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Bircher Muesli (Overnight oats)

This delicious, nourishing dish of soaked oats with fruits and nuts stores well in the fridge, so why not make a big batch on Sunday and enjoy it on busy weekday mornings? For the sale of dietary variety, try varying the nuts and fruits you eat it with. 
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Servings: 2
Calories: 464kcal
Author: Conner Middelmann


  • 1/3 cup old-fashioned rolled oats (gluten-free, if desired)
  • 1 tbsp sunflower seeds (shelled)
  • 1 tbsp pumpkin seeds (shelled)
  • 1 apple (with peel, if organic)
  • pinch ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup kefir whole, plain
  • 1 cup whole, plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp almond butter
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup if you're avoiding added sugars, replace with a few drops of liquid stevia (to taste)
  • 2 tbsp raw nuts
  • 1 cup raspberries


  • Combine oats, seeds, apple, cinnamon, kefir, yogurt and maple syrup (if using) in a container, stir to combine, cover tightly and chill overnight (or at least 1-2 hours).   
  • Transfer to plate or bowl and scatter with fruit and chopped nuts. Serve immediately.


  1. Fruits: Berries taste great on Bircher Muesli; I used raspberries and blackberries in this recipe, but strawberries and blueberries are great too (careful with blueberries, as they are quite a bit higher in sugar than other berries). Stone fruits when in season taste great on Bircher muesli, too -- e.g., apricots, peaches, and plums.
  2. Nuts: Use your favorite nuts, such as walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts, pecans, etc. They should be as fresh as possible, raw and unsalted. 


Calories: 464kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 38mg | Sodium: 107mg | Potassium: 508mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 246IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 371mg | Iron: 2mg