This Swiss Style Müseli is a favorite breakfast dish of mine since I am a fan of all things oatmeal and yogurt. My aunt introduced the concept of this dish to me in 1984. Aunt Kate gave me a recipe for Bürcher Müssli (Swiss), served to her first in 1955 when she was working as a missionary in Neumühle, Germany. Aunt Kate told me that she named this dish after a Dr Bürcher, and the dish was “highly recommended for its wholesomeness.” Her directions were not ingredient amount specific, and I didn’t have a flair to figuring out the correct proportions. Then my sister Rachel started making her own to eat when she was working night shift, and I decided it was time to learn to do this right.
In August of this year, I was served this dish several times on an Alaskan Cruise on the Eurodam. When the staff called me to check on how the room service was that day, I told the gentleman there was a problem: I needed the recipe. That evening at dinner, I was handed an envelope from our waiter. Inside was the recipe.
I have been making this Müesli ever since.
It’s guaranteed to help you be regular!
This recipe also assures you there are a plethora of variations, and you get to choose.
- choose your fruit and sweetener ingredients – honey, sugar, artificial sweetener or none
- choose to add cinnamon because you have apples
- add a little extra oomph and silk by mixing a dab of cream cheese with your fruit
- add Chi seeds to add protein and thicken your dish
- add a variations of seeds: sunflower, pumpkin, or flax.
- decrease the sugar or omit it altogether, especially if you add raisins
- decrease the amount of honey unless you have a sweet tooth and no cavities
This recipe serves ten people. I’ve divided it into a recipe for ten and for two. Remember that you can make the entire recipe and use it for several days. It works well as a snack in the middle of the afternoon as well!
Swiss Style Muesli
|10 people||Ingredients||2 people|
|2 ½ cups||Oats (old fashioned)||1 cup|
|1 ¼ cup||Milk||¼ cup|
|¼ cup||Cream||2 ½ tsp.|
|¼ cup||Yogurt||2 ½ tsp.|
|½ cup (or less)||Honey||1 ½ Tbsp. (or less)|
|¼ cup||Granny Smith Apples||2 ½ tsp.|
|4 Tbsp. (1/4 cup)||Hazelnuts||2 ½ tsp.|
|4 Tbsp. (1/4 cup)||Raisins||2 ½ tsp.|
|2 ½ tsp.||Sugar (optional)||½ tsp.|
|1 ½ Tbsp.||Chia Seeds (optional)||½ tsp.|
|You decide||Fruit – strawberries, bananas, blueberries, peaches, etc.||you decide|
|½ cup + 2 Tbsp.||Cream cheese (optional)||2 Tbsp.|
|A few sprinkles||Cinnamon (optional)||A sprinkle|
- 2 ½ cups Oats (old fashioned) 1
- 1 ¼ cup Milk
- ¼ cup Cream
- ¼ cup Yogurt .
- ½ cup (or less) Honey
- ¼ cup Granny Smith Apples .
- 4 Tbsp. (1/4 cup) Hazelnuts (or Almonds)
- 4 Tbsp. (1/4 cup) Raisins
- 2 ½ tsp. Sugar (optional)
- 1 ½ Tbsp. Chi Seeds (optional)
- Fruit – strawberries, bananas, blueberries, peaches, etc. you decide
- ½ cup + 2 Tbsp OR 10 TBSP Cream cheese (optional)
- A few sprinkles Cinnamon (optional)
- Wash apples and any other fruit
- Shred apples or slice into slivers
- Chop nuts
- Mix cream cheese (optional) with fruit
- Mix all ingredients together
- Cover with lid
- Refrigerate overnight