Bircher muesli with apple & banana

Bircher muesli with apple & banana

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(17 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins plus several hours chilling


Serves 2

Soaking oats and seeds overnight makes them easier to digest, and the muesli will be extra creamy. Great for a quick breakfast straight from the fridge

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal405
  • fat18g
  • saturates3g
  • carbs44g
  • sugars28g
  • fibre7g
  • protein13g
  • salt0.1g
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  • 1 eating apple, coarsely grated



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

  • 50g jumbo porridge oats
  • 25g mixed seeds (such as sunflower, pumpkin, sesame and linseed)
  • 25g mixed nuts (such as Brazils, hazelnuts, almonds, pecans and walnuts), roughly chopped
  • ¼ tsp ground cinnamon



    A fragrant spice which comes from the inner bark of a tropical tree. When dried, it curls into…

  • 100g full-fat natural bio-yogurt
  • 1 medium banana, sliced



    Probably the best known, most popular tropical fruit, their name probably derives from the…

  • 25g organic sultanas


  1. Put the grated apple in a bowl and add the oats, seeds, half the nuts and the cinnamon. Toss together well. Stir in the yogurt and 100ml cold water, cover and chill for several hours or overnight. Spoon the muesli into two bowls and top with the sliced banana, sultanas and remaining nuts.

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23rd Jan, 2019
This is delicious, one of my favourite breakfast recipes! Tastes so seeet and creamy. Make for myself and have over 2 mornings as keeps well in the fridge.
14th Jan, 2019
This was lovely. Drizzled a teaspoon of maple syrup over it in the morning. Delicious and was great to wake up to breakfast already made.
29th Aug, 2018
So tasty! Definitely will be making again!
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30th Sep, 2017
8th Jun, 2016
Great recipe. I put everything except banana in to soak overnight, just added banana in the morning. Will be making this again
8th Mar, 2016
Really, really delicious, so sweet and creamy. Even the husband who isn't a fan of birchers raved about it. It's now a regular breakfast item for us!
6th Jan, 2016
Lovely! A bit dry but just added some more yogurt when serving. Takes time to eat which is good for you
Spencer Campbell's picture
Spencer Campbell
8th May, 2020
Exactly how much is a serving ? E.g. Per 100g
lulu_grimes's picture
11th May, 2020
Hello Spencer, That slightly depends on how big the apple and banana are. It will be around 200-250g per portion. I hope that helps. Lulu
14th Feb, 2020
Do the porridge oats have to be jumbo? The reason I ask is that I have made bircher muesli using a different recipe but using jumbo oats and the texture didn't match the bircher muesli you buy in Pret a Manger or other food outlets
CassieBest's picture
17th Feb, 2020
Hi wendersjbenders, You could experiment with other types of oats. Porridge oats are finer than jumbo oats and will give you a less course texture. Cassie (Senior Food Editor, BBC Good Food)
Ian Tudor
11th Jan, 2020
Not a massive banana fan, what other fruit would really suit this as an alternative?
lulu_grimes's picture
14th Jan, 2020
Hi Ian, You can use what ever fruit you like on top, but do bear in mind that the nutrition will be slightly different,
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Rhys Jones
6th Aug, 2019
Peeled or unpeeled Apple?
goodfoodteam's picture
8th Aug, 2019
Thanks for your question. There's no need to peel the apple.
31st Jul, 2017
How long would this keep for in the fridge?
goodfoodteam's picture
7th Aug, 2017
Thanks for your question. You can store this for 2 -3 days in the fridge.


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