Oats and tangerines shot

Bircher Muesli is a breakfast that has been disappearing off the menus of many cafes. Such a shame but the good new is that is so, so good and easy to make. The traditional recipe by the famed man himself, Maximilian Bircher-Benner, a Swiss physician, created the recipe as a nutritional option for his sick patients. His original recipe included:


1tbs of oats soaked with 2 tbs of water for 12 hours

1 tbs of sweetened condensed milk

1 tbs of lemon juice

1 large or 2 small apples grated with skin

1 tbsp of ground almonds or hazelnuts


Inspired by this fabulously fresh and nutritious raw breakfast (which I cannot find easily in Thailand), I have started making it again for myself – both for  breakfast and as a snack between meals. Traditionally, it should be soaked overnight, but I actually prefer soaking it for 10-15 minutes as I prefer the texture.

What do you think of Bircher style Muesli and what are your variations?

My recipe is below! Enjoy!

JC x

Bircher Muesli

Serves one.


3 tbs of oats soaked for 10-15 minutes with 3 tbs of milk of choice and 3 tbs of fresh OJ or Tangerine juice

1 tsp turmeric powder

1 tsp cinnamon

1 tbs mixed with chia seeds and flax seeds

1 pinch of salt


In a breakfast bowl add your oats and one tablespoon chia and flaxseed mix
Sprinkle cinnamon, salt and turmeric powders
Add three tablespoons of orange or tangerine juice (preferably freshly squeezed)
Add your milk of choice, stir through well and serve. It is that easy!
Notes: There are so many variations to this recipe, for example the juice. You can use cloudy apple juice but as that is not available locally I opt for freshly squeezed tangerine. Nuts can also be added as well as fruit, for example – grated apple, strawberries or fresh mango. For the topping you can try a little yoghurt and granola or even some toasted coconut to dress things up if you’re having brunch with friends at home. Day-to-day thought I eat my Bircher as per the above recipe. Hope you enjoy it.
Oats and chia and flax seeds



Bircher Muesli adding turmeric

Bircher Muesli Squeezing tangerine using squeezer

Bircher Muesli Adding soy milk



 Bircher Muesli stirred through



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