Date & Walnut Bircher Muesli
Autumn has certainly made its presence felt, and I find myself naturally swapping my smoothies and sleeveless numbers for bircher muesli’s and sloppy joes.
As outlined in my Big Batch Bircher Muesli post, Swiss nutritionist, Dr. Bircher-Brenner was the inventor of Bircher Muesli and believed that the raw, natural ingredients were essential to health and healing. The grated apple in the muesli, for example, is choc-full of awesome vitamins and minerals, not to mention adding some chopped seasonally fresh fruit on top for a nutritious sensation! I’m not overselling it, you’ll see …
The deliciously sweet and chewy dates kind of melt into the mixture overnight. They are easily digested and contain lots of fibre and nutritional goodness which protect our eyes, skin and mucus membranes, and from certain types of cancer. The crunchy walnuts soften in the mixture overnight, and add a lovely subtle texture to the bircher once soaked.
In a nutshell (pun intended), the Omega 3s found in walnuts help us in all sorts of ways, such as protecting against heart disease and cancer, and even mental illness.
Bircher is a perfect way to start the day, makes a great snack, and is perfect for the kids to take to school.
If you’re looking for more recipe inspiration take a look at my popular ebook, Easy Wholefood Lunchboxes. It’s packed with 40 delicious nut-free, refined sugar free sweet and savoury recipes which have all been kid-tested and approved and take the guess work out of what delicious, healthy food to pack your kids for lunch!
Most of the ingredients in this recipe can be sourced from my one-stop-favourite-shop, organic wholefoods online store, The Wholefood Collective. They offer amazing quality ingredients and value for money and they stock all my favourite products and I don’t even have to leave the house!
Here are most of the ingredients you’ll need:
- 1 Apple
- 50g of Medjool Dates
- 75g of Walnuts
- 100g of Rolled Oats
- 200g of Natural Yoghurt
- ½ tsp of Cinnamon
- 250 mL of Milk (your preferred type)
- rate the apple into a mixing bowl
- Finely chop the walnuts and dates, adding to the apple
- Add the remaining ingredients, mixing very well to combine
- The mixture should be very wet as the oats absorb moisture over night
- Serve with a 1/2 tsp of raw honey/maple syrup and more milk if required
- Extra chopped dates, walnuts and dried apricots
- Fresh fruit
- Extra milk
- Drizzle of Canadian maple syrup
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Some other breakfast recipes you might like are Brenda’s Breaky Balls and My Favourite Homemade Granola.