Bircher Muesli Recipe
The most important meal of the day is obviously breakfast. After a good night’s sleep the stomach remains empty and there is a need for a hearty, feel-good breakfast that will take you through your day.
For those who work long hours, bircher muesli is the ideal breakfast. It is healthy for the heart and tasty for the soul.
It is a comfort food and gives lots of energy for the day.
Maximilian Oskar Bircher-Benner was a Swiss physician and certainly a man before his time, at his sanatorium in Zürich he used, a diet of raw vegetables and fruit as a way to heal patients, he is best known for the invention of the muesli cereal
Below is the Bircher Muesli Recipe but has changed throughout the years.
The Bircher Muesli Recipe is made up as…
- (1 person): a level dessert spoon of oat flakes
- Three dessert spoons of water left to soften for 12 hours
- Juice of half a lemon
- Dessert spoon of condensed milk
- 2 raw apples grated
- A sprinkling of hazelnuts or almonds
(Bircher-Benner advised against milk as it could be contaminated with TB)
Max Bircher-Benner was very famous in his day with many followers and his muesli found its way into many homes. In the 1940s it was a popular family supper dish.
In the 1950s-1960s, however, it had extra ingredients such as cream and sugar. Industrially-produced muesli with dried fruits also came about, although this was far from the doctor’s original idea (he died in 1939). Nowadays muesli can be found in many forms.
For a hard-working man or woman, this is the ideal breakfast. If you know you are going to have a hard day at work, it is wise to prepare yourself and eat a healthy breakfast.
There is no work that can be done on an empty stomach. An empty stomach only succeeds in creating more distraction than help. So start your day, with a hearty breakfast, eat a bowl of Bircher muesli.
The best part; it is a win-win for all. The moms and wives do not have to work hard to prepare it and the husbands and sons can always gulp it up in a matter of minutes.
Plus, your heart stays healthy. Original Bircher muesli recipe is made with oats. Oats are high in protein and contains dietary fibers.
These fibers soak up the excess saturated fat and cholesterol in your body and give you, longevity and a healthy heart. Bircher muesli is made with lots of fruits and nuts and can be prepared in different variations as well.
Thought the recipe discussed here is for the original Bircher muesli, but you can customize it according to your own requirement.
The Bircher Muesli Recipe was created by Dr. Maximillian Bircher-Benner
The actual idea was to have people start eating apples so that they would remain healthy.The recipe discussed below is only for one serving for one person:
- 2 tablespoon of rolled oats
- 6 tablespoons water
- 2 apples grated, including their skins
- Lemon juice, use half a lemon.
- 2 tablespoons smooth sweetened condensed milk
- 2 tablespoons of nuts and other assortments as you like (almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts or any other thing)
The next morning use the grated apples and add them to the oats.
They must have become mushy by now.
Add the rest of the ingredients starting with milk, lemon juice and nuts.