Swiss Muesli with Mixed Berries

Inspired by the famous Swiss Nutritionist Dr Bircher, this is no ordinary muesli. Its soft, creamy texture interspersed with bits of crunchy nuts will have you coming back for more - and not just at breakfast time. It’s even served as a dessert in Switzerland and sold as a snack in Zurich street food stalls. If you prefer it thinner just add more soy milk. You can also serve it with sliced banana, mango or stone fruits.


  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • ½ cup mixed dried fruit such as dates, peaches and apricots, chopped
  • ½ cup nuts such as hazelnuts, brazil nuts and almonds, smashed
  • 3 cups soy milk
  • 2 TBSP honey
  • 1 medium green apple, unpeeled
  • 2 ½ cups mixed fresh berries such as raspberries, blueberries and boysenberries


  1. Place rolled oats, chopped dried fruit and smashed nuts in a bowl. (Wrap the nuts in a tea towel and smash them against a bench so you get various textures - some ground, others in small pieces.
  2. Add the soy milk and mix together. Cover with a lid and leave in the fridge for about 8 hours, or overnight, until the mixture becomes soft and sticky.
  3. Remove from the fridge. Add the honey and grate in the apple. Mix well.
  4. Serve the muesli in bowls topped with fresh berries. Canned berries in syrup also make a delicious topping.

Serves 6

Per serve: energy 1410 kJ (341 Cal); protein 12 g; fat 12 g; saturated fat 1 g; cholesterol 0 mg; carbohydrate 50 g; fibre 8 g; calcium 200 mg; iron 3 mg

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