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Bircher Muesli

Bircher Muesli is one of my favorite hearty and nutritious breakfast recipes! Loaded with oats, nuts, dried fruit, and plenty of apples -- it's delicious!
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Snack, Vegetarian
Cuisine American, Healthy, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword Bircher Muesli
Prep Time 10 minutes
Chilling Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 449kcal
Author Chelsea Lords
Cost $3.41


  • 1 medium apple Honeycrisp, Fuji, or Granny Smith (Note 1)
  • 3/4 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 2 tablespoons dried tart cherries (or raisins/dried cranberries/dried blueberries)
  • 2 tablespoons toasted coconut flakes, optional
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped nuts or seeds (we love pepitas or pecans)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter or roasted almond butter (Note 2)
  • 1/4 cup applesauce
  • 2/3 cup milk (we love coconut or almond milk)
  • 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, optional
  • For serving (optional): scoop of coconut yogurt, drizzle of maple syrup/honey, scoop of nut butter, fresh berries


  • APPLE: Grate the unpeeled apple on the large holes of a box grater. Set aside.
  • MUESLI: In a medium-sized bowl, add the remaining ingredients except for the optional serving suggestions. Add in the grated apple. Mix well, until ingredients are completely combined.
  • CHILL: Transfer mixture to 2 mason jars and cover. Refrigerate for at least 20 minutes, up to 5 days.
  • ENJOY: Enjoy straight out of the fridge (chilled) with any optional toppings such as an extra splash of milk, drizzle of sweetener, scoop of nut butter or yogurt, and/or fresh berries. Enjoy!



Note 1: Apple: A grated apple adds texture and sweetness -- use Granny Smith (more tart) or Honeycrisp/Fuji (more sweet).
Note 2: Nut butter: We like almond or peanut butter best. Peanut butter has a stronger flavor while almond butter is more muted -- use whichever you prefer. As far as almond butter goes, I recommend a slow-roasted and lightly salted almond butter you enjoy eating straight from the jar.


Serving: 2serving | Calories: 449kcal | Carbohydrates: 59g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 253mg | Potassium: 551mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 27g | Vitamin A: 755IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 158mg | Iron: 2mg