With every new type of meal I 'create' I am always aware that it really does stretch the bounds of credulity to call it a 'recipe' and my new 'recipe' for Paleo Bircher Museli is definitely no exeception to this! Food assembling would be a more apt term. However, whilst I am definitely a work in progress in terms of recipe creativity, I do know the nutrient density of food and I do know if it tastes good and this muesli definitely ticks both those boxes. It also takes no time to 'compile' which is perfect for all my fellow non morning people out there.
Bircher museli traditionally contains oats, nuts and apples soaked in apple juice or milk over night. However, if you haven't planned breakfast the night before (and mostly I don't) then this really is a delicious start to the day that can be made half asleep even before your coffee has kicked in. You just need apples, some coconut or Greek yoghurt and any type of granola, mixed nuts etc to go on top. If you are not strictly paleo then oats would also work as a topping too.
For this muesli I used chopped up organic braeburn apples, a tub of mango and coconut yoghurt and a nut based granola I had made earlier in the week. If you need to make granola in a hurry this gorgeous recipe for instant vanilla granola from Eighty 20 nutrition is really worth checking out. You can also add any additional toppings such as cacao nibs, chia seeds, goji berries or dark chocolate chips.
Apples contain a range of nutrients and phytochemicals including quercetin in the peel which are important for brain health. They also contain polyphenols which help stabilise blood sugar which is always particularly important at breakfast time. The protein in the nuts and coconut yoghurt also help blood sugar control and both contain healthy fats for brain health, skin health and for helping to keep you full until lunchtime. If you want to add further protein and nutrients you can also stir in a teaspoon or two of collagen hydrolysate as this doesn't alter the taste at all.
I really like the crunchiness of this muesli but you could of course switch it around and soak the granola and apple in apple juice or any type of milk overnight and then add the yoghurt in the morning. I haven't tried it but I think this muesli would also work really well with seasonal summer fruits such as peaches or nectarines.
I hope you enjoy this speediest, easiest and healthiest of breakfasts that is probably as quick as making toast but so much better for you!