Swiss Bircher Muesli (Overnight Oats)

Bircher Muesli is named after the Swiss doctor Maximilian Oskar Bircher-Benner whom developed the recipe in the early 1900’s. Read more here.

Inspired by Pret a Manger

Swiss Bircher Muesli (Overnight Oats)

By Janine Serves: 4-6
Prep Time: 5 minutes


  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 2 cups milk of choice
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup apple juice
  • 1/2 large apple, coarsely grated (I use a large holed grater)
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 2 tablespoons chia seeds
  • 1-2 tablespoons honey or maple syrup (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • Pumpkin seeds and pomegranate seeds for topping
  • Honey, to drizzle on top



Mix all the ingredients (except toppings) in a bowl.


Allow to soak refrigerated overnight or at least 3 hours.


Top with pumpkin seeds, pomegranate seeds, and a drizzle of honey.

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