Bircher Müsli is pretty popular here in Germany. Everybody knows it’s a healthy way to start a day. But this never convinced me to try it. I love my morning porridge and I wasn’t going to change my routine until I got to Switzerland. While being in a foreign country I always try to eat like people around me, so one morning I decided to go for bircher müsli. That was seriously the best müsli I have eaten, so I decided to try it with other ingredients. That was a discovery of the autumn for me! As soon as I could I started tasting some of the recipes to find the perfect balance between ingredients.

But before we start preparing I wanted to give you a short overview why Bircher Müsli exists. The recipe was developed for Bircher sanatorium patients to improve their digestion. The original recipe contained apples, yoghurt, oatmeal (just a little), sweetened condensed milk, ground nuts and lemon juice. Not too healthy… I would say 🙂 but I am sure it tasted delicious with the sweetened condensed milk. Oh, this reminds me of my grandmother coffee.

And here they are, the 3 Bircher Müsli that made to my morning routine. If you looking for a better way to start the day: THIS IS IT 🙂

Bircher Müsli

Cuisine Swiss
Servings 1 person


Müsli Base

  • 40 g oatmeal
  • 70 ml milk
  • 15 ml apple juice
  • 0,5 apple chopped into small pieces
  • 5 ml lemon juice

OPTION 1: Peach Müsli

  • 50 g yorhurt
  • 1 peach chopped into small pieces
  • 10 g raisins
  • 10 g haselnut ground

OPTION 2: Berry Müsli

  • 50 g yorhurt
  • 20 g blueberries
  • 20 g raspberries
  • 10 g sunflower seeds/cashew nuts

OPTION 3: Banana Mouse Müsli

  • 50 g yoghurt
  • 1 kiwi chopped into small pieces
  • 10 g walnuts


  1. Place the oatmeal in a bowl, pour the milk over it and leave it over night in the fridge. If you are using raisins in your meal you can add them at this stage. Overnight they get soft and taste just better!

OPTION 1 & 2

  1. Next morning add yoghurt, juices, chopped fruits and nuts. Mix all well and enjoy!
  1. Blend banana and yoghurt until creamy and smooth.
  2. Add juices, chopped fruits and nuts. Mix all well and enjoy!
  3. Use honey or sugar if you like your müsli sweeter!

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