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Bircher Muesli in a white bowl with a spoon.
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Bircher Muesli (Chilled Swiss Oatmeal)

This Bircher muesli (also called chilled Swiss oatmeal) is loaded with crunchy apples, dried fruit and nuts. Full of fiber and protein, plus easy to make ahead of time!
Prep Time5 minutes
Soak Time8 hours
Total Time8 hours 5 minutes
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bircher muesli
Servings: 2 servings


  • 1 cup old fashioned rolled oats
  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk or any non-dairy milk of choice
  • ½ cup plain Greek yogurt or dairy-free yogurt if needed
  • 2 Tablespoons dried cranberries
  • ½ cored Pink Lady apple chopped into small pieces
  • ½ a ripe banana chopped into small pieces
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
  • sprinkle of cinnamon
  • 1 Tablespoon roasted almonds chopped, for topping
  • chia seeds for topping
  • maple syrup for drizzling


  • Add oats, milk, yogurt, cranberries, apple, banana, vanilla and cinnamon to a medium-sized bowl and stir to combine.
    Woman mixing bircher muesli in a bowl with a large spoon.
  • Cover and place in the refrigerator to soak overnight.
  • In the morning, add a splash or two of almond milk, if desired and stir the mixture. Portion out a serving and sprinkle almonds, chia seeds and a drizzle of maple syrup over the top. Enjoy!
    Bowl of bircher muesli with milk being poured on top.


Serving: 1/2 of recipe | Calories: 374kcal | Carbohydrates: 57g | Protein: 14g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 50mg | Potassium: 218mg | Fiber: 9g | Sugar: 18g