This is one of my mum’s favourite recipes. She always tells stories of her trips in Switzerland when she was growing up and how they made “proper Bircher muesli” made with grated apple and lots of fresh fruit. The story goes that this dish was originally made by a doctor called Maximilian Bircher-Benner to help his patients get a lot of fresh fruit into their diet, which is why it’s always packed full of delicious fruity flavours. This is our family favourite take on Benner’s famous dish. We find it’s delicious on its own, but you can top it with anything you like best.
Serves 2 & takes 5 minutes to make (plus fridge time)
1 ripe banana
100g jumbo oats
Large handful flaked almonds, about 25g
250ml almond milk (or oat milk)
Large handful of raisins
1 red/pink apple
1. Mash the banana in a large bowl, you can either use your hands or a fork to ensure you make it nice and creamy.
2. Once the banana is mashed, stir through the oats, flaked almonds, almond milk, rains and mix really well.
3. Grate the apple into the bowl and mix well. (you can remove the skin, but I like to keep it on for the crunch).
4. Cover the muesli and leave in the fridge for at least 1 hour.
5. Spoon equal amounts of the muesli into bowls and serve.