Bircher Muesli Our New Favourite
Spring is here and the weather in Adelaide is finally warming up! As it’s school holidays, I’d thought I’d change the breakfast menu a little to introduce some variety to the boys. Winter has been really cold this year, so we’ve been having lots of warm oat porridge, toast or weetabix which has been a bit boring to be honest. To change it up I’ve introduced bircher muesli to the boys which I believe is a delicious and healthy breakfast for the warmer months. We tend not to have eggs for breakfast as they both have mild allergies to egg but I am slowly introducing them to it every week.
The boys would asking for peanut butter with jam or Vegemite toast every morning, if it was their choice. Thomas and Owen would both happily eat the same things everyday if they could.
So to break it up I’ve been giving them home made banana bread, pancakes with yoghurt and berries and their new favourite bircher muesli.
Its super easy and takes only a few minutes to make it. I usually prepare it overnight so the oats get a good soaking but if you are pressed for time a few hours in the fridge should do the trick. The next morning the oats should be creamy and deliciously soft. It has taken a while for the boys to adapt to oats, oats can have a really thick and gluggy texture sometimes which makes my boys gag. But if you make it overnight the oats turn out really soft and my little Owen loves it.
Bircher Muesli Recipe:
1 cup rolled oats
1/2 cup milk
1/2 cup apple juice (PreshaFruit pink lady as it has no added sugar)
1/2 cup greek yoghurt
2 tablespoons of chia seeds or mixed seeds (optional)
Strawberries or blueberries (or any fruit you like)
1 cup grated apple (just before serving)
Put everything in to a bowl except the fruits and mix thoroughly, then cling wrap and stick it in the fridge overnight. In the morning as you wake up, just grate the apple, mix it in and topped with berries.