Bircher Muesli

A simple, ready-to-roll overnight oats recipe.

Bircher Muesli
 Uta Gleiser / EyeEm

Toss the ingredients of this muesli in a bowl the night before and refrigerate. The next morning, top the muesli with fresh, seasonal fruit.

Yes, it really is that simple to make a muscle-building breakfast.

Nutrition (per serving, with low-fat milk and walnuts)

Calories: 244; total fat: 11g; protein: 10g; carbohydrates: 29.6g; fiber: 5.4g; sodium: 52mg

Recipe adapted from Beyond The Mediterranean Diet: European Secrets Of The Super-Healthy by Layne Lieberman, M.S., R.D., C.D.N.

Prep time

15 min.

  • ¾ cup rolled oats
  • 1 cup low-fat or fat-free milk or original soymilk
  • ½ cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 orange, peeled, sectioned, and diced
  • ½ cup strawberries, cleaned and sliced in half
  • 1 banana, diced
  • 1 small apple, cored and diced into bite-size pieces
  • ½ cup walnut pieces (optional)

In a large bowl, prepare the muesli: mix oats, milk, and yogurt; cover, and refrigerate overnight.

The next morning, in a medium bowl, combine orange, strawberries, banana, and apple. Sprinkle with lemon juice.

Top muesli with fruit mixture, sprinkle with optional walnuts, and serve.