Overnight Oats (Swiss Bircher Muesli)

My new favorite breakfast! Delicious, Bircher Muesli is a Swiss recipe that precedes overnight oats. It’s basically the same thing, but almost always includes yogurt and grated apples. Traditionally, the oats are soaked overnight in apple juice, but I prefer to soak them in milk, along with all the other ingredients.

Inspired by Pret a Manger

2-4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup rolled oats (or granola)
  • 1 cup milk of choice
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt or greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup apple juice
  • 1/2 large apple, coarsely grated (I use a extra-coarse grater with 1/2-inch blades)
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon chia seeds
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1 tablespoon honey, more for serving
  • Topping: Pumpkin seeds and pomegranate seeds

Directions

  1. Mix all the ingredients (except toppings) in a bowl.
  2. Allow to soak overnight, or at least 3 hours.
  3. Top with pumpkin seeds, pomegranate seeds, and a drizzle of honey.