Bircher Muesli Recipe – cold oats


I swear to the moon and back that you will LOVE this!  What is Bircher Museli?  Well, there are many versions of it – it’s pretty much oats, grains, nuts, yogurt and fruit – many different varieties.

Guests always ask for the recipe and it doesn’t take a lot of time and you do not need the exact amount of ingredients.  Eyeball everything, add more of what you want, take things away.  See how I cook?



  • Old Fashioned Quaker Oats (not quick oats)
  • Milk or milk substitute
  • 1 thinly sliced banana
  • 1 thinly sliced orang
  • 1 grated (with skin) granny smith apple
  • Handful of blueberries (can be frozen and de thawed)
  • Almond slices
  • 1 cup vanilla yogurt

Know that these ingredients are estimations, you never have to measure, other than having a whole piece of fruit.


  1. Fill a bowl with the Old Fashioned Quaker Oats and milk just so the oats can soak in the milk.
  2. Prep the fruit (slice, dethaw if frozen, grate) and put into a large mixing bowl.
  3. Drain access milk from oat and milk bowl if needed, then add to the large mixing bowl.
  4. Stir in vanilla yogurt to desire of creaminess
  5. Add handful of almond slices on top!

Serves 3-4.  You can change ingredients depending on the season and preference.  Leftovers will keep for one day – but best eaten the same day.

Diana Elizabeth loves different versions of museli, if you have one, share it with her.


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Diana Elizabeth is an author, photographer, and obsessive thrift shopper. You can typically find her in the garden wrist deep in dirt, at a local estate sale or planning her next creative themed party. She continues to blog weekly.


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