Swiss Style Müesli

Muesli with blueberries and raisins

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. 

Muesli with strawberries and apples

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!


Muesli with apples and red raspberries



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

Swiss Style Müesli
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Swiss
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Serves: 10
An easy and wholesome oatmeal breakfast that is prepared the evening before. You choose the fruit you add and how much honey, sugar, or sweetener.
  • 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)
  1. Wash apples and any other fruit
  2. Shred apples or slice into slivers
  3. Chop nuts
  4. Mix cream cheese (optional) with fruit
  5. Mix all ingredients together
  6. Cover with lid
  7. Refrigerate overnight


2 thoughts on “Swiss Style Müesli”

  1. So excited to find this recipe. We took an Alaskan cruise on the Eurodam last July and I fell in love with that Swiss style muesli. I just tried it on a whim one morning and oh my goodness….love at first taste!!!! Those tiny glass things that they serve it in is not enough. I never thought to ask for the recipe because most places will not give out their recipes.

  2. How cool! We were there a month before you were. I’m so glad I asked for the recipe! I agree, those containers were not nearly large enough! Enjoy!!

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