Bircher Muesli with Almond Milk


Someone on instagram asked me this week for a bircher muesli recipe, I’m not sure why I hadn’t made one before but I’m now obsessed – I had totally forgotten how delicious it is!  Each bite is so awesomely creamy and it’s the easiest breakfast ever. It takes just five minutes to throw together in the evening and then you can just grab it and go in the morning. It’s full of so much goodness too so you’ll feel amazing. Each bowl is made by simply mixing oats with mashed banana and raspberries, lots of almond milk and blueberries, and then an amazing combination of sunflower seeds, chia seeds, pumpkin seeds, maple syrup and cacao nibs. I love topping my bowl with more berries, seeds and some raisins in the morning but it’s also amazing with things like granola, coconut yoghurt, mango and dates. The only thing I’d say with this recipe is that you really should try and use homemade almond milk as it’s much creamier than anything you buy in a supermarket which is just a bit too watery for this recipe – almond milk is really the easiest thing to make though, and you can find a recipe here.

The other exciting thing is that I’ve just launched an incredible Easter giveaway competition to celebrate reaching 100,000 followers on instagram, full details for the competition are here – I can’t wait to see all your photos!


Serves 2

- 1 cup of oats

- 1 over ripe banana

- 1 and a 1/2 cups of homemade almond milk

- 2 tablespoons of maple syrup or honey

- 1 tablespoon of chia seeds

- a handful of sunflower seeds

- a handful of pumpkin seeds

- 1/4 of a cup of raspberries

- 1/4 of a cup of blueberries

- a handful of cacao nibs


 Start by slicing up the banana, then place the slices in a mixing bowl with the almond milk and raspberries and mash them all together with a fork. Then add in the oats, seeds, cacao nibs, chia seeds and sweetener and stir together. Place the bowl in the fridge and allow it to thicken overnight.


  • Linda Caines

    Looks delicious Ella!
    Just a quick question – would coconut milk work instead of almond milk? Thank you x

  • Hannah-Louise

    I’ve been waiting for you to post this recipe- so excited!!!!
    Would strawberries work instead of raspberries do you think? I’ve only got those on hand.

    • Paige Peterson

      This looks wonderfully healthy. What a great way to start the day…or end the day!

  • Aisling

    Hi Ella,
    Apologies for the unrelated topic, but I made your Nutella last night and it is devine! It would be really amazing if you could tell me what blender you use for it as mine still has massi

    • ellawoodward

      I’m so glad you love the nutella. All the kitchen equipment I use is listed on the philosophy page.
      Ella x

  • Ava

    Mmmm ….. another yummy recipe to try!

  • Arin

    Would you be able to make this without the banana?

    • ellawoodward

      The banana does help with the texture but you can certainly leave it out if you prefer.
      Ella x

  • lynn @ the actor’s diet

    so stunning! chia has been a breakfast life changer.

  • Rebeca

    An old boyfriend’s mother got me hooked on Bircher muesli but I hadn’t made it in a long time. I prepared it last night to have for breakfast this morning and we loved it! Thank you for reminding me about it and your delicious version!

  • Lindsay @ Healthy Mama Love

    Yum! I’ve actually been making a very similar muesli for breakfast lately, but the combo of bananas, raspberries, and cacao nibs sounds so good! I’ll definitely have to try it! Thanks! :)

  • Mel

    Your superfood bread with pumpkin seeds is so yummy! Thank you!!! It’s the first recipe I’ve tried from you, and it gives great credence to anything else you publish! Way to go, and thank you!

    • ellawoodward

      I’m so pleased you like it! And I hope you enjoy trying some other recipes too.

      Ella x

  • Karine Brown

    Hi Ella, I have been preparing it every evening for the past 3 mornings and we love it! And when I say WE, I mean my kids of course but my mum and dad with whom we are staying with for the holidays. It’s so tasty and refreshing too. Naturally I swap some of the ingredients every day as it all depends on what we have and what we fancy trying :) But you are right it’s best with homemade almond milk… not bad either with my homemade cashew milk :) Thank you so much for a healthier breakfast for my family and I. Karine xx

  • Pure Ella

    Oh wow isn’t this ever so pretty!!! ;)
    And oh my 100K! You are rocking it girl!!
    So proud of you :)

  • Briar

    Definitely going to try this recipe on the weekend, I have been looking at loads of Bircher Museli recipes and this one looks perfect! Do you think you could make a batch of this and eat it over 3 days or so? Would it keep?

    Thanks :)

    • ellawoodward

      I leave it overnight to thicken anyway so I would guess it would keep ok although the banana may brown a little!

  • Rebecca Davies

    I just had this for breakfast but I warmed it up on the hob first as I prefer a hot breakfast! It’s absolutely delicious, as are all of your other recipes that I’ve tried over the last few weeks! I made the chocolate oat cookies yesterday and I’m lucky that there are any left for me today. Thank you for another great idea x

    • ellawoodward

      I’m so pleased that you like it!
      Ella x

  • Alex

    Wow, this looks delicious & easy to make. Would make for a great start to the day – I’m gonna have to get around to making this sometime soon. Thanks for sharing :)

  • Laura

    Hi Ella, I have been quietly reading your blog for a few weeks and recently started to try out some of your recipes. I love, love, love the banana bread! And I develop a scary addiction to avocado cream, hehe…
    Since I am just starting my transgression to a healthier lifestyle, I was wondering what kind of workout you recommend? So far I go running a lot but find myself thinking about yoga as well.
    Again, thank you so much for being such a great inspiration!

    • ellawoodward

      Hi Laura,
      I’m so pleased you like the recipes. I do lots of yoga and absolutely love it so really recommend trying it!
      Ella x

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    The pictures have forced me to try the recipe at least once at home. I am happy that you did’t give up on the recipe and kept trying.

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  • James

    Hi Ella, excited to try this, it looks delicious. Do you add the blueberries at the same time as raspberries or just add them after? Thank you!

    • ellawoodward

      Yes, you can add them with the blueberries.

  • Katinka M

    Hi! Love this recipe. Just wondering how long you think this would keep for? Thanks!

    • ellawoodward

      I would guess up to a few days if your almond milk is fresh enough

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  • Esme Fillingham

    I’ve never made bircher muesli and I tried this one today – it is delicious! I heated it up so it was a little like porridge (not sure if you’re supposed to eat it this way) and now I feel really full (something that is quite rare for me!). Thank you. Can’t wait to try out some other recipes.

    • ellawoodward

      I am so pleased you liked it – there’s no reason why you can’t have it warmed up!

  • Suzanne

    I’m allergic to nuts, what can I replace almond milk with?

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