March 21, 2011

Bircher muesli


I may have been anticipating the change of seasons for a while, but as surely as people on the Northern hemisphere start seeing the first signs of spring, we start to feel the autumn in the air. I've noticed the fallen leaves, the shorter days and the cooler nights - autumn is inevitably on its way. Although I do love autumn, I can't help but feel a bit of sadness realising summer is over. It is not so much the warmth I will miss, but the longer days, the greenness and the summer produce.


There is something so calming and soothing about bircher muesli. The best thing about it is that you feel like you've gone through so much effort to make such a special bowl of goodness when you actually haven't. My version of this classic breakfast is slightly sour with apples and lemon, sweet with honey and wholesome with spelt and rye. And there has to be cinnamon, of course. This is perfect feel-good food.  

Bircher muesli
(serves 2)

1/2 cup rolled spelt
1/2 cup rolled rye
200ml water
1/2 cup apple sauce
juice of 1/2 lemon

2 tsp ground cinnamon
1,5 tbsp raw honey
1/2 cup plain yoghurt
1 apple

Mix together the spelt and rye in a bowl. In a separate bowl, mix together the water, apple sauce and lemon juice. Pour the mixture on top of the spelt and the rye. Cover the bowl and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or over-night. 

Once ready to serve, mix through the cinnamon, honey and the yoghurt. Cut the apple into thin wedges. Scoop the muesli into bowls and top with apple.



37 comments:

  1. Looks fantastic! And I agree that bircher muesli is a fantastic way to start the day - so tasty and so damn good for you too :)

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  2. I adore this, it's just the kind of breakfast that fills you up but doesn't weight you down.

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  3. I just love, love, love bircher müsli:D

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  4. That is something I love! Lovely autumn leaves...

    Cheers,

    Ropsa

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  5. This looks fantastic...never heard about a bircher muesli before...I have learned something, thanks!

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  6. love the leaves, such an incredible picture.

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  7. those leaves look amazing! it's almost atomic how pretty that photo turned out.

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  8. This is a good way to start your day :)

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  9. i love the street/gutter shot w fallen leaves....very beautiful.

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  10. i love bircher muesli so much! i distinctly remember the first time i ever ate it - i had no idea what it was, just some sort of slop in a big bowl at a hotel and i spent ages trying to write down the ingredients so i could google the recipe... thank goodness i stumbled across this wonderful breakfast eventually!

    i love the use of spelt and rye - i must try it!

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  11. Hmm, a cozy version to start for the day.
    Yes, slightly humid here, spring is saying hi to us : ).

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  12. I'm not much of a breakfast person, but your photos make me want to wake up in the morning and make something healthy and delicious like this bircher muesli. Lovely!

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  13. I love tea and how awesome would it be to wake up to this in the morning.Definitely a feel good and good for you breakfast!

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  14. great photos, I enjoy your posts!

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  15. This is the kind of breakfast I always look forward too.Yes spring is almost here..while you would be ready to wrap urself up in wollens.

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  16. Yeah, supposed to be Spring but it keeps raining and raining....still waiting for the blue sky!

    Nice muesli to start off the day but might be too chilled for the weather now..:O

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  17. It looks like the makings of a perfect happy morning! Lovely as always!
    Cupcake
    xo

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  18. this is what I call perfect breakfast.

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  19. Such a lovely healthy breakfast, sounds great with the apple sauce!

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  20. Maria, this reminds me of my childhood. Your photos today are lovely, almost lyrical. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  21. mmm, i've never heard of that before, but it looks really good and sounds like the perfect comfort food!

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  22. I've had a bircher muesli recipe on my list of must-makes for so long and now you totally have me craving it. It is SUCH a great way to start the day :) Yours looks delicious!

    Sues

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  23. I've envied you all down under for the past 5 months, as you've basked in the summer warmth, while we were covered in snow; and now the tables are turning, with one exception, you have Bircher to keep you warm! I will be sure to remember this goodness when winter comes around again.

    Lovely post once again!

    xoxo
    bianca

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  24. this looks like the perfect way to warm up!

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  25. Why do all your pictures look so good? I can't take spelt or rye because of my gluten allergy, but I think this would still taste good with rolled oats and millet. Now that summer is over, remember to keep warm!

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  26. Will definately miss the longer days! And like I've said before, you make good food sound so attractive! ;) I should take a page or two out of your book for inspiration, when you grow up in a world plagued by unhealthy foods it's so hard to be inspired by the healthy but still yummy options.

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  27. I'm such a die-hard fan of my morning oat bran with peanut butter that I almost never think of bircher muesli. And then I see posts like this and I feel silly for being such a one-trick breakfast pony!

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  28. Lovely photography as usual and autumn-ish whimsical musings :) Simple and gorgeous!

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  29. That photo of the autumn leaves is so pretty!

    About the muesli: yay! My favourite!

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  30. I make granola all the time, but have never made bircher muesly, Maria - I wish I'd had this for breakfast this morning! :D

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  31. ooo... inspiration. i just love bircher muesli! and lovely shot of it...

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  32. That looks so delicious and comforting! I love things with cinnamon in them, I think it is the best spice.

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  33. I love muesli with yogurt and I love your photography so very much. I will need to try your recipe with apples and lemon, sounds lovely!

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  34. I am utterly in love with your photographs! I already love food, but your site helps me admire it.

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  35. your photos look beautiful very autumny indeed!

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