The world's best recipe for Bircher Muesli

My favourite breakfast right now is Bircher Muesli also known as Swiss Muesli. Basically it’s cold porridge with fruit, and the best I have tasted is on Crystal Cruises. I was lucky enough to share a taxi with one of Crystal’s top chefs who gave me the recipe... enjoy!Note, I especially like their “...berries of your fantasy”.

Recipe for Bircher Muesli

Serves 6 portions

  • 2 cups of oats quick

  • ½ cup of walnuts, roughly chopped

  • ½ cup of almonds, sliced, lightly toasted

  • 1/2 cup of sunflower seeds, lightly toasted

  • 2 table spoons of raisons (if you do not like raisins, just replace by dried cranberries or any other dried fruit)

  • 3 table spoons of honey (sweetness is up to your taste)

  • 4 cups of milk

  • 1 medium apple, freshly grated

  • 1 medium pear, freshly grated

  • 1 cup of whipped cream

  • 2 cups of yogurt

  • 2 bananas, sliced

  • Seasonal fruits and berries for garnishing


  1. One night before mix oats quick, walnuts, almonds, sunflower seeds, raisins, honey and milk and but in the fridge to soak.

  2. Before you serve add freshly grated apple and pear.

  3. Fold in whipped cream and yogurt.

  4. Garnish with sliced bananas and seasonal fruits and berries of your fantasy.