One of the best things about Bircher Muesli is that it's healthy (well, except that wee bit of cream that gets added in... which you should do. Because it's so good, and it thins out the yogurt for maximum absorption in the oats) and probably the easiest breakfast ever. It takes just a few minutes to throw together in the evening, and then the next morning creamy deliciousness is waiting for you. It's also super versatile- you can top it with any fresh fruit and nuts that you might have. You could even go really crazy and mix in chia seeds, or flax, or all manner of health food store add-ins.
This is a very traditional German-style recipe for Bircher Muesli. Use it as a base and add your toppings the next morning. I like a simple mix of berries and walnuts (as shown above), but almost anything is possible. Traditional Bircher Muesli includes apples. Also, I generally use Greek yogurt, but you can probably use any yogurt.
2 cups (500 g) yogurt
1/2 cup (100 ml) cream
1/2 tsp cinnamon
honey to taste (about a Tbsp)
1/4 cup (4 EL) raisins
1/2 cup (8 EL) rolled oats
1/4 cup (4 EL) almond meal
fresh fruit: berries, grated apple, banana slices, etc.
chopped nuts: walnuts, pecans, almonds, hazelnuts, etc.
1. Mix together the yogurt and cream until smooth.
2. Mix in the cinnamon, honey, raisins, oats, and almond meal.
3. Cover and leave overnight in refrigerator.
4. In the morning, scoop the yogurt mixture into bowls and top with fruit and nuts.