Bircher Muesli with Plums

Susan, AKA Kiwicook
Susan, AKA Kiwicook

Susan, AKA Kiwicook

In her days as a recipe developer, Susan has created over 450 recipes. Her Dutch and New Zealander roots serve as a basis for her culinary inspiration.

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I’d forgotten what a wonderful alternative breakfast Bircher Muesli is – it really is scrumptious and oh so healthy for you.

The only thing you have to remember is to prepare the oats the night before you eat it. It’s a very flexible recipe and apart from the oats to liquid ratio, you can increase or decrease the added ingredients according to your own taste.

You can also exchange or add specific ingredients, e.g. walnuts instead of almonds, blueberries instead of plums, cranberries instead of raisins, along with any number of extra seeds like pumpkin or sesame seeds. Enjoy.



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Prep Time 10 minutes
Chilling Time 12 hours
Total Time 12 hours 10 minutes
Course Breakfast
Servings 2 Servings


  • 1 apple, unpeeled
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/4 cup apple juice
  • 1/4 cup rice or almond milk or milk if you prefer
  • 1/2 cup raisins
  • 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup flaked almonds
  • Approx. 400g tinned plums in syrup
  • Yoghurt of your choice and extra raw or toasted flaked almonds for serving


  • Grate the apple. Mix the grated apple, rolled oats, apple juice, almond milk, raisins and cinnamon in a bowl until well combined. Cover with plastic wrap and place in the fridge overnight.
  • Next morning, take the muesli mixture out of the fridge and bring to room temperature. Stir in flaked almonds.
  • Serve as is, topped with plums, lashings of yoghurt and a sprinkling of extra raw or toasted flaked almonds. Or, if serving in glasses, layer dollops of the muesli on the bottom, followed by a layer of the plums. Repeat. Add one final dollop of muesli and top with raw or toasted flaked almonds. Serve with your favourite yoghurt. If your yoghurt is unsweetened, you may like to drizzle a little runny honey over top.
Keyword Bircher Muesli Plums, Oats
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Susan, also known as the Kiwi Cook, hails from Levin, New Zealand, and has a unique Kiwi-Dutch-British heritage that influenced her culinary upbringing. As an artist, tutor, writer, and editor, Susan dedicates her weekends to creating delectable dishes. Her food philosophy embraces moderation and listening to her body's needs.

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