Ah Spring! With your gently warm yet cool mornings, you make me want to hug a bowl of chilled overnight Orange Bircher Muesli while I listen to the birds sing. Creamy, delicious, citrussy and full of protein, fibre and spice, this muesli is the perfect refreshing start to a great day.
Orange And Spice Bircher Muesli
My first bircher muesli at a retreat breakfast was cold creamy oats, yoghurt and honey. It was possibly the most delicious thing I had ever eaten. Since that holiday weekend many years ago, I have been religiously making bircher muesli at home. Why wouldn’t I? It is easier than boiling water. You just dump everything in a bowl, mix and chill. The reward is one of the most delicious breakfasts you can eat on a warm Spring or Summer morning.
My simple bircher muesli has had quite the glow up. From just oats, yoghurt, apple juice and honey to a citrus and spice version that is my favourite (and a hit with everyone at home too!). This Orange Spice Bircher Muesli has the juice and zest of a whole orange. I use whatever is in season (my favourite is the dark coral fleshed Carra Carra orange with its subtle hint of saltiness). It also has spices and good stuff like hemp seeds and flax meal. Plenty of fibre and protein to start the day.
I either chill it in a large round container or my individual single-serve glass pots. If I am making single-serve pots, I only fill them half. After the bircher muesli has chilled all night, the following morning I top the single-serve pots extra yoghurt, berries and seeds or a dollop of rhubarb compote. My boys love grabbing a pot after a walk or run or for a mid-morning snack during a break from online learning.
ORANGE BIRCHER MUESLI
- 2 cups rolled oats
- ½ cup shredded coconut
- ¼ cup almond flakes
- 2 tablespoons hemp seeds
- 2 tablespoons pepitas
- 1 tablespoon flax meal
- 1 tablespoon raisins
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon mixed spice
- Zest of 1 orange
- Juice of 1 orange
- 1 cup Greek yoghurt
- 1 cup apple juice
- ½ cup water
- 1 tablespoon honey
Add all ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well until thoroughly combined.
Cover with a lid and chill in the refrigerator overnight.
Serve with extra yoghurt, fresh berries or rhubarb compote.