Bircher Muesli (Swiss Oatmeal)

Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes

An easy and delicious make-ahead breakfast recipe, Bircher Muesli is made with oats, dried fruit, and nuts soaked in yogurt.

Bircher Muesli - Swiss Oatmeal

I have been meaning to share this recipe for almost a year now when I fell in love with Bircher Muesli on a cruise! One of my best tips for while traveling is to start your day with a healthy breakfast.

Bircher Muesli - swiss oatmeal

Frequently asked questions:

What are the ingredients in bircher muesli:

oats
nuts
dried fruit
yogurt
milk

Where did bircher muesli originate?

It originated in the swiss alps

How long can I store this in the fridge?

This will keep up to 3-4 days

Can this be made ahead of time?

Ideal for prepping ahead of time, Bircher Muesli is the original overnight refrigerator oats! You can either store it in individual glass jars or just keep it all in one container and scoop it out in the morning.

For added crunch and tartness I like to add in shredded apples and a splash of fresh lemon juice.

We always have our favorite Bob’s Red Mill Muesli on hand which I love using because it is unsweetened. The dried fruit gives it just the right amount of natural sweetness and the nuts and seeds add tons of protein and nutrients.

Bircher Muesli - an easy make-ahead breakfast recipe

My boys love topping it with fresh berries before eating but it’s delicious with sliced bananas or as is.

Your spoon is waiting.

Bircher Muesli - swiss oatmeal

Bircher Muesli (Swiss Oatmeal)

5 stars
An easy and delicious make-ahead breakfast recipe, Bircher Muesli is made with oats, dried fruit and nuts soaked in yogurt.
PREP: 5 minutes
TOTAL: 5 minutes
Pin
Servings4

Recipe Video

Ingredients
 

  • 2 cups Bob’s Red Mill Muesli
  • 2 cups plain low fat yogurt
  • 1 cup low fat milk
  • 1 apple (shredded)
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • fresh berries (optional garnish)

Instructions
 

  • Place the first five ingredients in a large bowl and mix well. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 3 hours or up to overnight to let muesli soften.
  • In the morning or when you’re ready to eat, serve with fresh berries.

Nutrition

Calories: 324kcalCarbohydrates: 57.4gProtein: 14.1gFat: 8.1gSaturated Fat: 1.3gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6.8gCholesterol: 7mgSodium: 91mgFiber: 9.1gSugar: 23.5g

Photo of Liz Della Croce

Hi, I’m Liz!

Hey there, I’m Liz Della Croce and I’m thrilled to have you here! My aim is to motivate and ignite your passion for cooking amazing meals for your loved ones. I believe in the power of real, wholesome ingredients that are bursting with flavor and won’t break the bank. Whether it’s a traditional Lebanese recipe from my family or a culinary creation from across the globe, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to discover that nutritious food can be exciting, affordable, and easy to prepare.

Learn more about me →

Subscribe to my recipes ->


Rate and Comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Your feedback is important to us. Rate what you thought of this.




This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


22 responses to “Bircher Muesli (Swiss Oatmeal)”

  1. Do Avatar
    Do

    How long can I store this in the fridge?

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      This will keep up to 3-4 days!

  2. Alida Avatar
    Alida

    The first time I had muesli was at camp years ago. It was good, but this looks way tastier!! I love the shredded apple!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Awww I love old camp memories like that!

  3. Nancy Studebaker Avatar
    Nancy Studebaker

    Absolutely delicious! I have loved Mueseli since I first ate as a little girl it sitting at a motel overlooking Lake Loise, Canada. I have made it over the years, but assembling the ingredients meant I didn’t make it as often as I’d like. This packages all those fabulous things together, and more, and it is so delicious. I prefer it over the now popular “over night oats,” like it was some new “trend.” Well, this is the original!

    I used OJ instead of lemon juice (easier) and like mine a little looser,Mao added some additional almond milk.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Oh I love your idea of orange juice! Thanks for sharing your memory!

  4. Monique @ Ambitious Kitchen Avatar
    Monique @ Ambitious Kitchen

    Can I just come hang out with you for a day and eat all the good things? :)

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Umm seriously please. :) xo

  5. Gina @ Running to the Kitchen Avatar
    Gina @ Running to the Kitchen

    Every time I’ve had bircher muesli it’s been on vacation too, weird how it’s a thing on cruises and at hotels but not so much here at home in the states. We need to change that!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Isn’t that so funny? I have a theory it’s because the staff on most cruise ships are from Sweden/Norway.

  6. Kristen Chidsey Avatar
    Kristen Chidsey

    My kind of breakfast Liz :) YUM!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Thanks lady!

  7. Megan @ MegUnprocessed Avatar
    Megan @ MegUnprocessed

    Love that fresh berries!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      We are on a berry kick here still!!

  8. Amy @ Amy's Healthy Baking Avatar
    Amy @ Amy’s Healthy Baking

    My spoon AND my stomach are waiting! :) This looks amazing Liz, and I love your tips for the apples and lemon juice. Bob’s Red Mill makes such amazing muesli, and I bet it makes these fun jars taste so irresistible! Can we put these on the menu at the next #FreshCoastRetreat??

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      hahah YES AND YES!!! xoxo

  9. Lane & Holly @ With Two Spoons Avatar
    Lane & Holly @ With Two Spoons

    This looks delicious! I love make ahead!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Thank you so much!

  10. Matt Avatar
    Matt

    I’m all for time-savers lately, especially when it looks as good as this does!

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      YES!! Parents need time savers every day!

  11. Susan Avatar
    Susan

    I’ve tried the muesli on cruise ships before, and at least on Holland America Line it is waaaayy too sweet for my tastes. I’d be much happier with a less sweet version like this one.

    1. Liz DellaCroce Avatar
      Liz DellaCroce

      Yes I am with you on the sweetness level!

Liz Della Croce eating black bean dip

Hi I’m Liz!

Hey there, I’m Liz Della Croce and I’m thrilled to have you here! My aim is to motivate and ignite your passion for cooking amazing meals for your loved ones.