Pistachio nut & spiced apple bircher muesli

Pistachio nut & spiced apple Bircher muesli

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Prep: 10 mins plus overnight soaking, no cook


Serves 2

A balanced, filling breakfast bowl with oats and apple in low-fat yogurt, cinnamon and nutmeg and a nutty pomegranate topping

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal229
  • fat8g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs29g
  • sugars14g
  • fibre5g
  • protein8g
  • salt0.1g


    For the base ingredients

    • 50g jumbo porridge oat
    • 50ml apple juice
    • large pinch cinnamon



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

    • large pinch nutmeg



      One of the most useful of spices for both sweet and savoury

    • 1 medium apple, cored and grated



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

    • 2 tbsp low-fat natural yogurt

    For the topping

    • 25g chopped pistachio
    • 3 tbsp pomegranate seeds or mixed berries



      Now mainly grown in America, Spain, the Middle East and India, pomegranates originated in the…


    1. Mix all the base ingredients, except the yogurt, with 150ml water and leave to soak for at least 20 mins or overnight, if possible. Once the oats have softened, stir through the yogurt, then divide the mixture between 2 bowls. Sprinkle half of the topping over each bowl and serve.

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    28th Jun, 2015
    Delicious Summer Breakfast - Perfect combination of freshness, crunch and flavour.
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    Shirley Valentine
    13th Apr, 2015
    My first attempt at Bircher muesli and I used this as a guideline rather than adhering to the exact ingredients, mostly because I didn't have them. It was quite good nonetheless, even though I only had apple & elderflower juice and a pear instead of an apple. The only thing that spoilt it slightly for me was the nutmeg (and I like nutmeg) which I found a little overpowering although I only added a tiny grating, therefore I'll omit it next time along with the cinnamon which I'm really not keen on. I did add some sultanas for extra flavour and natural sweetness and topped with fresh blueberries and grapes for some added crunch/texture, as again, I had neither pistachios nor pomegranate. I have another portion left in the fridge which I'm hoping will be even better after the overnight soaking. Next time I'll make this with the apple/juice as stated, omit the nutmeg/cinnamon and possibly add some dried fruit/chopped nuts until I achieve the taste I'm looking for.
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