The best thing about Bircher muesli is that you can tailor your flavours using any combination of dried and fresh fruit and nuts. If you don’t like yoghurt, add more mashed banana and fruit juice. Double the recipe to make enough for several days’ breakfasts – it tastes even better after a little time in the fridge.
1 cup rolled oats
½ cup apple juice (or freshly squeezed orange juice)
½ cup yoghurt
1/8 cup currants
1/8 cup slivered almonds
a sprinkling of ground nutmeg
a sprinkling of ground cinnamon
½ Granny Smith apple, grated (skin on) to serve
½ banana, sliced or mashed to serve
seasonal berries and mint sprigs to serve.
Combine the rolled oats, apple juice, yoghurt, currants, almonds, nutmeg and cinnamon in a large bowl and stir together. Chill overnight (or for at least two hours).
Te serve, stir in the grated apple and banana, put into a bowl and garnish with seasonal berries and mint sprigs.
Suggested additions or substitutions: Seasonal berries; passionfruit pulp; sultanas (golden raisins) or dried cranberries; roughly chopped dried apricots or dried pears; chopped nuts; pepitas (pumpkin seeds).
(Source: ABC recipe collection)