Bircher Muesli

by Kiran on September 30, 2014 · 36 comments

in Breakfast/Brunch

These days, its been one simple recipe after another. There’s only so much I can do when it comes to dull and rainy Florida weather. It’s hurricane season and so my food photography and blogging has taken a serious hit.

Not a good hit.

Bircher Muesli | @KiranTarun
On a rare sunny day, I’d much rather whip a cool smoothie for breakfast, a huge salad for lunch and dinner. It’s my way of reconciling whenever dull days swing by.

Oh, how I’m missing summer. Enveloping it as much as possible even though its officially autumn and there’s pumpkin and assorted squash peeking from every corner.

Bircher Muesli | @KiranTarun
I can never forget my first taste of bircher muesli. It was during a flight layover at Heathrow, London. As my stomach growls for a snack and trying to decide what to eat, with unfamiliarity delicacies peering everywhere — overnight oats came to the rescue in the most decadent and surprising way.

I had a few mouthfuls and it was gone so quickly! It was so refreshing and delicious. The ingredient list was short, sweet and seasonal. I made a mental note to recreate this soothing snack soonest but it fell out of my memory bank.

Notepads are life savers, people. Go get ’em.

Bircher Muesli | @KiranTarun

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  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup apple, grated
  • 1 cup orange juice
  • 1 cup yogurt

toppings: raw honey, berries, nuts or granola


  1. Dump everything (minus toppings) into a bowl, give a very good stir and leave it to refrigerate overnight.
  2. The next morning, divide between 2 servings and top with yummy toppings. Enjoy!


Bircher Muesli | @KiranTarun
Bircher muesli or overnight oats — no matter what its called, grab a spoon and immerse yourself.

Are you fully immersed into fall or stuck in summer, just like me?

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1 Rosa September 30, 2014 at 11:40 AM

Your bircher müesli looks delicious! This is something I have eaten a lot while growing up (I still do)…




2 Kiran October 8, 2014 at 7:09 PM

Rosa — thanks my dear. isn’t it refreshing and delicious 🙂


3 Kitchen Belleicious September 30, 2014 at 10:29 PM

i have never had this particular dish before but it looks amazing and sweet. perfect for a healthy breakfast
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4 Kiran October 8, 2014 at 7:15 PM

Jessica — you need too! it’s life-changing 🙂


5 Laura (Tutti Dolci) October 1, 2014 at 12:54 AM

So pretty, I’d love to wake up to this breakfast!
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6 Kiran October 9, 2014 at 12:21 PM

Thanks Laura! 🙂


7 Choc Chip Uru October 1, 2014 at 4:25 PM

What a gorgeous muesli recipe – My mum makes me it for all that fibre and all, but I don’t usually enjoy it – this recipe makes me think I could 😀

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8 Kiran October 9, 2014 at 12:25 PM

Thanks Uru — the versatility of bircher muesli makes it easy to customize to your tastebuds. hopefully you’ll learn to enjoy it. soon 🙂


9 Carol at Wild Goose Tea October 1, 2014 at 8:14 PM

This recipe is so perfect for me right now. I have all the ingredients. Somehow I ended up with too many apples and too much orange juice. I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with them. But I am an oatmeal consumer, so this works. I miss summer already too. I love fall, but not the interlaced grey days.
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10 Kiran October 9, 2014 at 12:26 PM

whats not to love when breakfast is all ready, awaiting to be gobbled first thing in the morning 🙂


11 sue/the view from great island October 2, 2014 at 4:16 PM

This is so gorgeous, I’d love to wake up to it every morning!!
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12 Kiran October 9, 2014 at 12:27 PM

Thanks Sue 🙂


13 Angie@Angie's Recipes October 2, 2014 at 11:14 PM

Your bircher müesli looks so good, Kiran.
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14 Kiran October 9, 2014 at 12:33 PM

Thanks Angie 🙂


15 Daniela @ FoodrecipesHQ October 3, 2014 at 9:24 AM

Stunning photography of a very healthy breakfast. I’ll try this bircher muesli tomorrow morning.
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16 Kiran October 9, 2014 at 12:37 PM

Thanks Daniela! Let me know how it tastes 🙂


17 Donalyn@TheCreeksideCook October 3, 2014 at 10:55 AM

Kiran, this does look like a perfect breakfast – love all the fruits. Might even take the place of my usual smoothie one of these days 🙂
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18 Kiran October 9, 2014 at 12:39 PM

Thanks Donalyn — do let me know how this tastes, if you give it a try 🙂


19 Julia | October 3, 2014 at 2:48 PM

Delicious looking breakfast, Kiran! I hope the weather will get better soon, with more sunshine!
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20 Kiran October 9, 2014 at 12:48 PM

Julia — thanks and I hope so too 🙂


21 Meghan October 4, 2014 at 7:45 PM

This looks likes my kind of breakfast! And from the looks of things, your photography has not taken any kind of hit, my dear. Beautiful photos, as always! 🙂
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22 Kiran October 9, 2014 at 12:48 PM

Thank you so much Meghan, you are way too kind 🙂


23 Monet October 6, 2014 at 12:18 AM

I first had muesli in Paris…with a healthy cup of whole milk yogurt. I was in heaven. I need to try making it at home!
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24 Kiran October 9, 2014 at 12:51 PM

Monet — it sure is so easy and delicious 🙂


25 Karen (Back Road Journal) October 6, 2014 at 9:30 AM

Such a healthy was to start the day and so prettily too. Hope sunny days return soon. 🙂
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26 Kiran October 9, 2014 at 12:52 PM

Thanks Karen — i hope the same 🙂


27 Chris @ The Café Sucré Farine October 6, 2014 at 1:33 PM

I first had bircher muesli many years ago when I worked in the Swiss Alps. It’s funny how you never forget certain tastes. Yours looks even better than my original!
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28 Kiran October 9, 2014 at 2:20 PM

You worked in Swiss Alps?! How fun 🙂


29 Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella October 6, 2014 at 6:53 PM

Hehe I put all of those ideas in notepads or on my phone since I’m never without my phone! 😛


30 Kiran October 9, 2014 at 2:21 PM

Lorraine — guilty as charged 😉


31 Kari@Loaves n Dishes October 6, 2014 at 7:31 PM

Where has this been all my life? This is just what I want for breakfast tomorrow!
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32 Kiran October 9, 2014 at 2:34 PM

Kari — lol, and hope you enjoyed it! xo


33 Sugar et al. October 6, 2014 at 8:44 PM

If I was given a breakfast as pretty as this, I would eat it every day. Healthy is a bonus!
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34 Kiran October 9, 2014 at 2:35 PM



35 Rachael | Spache the Spatula October 6, 2014 at 10:59 PM

This is so gorgeous! I had never thought of putting juice in my oats—how intriguing!
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36 Kiran October 9, 2014 at 2:37 PM

Thanks Rachael — juice definitely lightens and brighten overnight oats 🙂


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