Black Forest Bircher

Black Forest Bircher

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(3 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins no cook

Easy

Serves 4

A clever twist on your standard Bircher that seems like pure indulgence but counts for one of your five-a-day and is rich in fibre too

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal413
  • fat18g
  • saturates10g
  • carbs46g
  • sugars23g
  • fibre7g
  • protein14g
  • salt0.2g
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Ingredients

  • 2 small pears, grated
    Pear

    Pear

    pair

    Like apples, to which they are related, pears come in thousands of varieties, of which only a…

  • 10 tbsp (60g) rolled oat
  • 1 tbsp cacao powder or cocoa powder
  • 200g Greek yogurt, plus 4 tbsp
  • 5 tbsp milk

    Milk

    mill-k

    One of the most widely used ingredients, milk is often referred to as a complete food. While cow…

  • 1 tbsp maple syrup or honey, plus extra to serve (optional)
    Maple syrup

    Maple syrup

    may-pul sir-rup

    The rising spring sap of a number of varieties of maple tree

  • 200g cherries, halved and pitted
    Cherry

    Cherry

    che-ree

    One of the delights of the summer, cherries are much loved for their succulent texture, flavour…

  • 2 squares dark chocolate
    Dark chocolate soup pots with double cream in spoons

    Dark chocolate

    dahk chok-lit

    Dark chocolate means the shiny, dark-reddish brown treat produced from the cacao bean, theobroma…

Method

  1. Combine the pears, oats, cacao, yogurt, milk and maple syrup in a bowl. Divide between four bowls (or containers if you’re taking it to work).

  2. Top each serving with some cherries, 1 tbsp yogurt and a little extra maple syrup, if you like. Finely grate the chocolate over the Bircher, giving each serving a light dusting. Eat straight away or chill in the fridge for up to 2 days.

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yvetteredwood@gmail.com's picture
yvetteredwood@g...
22nd Mar, 2017
5.05
OMG so simple but so delicious I used tinned pears in natural juice, Nutella instead of coco powder and fresh chopped strawberries on top. Highly recommend
sarahmaspero
27th Aug, 2016
I think this might be the world's best breakfast. My little boy (2) also loves it. I used tinned pears and frozen berries which makes it economical. Only thing is portion size - we do like a big breakfast but the two of us would eat what is supposed to serve 4!
l_dommett
6th Jun, 2016
3.8
rich and delicious. ate it with children and found it didn't need any extra sweetening or grated chocolate.
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