I have always loved breakfast! As soon as Im up, dressed, the dishwasher is emptied its time to get everyone fed.
At the weekends we love our family breakfasts with eggs, toasted breads, fresh pastries and jams. But during the week we are all in such a rush and to get to school and work, its the quick breakfasts which are the best.
My boys love cereals and porridge, I tend to go for bran flakes, but lately its been getting a bit monotonous and Ive been exploring other quick healthy breakfast ideas.
There’s been a lot of talk about ‘Bircher Muesli’ in the press lately, Deliciously Ella has brought out her own ‘ready made’ variety which has had mixed reviews, but I always like to make things at home before I reach for the ‘ready made’ variety. Im not a big fan of dried up fruits which are hard and get stuck in your teeth in cereals. Why not use fresh fruits instead?
So here is my super simple ‘Bircher Muesli’ recipe. Muesli is a breakfast dish based on raw oats, and other ingredients like grains, fresh or dried fruits and milk of any kind. Bircher adds freshly grated apple into the mixture making it less dry, and more fresh and crunchy. Whats great is about this is it can be made the night before, like overnight oats, and so all you need to do in the morning is enjoy!
Ingredients – (makes enough for 2 jars)
- 1 large eating apple peeled and coarsely grated
- 50 grams rolled oats
- 1 tablespoon Chai seeds
- 1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds
- 100grams Full fat natural bio-yogurt
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 100ml cold water
- To top with – sliced bananas, a drizzle of honey, berries – anything really!
In a bowl add the grated apple, seeds, oats, cinnamon. Give the dry ingredients a good mix. Then add the yogurt and water. Mix until all the wet and dry ingredients are incorporated.
I then spooned the mixture into two glass jars with lids. These jars can be kept in the fridge for 1-2 days. And voila! Ready made yummy Bircher Muesli!
In the morning all you have to do is open the jar, top with slices of banana, add berries and a drizzle of honey! I add more cinnamon too. Its gooey, creamy and crunchy! Yum!
Who needs dried ready made cereals, homemade always tastes much better!