Apple & blueberry bircher

Apple & blueberry Bircher

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(9 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins Plus standing


Serves 4
Keep your energy up all morning with this super healthy breakfast that's high in fibre and low in fat

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal305
  • fat4g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs62g
  • sugars29g
  • fibre8g
  • protein9g
  • salt0.02g


  • 200g porridge oats
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon
  • 500ml apple juice
  • 4 apples, grated



    Grown in temperate regions, apples are one of the most widely cultivated tree fruits. There are…

  • 200g blueberries



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  1. Mix the porridge oats with the cinnamon in a large bowl. Stir in the apple juice and grated apples, then gently fold in the blueberries. Allow to stand for 5 mins before serving, or leave overnight and enjoy for breakfast the next day.

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30th May, 2013
Really nice recipe, great alternative to standard porridge, although I'm not too sure which I prefer. Also like Joanne and a couple of other I left it in the fridge overnight and heated up in the morning. I will definitely make again! :-)
14th Nov, 2012
This particular recipe doesn't sound too good, but a great Bircher is 5 star all the way. Try a couple of cups of rolled oats and a big handful each of flaked almonds, sultanas and shredded coconut. Add a single serve tub of good Greek yoghurt, a pinch of cinnamon, a grated apple (or two) and enough apple juice to bring it all together to about the texture of a loose muffin or cake batter. Cover and leave overnight. Lovely on its own or you can top it with things like sweet dukkah, more yoghurt or berry compote. This takes less than 5 mins to make, it will last for about 4 days and it only gets better.
25th Sep, 2012
I would give 3 stars to the recipe as it is and 5 stars to it after a few tweaks - The first time I made this I followed the recipe as it is and I found that it tasted too much of apple juice and it just was not creamy enough. The second time I made it I used 250ml apple juice and the same amount of plain yogurt, I added a handful of raisins and I left the whole lot covered overnight in the fridge. I added the grated apple in the morning with a pinch of salt and it was lovely and creamy and very filling
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24th Mar, 2012
I usually have normal porridge for breakfast and tried this for a change. It's really good!. Like Joanne, I left in in the fridge overnight and microwaved it briefly in the morning.
28th Feb, 2012
I thought I'd really like this... but no. It might have been better with a dollop of thick yoghurt, but I can't work up the enthusiasm to try! Much prefer good old porridge.
17th Nov, 2011
Really nice! Very similar to something we always have on holiday in Dubai and it is really lovely, makes a real change for breakfast and super healthy. I left the oats and juice overnight in the fridge and literally popped in the microwave for 1 min to take the chill off the next morning.
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