It’s only three weeks until christmas, so I’ve been making everything festive! Every year I wonder how the festive season goes by so fast, so I try to make the most of it.
I usually meal prep breakfast on sundays, so I have a quick and healthy option during the week. I’m definitely not a morning person, so if I don’t have breakfast prepared, I’ll probably skip the entire meal. Or worse, get something sweet on the way.
Usually I’ll make chia pudding or overnight oats and add some fresh fruit in the mornings. And the one fruit I associate most with christmas are clementines! They just smell like winter afternoons and christmas preparations. So I thought what better way to combine all of this, than make a festive bircher muesli.
I’d never made bircher muesli before, so I googled what usually goes in it and adjusted that to what I like to eat. Here is what I ended up with and it was amazing! I will definitely be making this again, at least until winter is over. I’m already dreaming about a summer version of this with berries though, so we’ll see how that goes…
Festive Bircher Muesli (5 servings)
1 apple (grated)
1 pear (grated
200ml milk (I used almond milk, ’cause I like how it tastes with oats)
50g of seeds (I used sliced almonds and walnuts)
175ml orange juice
60g dried cranberries (I had a mix of dried fruit with cranberries, goji berries and mulberries at home, so I used that)
1 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tbsp honey
300g greek yoghurt (man did I miss this during vegan november…)
about two clementines for serving (segmented)
Making the bircher muesli is really easy, just combine all of the ingredients except for extra cranberries and clementines for serving. I also saved some seeds to toast and sprinkle over the muesli in the mornings. Let the mixture soak in the fridge for at least a couple of hours, but stored in an airtight container it will keep for about a week.
Then just spoon some of the mixture into a bowl in the morning, sprinkle cranberries, some clementine segments and seeds on top and enjoy! You can also heat your bowl up in the microwave if it’s chilly outside and you’d prefer a warm breakfast…
I hope you’ll enjoy this and I’d love to know what you have for breakfast in the winter, since I’m always looking for new healthy breakfast options.