Easy, healthy and delicious. Bircher muesli is a cold European breakfast cereal that is made the day before and placed in the refrigerator overnight. A variety of fruit such as apples, peaches, dried fruit, or fresh berries and nuts can be stirred in just before serving for more flavor.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a large glass bowl, stir together the oats, raisins, honey, yogurt and soy milk. Cover and refrigerate overnight before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

323.4 calories; 12.9 g protein; 57.8 g carbohydrates; 5.5 mg cholesterol; 107 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
06/03/2009
I recently went to Chicago and had a version of this at The Corner Bakery, they called it Swiss Oatmeal. I loved it so much I had to come home and figure out how to make it. This was by far the best recipe I found. To make it more like The Corner Bakery version I used vanilla yogurt instead of plain and rather than add a cup of raisins I used a mixture of currants, raisins, and dried cranberries. I also added half of a Granny Smith apple per bowl for a tart flavor like they do. The only thing missing was one of their awesome raisin crisps covered with raw sugar! Just a tip, I leave a big bowl of oats, honey, milk, and yogurt in the fridge then by the bowl add the rest. This keeps the sliced and quartered bananas and apples fresh and yummy and the oats nice and soggy! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
02/07/2011
My mother was German so we had a lot of this growing up. For it to be complete for me, it needs ground or flaked hazelnuts and chopped apples. So good! Read More
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42 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 28
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 6
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
06/03/2009
I recently went to Chicago and had a version of this at The Corner Bakery, they called it Swiss Oatmeal. I loved it so much I had to come home and figure out how to make it. This was by far the best recipe I found. To make it more like The Corner Bakery version I used vanilla yogurt instead of plain and rather than add a cup of raisins I used a mixture of currants, raisins, and dried cranberries. I also added half of a Granny Smith apple per bowl for a tart flavor like they do. The only thing missing was one of their awesome raisin crisps covered with raw sugar! Just a tip, I leave a big bowl of oats, honey, milk, and yogurt in the fridge then by the bowl add the rest. This keeps the sliced and quartered bananas and apples fresh and yummy and the oats nice and soggy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/03/2009
I recently went to Chicago and had a version of this at The Corner Bakery, they called it Swiss Oatmeal. I loved it so much I had to come home and figure out how to make it. This was by far the best recipe I found. To make it more like The Corner Bakery version I used vanilla yogurt instead of plain and rather than add a cup of raisins I used a mixture of currants, raisins, and dried cranberries. I also added half of a Granny Smith apple per bowl for a tart flavor like they do. The only thing missing was one of their awesome raisin crisps covered with raw sugar! Just a tip, I leave a big bowl of oats, honey, milk, and yogurt in the fridge then by the bowl add the rest. This keeps the sliced and quartered bananas and apples fresh and yummy and the oats nice and soggy! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/10/2008
Lol, I've been eating this for breakfast almost every day for several years now! (But I got the recipe from a neighbor) It really is a great breakfast. My son loves it too, and that means a lot since he can be quite picky. The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is because I add different things to mine, so it's not exactly this recipe that I use. My favorite fruit to add is dried blueberries or sometimes I add frozen mixed berries (which of course are completely thawed by morning), but I'll use any fruit that is handy. The best thing is that this does not leave you feeling empty later in the morning, so you don't overeat at lunchtime. Delicious, healthy and inexpensive! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/12/2009
I also have been making this for breakfast for a few years now. I really liked this recipe, this is an easier version of the traditional Muesli. The original recipe has a lot of dried fruits and nuts, which turns too sweet for my taste. On this recipe the only thing I changed was to use a fresh banana instead of dried fruit. Sometimes I add an apple or berries, whatever I have on hand. I also like to add a couple Tbsp of flax seeds and a little cinnamon. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/19/2010
My boys love this recipe. I make it all the time for them. I love it cold, they always heat it up. I use cranberries, diced apples and bananas, honey, cinnamon, and I mix coconut millk and regular milk. When i tell people what it is they always scrunch there noses up at it, but I used to get it at Corner Bakery and feel in love, also it is a hearty breakfast. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
02/07/2011
My mother was German so we had a lot of this growing up. For it to be complete for me, it needs ground or flaked hazelnuts and chopped apples. So good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/27/2009
Thank you for this recipe! Simple and Delicious!! I didn't have soy milk on hand so I used regular fat fee milk instead - but it tastes good to me! I will definately have to try soy milk next time. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2009
This was quick and easy to make and to eat. I drizzled a little honey over top in the morning and the night before threw some frozen peaches on top to thaw. This was so quick and easy, and tasty. Five stars! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/16/2009
This was really good! I made some up last night so I could have it for breakfast after gym this morning. I followed the recipe and then added banana and mixed nuts before eating. I may cut down on the honey next time, & will maybe use strawberry yoghurt instead of plain. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2009
My husband and I wouldn't be considered 'morning people' by any stretch of the imagination, so I was really happy to find a recipe that I could make the night before. It's really tasty and great when you've got an early appointment to keep and don't feel like making anything... Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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