Quick Bircher Muesli With Berry Sauce

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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Breakfast is definitely my favourite meal of the day – there are just so many delicious and healthy options to choose from and an unending number of variations. Bircher Muesli is a firm favourite – I love the soft, sweet mix of fruit, nuts and oats and prefer it to the hard, crunchy granola style muesli.

I already have a lovely Bircher Muesli recipe on this site, but for the life of me, I keep forgetting to soak the oats overnight! So I was excited to see this quick version by Louise Pickford on Taste.com.au – you simply toss all the ingredients together and soak for a mere 15 minutes, douse it in a tangy berry sauce, and Bob’s your uncle.

I adapted the recipe only slightly, adding a touch of cinnamon for further flavour. The great news is that the recipe is totally flexible – use whatever ingredients you prefer and have on hand. For instance, I had some frozen strawberries in the freezer which I used for the sauce – total yum! Of course, if you’re in a hurry, you could omit the sauce altogether and just add a few berries on top. Enjoy!



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Prep Time 5 minutes
Resting Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Breakfast
Servings 4 Servings


  • 1 Blender


  • 2 1/4 cups rolled oats
  • 100 g mixed nuts (such as almonds, macadamias and pistachios), chopped
  • 2 tablespoons sunflower seeds
  • 50 g mixed dried fruits (such as cherries, cranberries, sultanas and raisins)
  • 1 red apple, cored, grated
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon, or to taste (optional)
  • 2 cups apple juice (or orange juice)
  • 1 cup low-fat Greek or standard plain yoghurt
  • Optional: A couple of tablespoons of Date Puree (if you fancy a bit more sweetness)
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 120 g punnet raspberries or any favourite berries


  • Place the oats, nuts, sunflower seeds, dried fruits, apple, cinnamon (if using), juice, yoghurt and date puree (if using) in a bowl. Stir well to combine, then allow to soak for 15 minutes until softened slightly (of course, if you have more time up your sleeve, let it sit longer – the longer you leave it, the softer and more flavoursome it will be).
  • Meanwhile, place the honey and berries (reserving a few to serve) in a blender and whiz until smooth.
  • Divide the bircher muesli among serving bowls and top with a drizzle of berry sauce. Serve garnished with the reserved berries.
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Susan, AKA Kiwicook
About The Author
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.


  1. I love Bircher! Best breakfast, I got in to the habit of soaking overnight and trying different combos but I slowly stopped doing it. This quick way looks great and easy


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