Bircher Muesli or freezer surprises

Apple something or other that was for sure. Puree, pectin, juice?…

I don’t know what it was, as I wasn’t clever enough to leave label on it in the freezer. All I know it was apple-y, it was sweet and it was mighty fine.

The Monkeys had me grinding spoonfuls of it off the frozen sides of the tub into their sweet insistent mouths.

“More! More!” They demanded like noisy, needy little baby magpies.

Alright, alright… It’s ok, Mama doesn’t really want any of this sweet frozen apple-y goodness that she found way back in the freezer…not much anyway.

Bircher Muesli is one of those tasty meals in a bowl that you know is good for you and you can cater to your own taste buds. There are so many ingredients that you substitute one for another  and still get a great tasty bowl full. Dry ingredients start with oats, then you can add…slivered almonds, sunflower seeds, sesame, hazelnuts etc. Adding to that your wet ingredients, a grated apple, apple juice, milk, mashed banana, whatever tantilizes your taste buds. Leave it over night and then in the morning top it off with a dollop of yogurt, and some fresh or poached fruit. Imagination is your friend here.

It’s filling, low GI, and tastes like you should get a second bowl full.

Bircher Muesli

1 1/4 cups rolled oats

1/2 cup almond meal

1/4 cup linseed meal

1/4 cup pecan pieces

1 tsp cinnamon

1 cup apple puree

Popped it all in together and then in to the fridge overnight for the dry ingredients to absorb the wet. Added a dollop of homemade yoghurt and a hand full of blueberries on top.

20 thoughts on “Bircher Muesli or freezer surprises

  1. I usually bake my granola with oats and nuts and oat bran and flax seeds- with 1/2 cup of canola oil and 1 cup of honey stirred in the mix. I put it on top of Greek yogurt and call it scrumptious.
    I love the imagery of your monkeys as magpies!
    Beautiful pictures- as always!


    • Margot, from what I gather granola and muesli are the same. Nth Americans say granola, and everywhere else muesli (??) Bircher muesli is something I associate with Swiss/German background, and it is wet rather than toasted or dry as granola/muesli is. Geez, does that make sense…


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