I know that there are so many bircher / overnight oats recipes already out there, that it’s probably not something new and exciting anymore. But I like them and I think they’re still yum. So a few weeks back I shared this recipe over at Food Bandits along with some talk about my morning rituals (go and check out all the inspiring stories!), and I felt like sharing the recipe here too, as I’ve been making it a lot lately. And if you happen to be new to this world of overnight porridges, you’re warmly welcome to join me for some easy goodness!
This version of mine is not so heavy on the oats compared to the classic overnight oats thingy, and it doesn’t have any chia seeds in it. Chia is great, but used daily, it makes my stomach a bit *ahem* too active, if you know what I mean. So instead I like to use some ground flax, oat bran, hulled hemp seeds and dried mulberries in the muesli mix to bring some structure and kick-ass nutrients. I’ve also noticed that the combination of yogurt and milk make a perfectly creamy bircher, that’s not too runny or too thick.
To make the bircher a bit more summery, I like to top it with all the delicious fruits and berries that the markets are now bursting, and to which I’m spending all my money into. A lot of the times my breakfast bowl has more berries than the actual bircher muesli, as I’m reeeaally into fresh berries. Just give me a box of them and they’ll disappear in seconds. Luckily enough, I think there aren’t any other negative impacts other than the weight that my wallet is losing :)
A classic bircher muesli usually has some grated apple in it and sometimes I add that too into the mix in the morning to make it even more juicier. And on some days I add a handful of nuts on top as well to make this even more filling and to give some extra crunch. So this one’s actually a really flexible recipe, since you can modify it endlessly to satisfy your own taste buds!
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Summer Bircher Muesli
1/2 cup rolled oats
2 tbsp oat bran
2 tbsp ground flaxseed
2 tbsp hulled hemp seeds
a handful of dried mulberries
1 cup plant-based yogurt (soy, coconut & oat are my favorites)
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
1 tbsp date syrup (or organic honey or maple syrup)
In the evening, mix all dry ingredients together in a bowl. Add yogurt and milk and mix well. Place in the fridge overnight. In the morning, take from the fridge and add the date syrup and some milk if the muesli is too thick. Divide into two bowls and top with fruits, berries, and some extra almond milk. Serve and enjoy your lovely breakfast!
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