Coconut Bircher Muesli
If you know me, you’ll know I am obsessed with oats. In any shape, in any form, I just love them. They’re just so filling, versatile, and down right delicious that how on earth could you not?! In the recent summer months, I’ve really been enjoying have something colder for breakfast like smoothies/smoothie bowls and cooling bircher mueslis like this one. This creamy coconut-y bircher muesli is one of my absolute favourite combinations, though the base is simple enough you can change it in any way that suits you! In a hurry? Simply pop all of the ingredients into a container in the fridge ready to take with you on your way!
What’s in the muesli?
Muesli can be made up of pretty much anything and everything you want, which is one of the reasons why I love it so much. The main component of muesli tends to be oats. The other ingredients give it its versatility, adding in things like seeds, nuts, dried fruit, chocolate chunks etc. This muesli in particular is a pretty simple one, so you can add in or swap with anything you have lying around.
Oats - again, you can use whichever you prefer. Rolled, porridge, gluten free, they will all work wonders and just give a slightly alternative texture. I tend to opt for porridge oats, as they soak up liquid a little easier and faster and give, in my opinion, a nicer texture for muesli. You could also use buckwheat/rice/quinoa flakes.
Cinnamon - enough said.
Chia seeds - a little bit of a protein and healthy fat hit that just help to combine the mixture. I love chia seeds in anything.
Coconut yoghurt - this is what truly makes it. Try to go for a good quality coconut yoghurt (I use Coyo) as it will make ALL the difference. Also, you’re getting in those all important probiotics.
Almond milk - likewise this could be swapped for any alternative dairy-free milk. You could even go all out and use coconut milk too.
Sunflower seeds - high in fibre, protein and iron and full of vitamins and minerals. Just a nice little add-in, you could say.
And there you have it! Breakfast has never looked so good huh?\
Now as for toppings…
the world is quite literally your oyster. this particular day had me opting for warmed raspberries, almond butter, toasted coconut flakes and buckwheat, but pretty much anything goes. be as creative (or not) as you like. heck, this would be beaut even just on its own.
Coconut Bircher Muesli
Author: Pinch of Kale
Prep time: 5 mins
Cooking time: 10 mins (or preferably overnight)
Total time: 15 mins
*1/2 cup porridge oats
* 1/4 cup sunflower seeds
*1/4 cup chia seds
* 1 tsp cinnamon
* 2 tbsp coconut yoghurt
*Almond milk (to combine)
1. Simply combine all of your ingredients into a container and place in the fridge for at least 10 mins (or preferably overnight).
2. Top with raspberries, nut butter and toasted coconut flakes!