeezed orange juice.  The orange juice doesn’t only add flavor and sweetness,  but it also keeps the apples from turning brown.  For a little added texture I also added a few raisins, which got all nice and plump sitting in the oats over night.  I planned on making a batch of the muesli for a few days worth of breakfast’s, but I only had a half cup of oats.  I think this is the first time I ever ran out of oats.

Just look at it!  This picture makes me want to run out and get more oats, pronto!!!

Bircher Muesli

Bircher Muesli
Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 1 serving (1¼ cups)
  • Serving size: Whole Recipe
Prep time: 
Total time: 
A creamy, thick, healthy breakfast made with overnight oats, apples, orange juice and yogurt.
  • ½ cup oats (not quick cooking)
  • ¼ cup apple, shredded or diced
  • 2 tbsp. orange juice
  • ⅓ cup yogurt, plain greek
  • ¼ cup non fat milk
  • ¼ tsp. vanilla extract
  • ¼ water
  • 1 tbsp raisins or other dried fruit
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon (optional)
  • **Optional toppings**
  • berries
  • banana
  • nuts
  • nutella
  • granola
  • peanut butter
  • flax seed
  • more milk
  1. Add all of the ingredients in a bowl; mix well. Cover and refrigerated for at least 8 hours.
  2. When ready to serve top with optional toppings.
  3. Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
Calories for the whole recipe, not including toppings: 255, Fat: 2.7, Cholesterol: 1.3, Sodium: 49, Potassium: 310, Carbs: 43, Fiber: 5, Sugar: 12, Protein: 15.8

Bircher Muesli

After writing this post, I really want this breakfast again and I mean now!!   I can guarantee I will be making this tonight, so I have a nice healthy and filling breakfast to get me through the next few mornings.  It’s simply amazing and when you take a bite, oh my gosh, you will be in pure creamy oat heaven!

I can’t wait to see what other new cuisines and techniques my fellow #SundaySupper bloggers are going to make.  Be sure to check them out!

Have a wonderful day!



Bircher Muesli


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  1. Thank you for the reminding me of the wonders of muesli (and Germany!) I have fond memories of visiting my mother during summer vacations. She was a Wimbledon semi-finalist and always had scrumptious muesli for breakfast…Appreciate your sharing the recipe, Jennifer =)

  2. I can´t tell you how much I love oats, and have a variation of this often. But I only soak it overnight in juice. The idea of mixing everything for hours sounds so much better! I´m trying this tonight. Great recipe!

  3. Oh yeah, NOW I have to try this! This is new to me, too! Great choice for #SundaySupper!

  4. Oh, I am so jealous. I want to go to Germany so badly! I love muesli, and your version of nircher muesli looks fantastic!

  5. Mmmm. This looks so healthy, yummy and satisfying. I’ll have to give this a try 🙂

  6. I love Bircher Muesli, I often make it overnight in the fridge with apple juice as the liquid then add the natural yoghurt in the morning – yum! It’s such a lovely breakfast as the weather is getting warmer 🙂

  7. I love this muesli breakfast – and love that I can just wake up to it 🙂 !! I was wondering – where do you get your nutrition information from ? I’ve worked with a couple of sites, and just curious!

  8. This is one of my favorite foods in the world…now I need to make my own batch!

  9. Trying dishes from your travels is a great reason to get in the kitchen, and I am going to benefit from your travel to Germany as well! Lovely, lovely muesli and easy recipe. I’m giving this one a try soon!

  10. Yes, breakfast buffet at German hotels are amazing! Bircher Muesli is amazing is so good and can be made differently. I just love your version and how you substituted the cream. Yum!

  11. This is what I love most about #SundaySupper… being introduced to different cultures and recipes… Thank you for sharing this beautiful post.

  12. German breakfasts are the best!! Your muesli looks delicious 😀 Have a great Sunday and enjoy this beautiful weather! Also, thanks for the note about my blog being down. Oh the downside to shared hosting 🙁 Grr!

  13. OMG that looks so good. Right up my alley for breakfast. Thanks for sharing!!

  14. After having breakfast at German hotels the rest just don’t compare. I agree this is one of the highlights and something to enjoy often.

  15. I love museli, and I love that you used Greek yogurt in this. I want a second breakfast today!

  16. I’ve been eating muesli for 2 weeks straight at least once a day, must be the season! I actually just use almond milk and instead of making my own mix of dried fruits/nuts/grains I’ve been using Bob’s Red Mill Muesli mix (it was at Costco, but I’ve gotten it at the regular grocery store as well). I love strawberries and blueberries with it.

  17. Diana @GourmetDrizzles says:

    Love this, as I was recently thinking of dishes to spruce up my breakfasts. What lovely photos and recipe… and yes, Germany is on my list! Thanks for posting, pinning now 😉

  18. I’m not a big fan of oatmeal or grain for breakfast, but this sounds and looks worth a try! I love the berries with it!

  19. Oh my goodness, I can’t believe your sharing this wonderful treat. I spent a summer working in the Swiss Alp when I was in college. I learned to love Bircher Muesli and when I came home everyone thought I was crazy as they had never heard of it. I have kind of forgotten about it till now, thanks so much for sharing, I can’t wait to try it and step back a hundred years in time (well maybe not quite that many……..)

  20. I adore muesli. I eat it all summer long. Your recipe looks amazing!

  21. Never heard of this, but I would love it for breakfast! YUM!

  22. I really like overnight oats so this is definitely something I would like and you gotta love a breakfast you can make the night before!

  23. Oh Jennifer this is right up my ally! I’d be eating this everyday while on vacation and feeling good about it! I’m going to try this! Thanks so much for sharing!

  24. Oh wow this would be a great week day breakfast especially now that we are hitting berry season.

  25. Love Muesli! Yours looks delicious and reminds me its been too long since I had a bowl of muesli goodness!

  26. I would have gone for this on the breakfast buffet, too! I’m glad you lightened it up…beauifully done!!!

  27. This looks and sounds so soothing! Great job and beautiful photos!

  28. I was introduced to muesli when I was in Germany. I haven’t had it since, but I would love to make it! Thanks for the inspiration!

  29. I always thought museli was a dry cereal- who knew!

  30. I love love love this breakfast and cannot wait to try 🙂 Lately I’ve come across many overnight oatmeal recipes but haven’t tried any.Yours seems like the perfect one to try!


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