A really good yoghurt, such as a sheep’s milk yoghurt, will make the muesli taste even better, though taste as you go and adjust the lemon juice a little to balance the yoghurt’s sharpness.

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  • 200 g rolled oats

  • juices of 2 Lemon

  • 2 sour green apples such as granny smith apples

  • 500 g plain Yoghurt

  • 150 g Honey

  • Poached fruit such as, Poached Pear or fresh fruit

  • 40 g roasted Hazelnuts skinned and crushed to serve



  • 1.

    Hazelnuts can be roasted by simply cooking in a preheated 180°C (350°F/Gas 4) oven until golden brown. To remove their skins, allow the nuts to cool, then put them in a clean tea towel, fold it in half and rub the nuts inside the towel on the bench.

  • 2.

    Tip the nuts into a strainer and allow the skins to fall to the bottom.

  • 3.

    To roast nuts such as almonds and walnuts, you must first blanch them in boiling water for 2–3 minutes to loosen their skins.

  • 4.

    Strain, then peel away the skin.

  • 5.

    Put the nuts on a tray and roast in the centre of a preheated 150°C (300°F/Gas 2) oven.

  • 6.

    Shake the tray often to ensure an even roast.

  • 7.

    The nuts will continue to cook on removing from the oven so take them out when they are a light brown colour. Desiccated or shredded coconut may be roasted in the same way.

  • 8.

    The night before, mix the oats, lemon juice and 125 ml

  • 9.

    (4 fl oz/1/2 cup) water together in a bowl.

  • 10.

    Cover and soak overnight.

  • 11.

    In the morning, grate the apples, with their skin on, and add to the bowl of soaked oats.

  • 12.

    Add the yoghurt and honey and mix together well.

  • 13.

    Divide the muesli among four bowls, top with your fruit selection and sprinkle with the hazelnuts.

Nutritional information

Nutritional analysis per serving (8 servings)

  • Energy 263kj
  • Fat Total 7g
  • Saturated Fat 1g
  • Protein 6g
  • Carbohydrate 47g
  • Sugar 25g
  • Sodium 31mg

Note: The information shown is Edamam's estimate based on available ingredients and preparation. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist's advice.

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Posted by Bg3Report
Well than just feed it to your children, there is nothing healthier you can feed them, after all this recipe was composed be Dr.Bircher Benner for sick children! Full of Vitamins, Fiber and Minerals. and lots of Fiber!
Posted by Bg3Report
This is not the original recipe, but it comes close.FORGET THE POACHED FRUIT !!!!!Everything in a Birchermuesli is fresh. Instead of all that lemon juice add a cut up orange to the muesli, that will put it over the top. May be just a tad of Lemon juice. We also add Banana and in Summer any other fruit, except M E L ON S! I lived in Switzerland and my Husband is Swiss. He agrees with my comments, a rare occurance.LOL!
The most important ingredients are: Yogurt, grated apple, hazelnuts(filberts) and an orange and of course the old fashioned oats, soaked in hot water the night before .