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!!!!
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!!
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!!
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!!
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!!!
- 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**
- peanut butter
- flax seed
- more milk
- Add all of the ingredients in a bowl; mix well. Cover and refrigerated for at least 8 hours.
- When ready to serve top with optional toppings.
- Store in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
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!
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