Dating back to around 1900 (that’s AD for all you millennials out there 😉), Bircher Müsli is the OG of overnight oats and it’s still one of the greatest breakfasts around! The traditional main ingredients are oats, milk (we’ve used almond) or cream, grated apple and nuts. Oats are an amazing source of fiber, minerals, antioxidants and 8 different vitamins. Also, you know what they say about an apple a day, right? Grating the apple releases more of the gut friendly natural pectin and you can digest it better. And that nuts are healthy has permeated even the farthest regions of the internet.
Since we’re constantly rushing hither and thither, we are super excited to make our Bircher Müsli with the new Villeroy and Boch To Go collection! We can soak the oats overnight, throw on our toppings the next morning, secure the lid with the handy silicone strap and head out the door!
1/2 cup rolled gluten free oats
1/2 of milk (we’ve gone with almond milk)
1/2 an organic apple with skin still on, grated
Squeeze of fresh lemon juice
Here, we’ve used raspberries, blueberries, hazelnuts, shredded coconut and a drizzle of maple syrup, but the world is your oyster! You can use walnuts or almonds, go wild with any kind of fruit and choose honey if you prefer it to maple syrup. Flax seeds taste amazing in a müsli, as do unsalted pumpkin seeds. A sprinkling of cacao or cinnamon is excellent as well.
Mix the oats and the milk together and let them soak in the fridge overnight. Next morning, grate the apple on top, add squeeze of lemon juice to stop it from going brown and add any other toppings you desire! We wouldn’t recommend grating the apple the night before, it’ll just get yucky. To save time in the am (I wonder if anyone has spades of that?), you can already prepare your dry ingredients (nuts, seeds, etc.) the night before.