Instant Bircher Muesli

This is my favourite lazy breakfast. I love overnight oats and traditional bircher muesli, but I’m rarely organised enough to get them prepped the night before, so this is the ideal solution for me, and hopefully for you too! All you need to do is mix porridge oats with some milk and yoghurt (I use coconut milk and coconut yoghurt normally), some dried apple pieces, a sprinkling of chia seeds, a handful of sunflower seeds and some juicy raisins, then just stir it all together and leave it sit for about a minute. At this point it will be thick and creamy and ready to be eaten! I love mine with almond butter, fresh berries and a squeeze of honey but it’s also delicious with toasted nuts, banana slices and just about anything else you’ve got in your kitchen.

OVERVIEW

Serves: 2

Difficulty: easy

Ingredients:

30g of dried apple ring

80g of porridge oats (it’s really important that they’re porridge oats, not jumbo oats – as porridge oats are much finer so will absorb the liquid and go creamy instantly, whereas jumbo oats need to soak for hours)

2 tablespoons of yoghurt (I use coconut yoghurt)

2 teaspoons od sunflower seeds

1 teaspoon of chia seeds

About ½ a glass of milk, 100ml (I use almond or coconut milk – the amount of milk does depend on how thick or runny you like it though, so please adjust accordingly)

A handful of raisins

Optional: a squeeze of honey or maple

Method:

Cut the apple rings into bite-sized pieces, then mix all the ingredients in a bowl and let sit for a minute or two, until the mix is soft and creamy

Top with your favourite ingredients – peanut butter, almond butter, toasted nuts, fresh berries, sliced banana and coconut chips are all delicious!