My take on a vegan, gluten-free Bircher Muesli.
If you have read my posts you will know that mornings are my favourite time of day. I love the start of a day, the unknown of what it will bring, and the sleepy but fresh feeling when you wake. Most of all I love breakfasts, my favourite meal, especially when I have something delicious and healthy to eat ready for me in the fridge.
This is my take on Bircher Muesli, and my nickname for it is Hodge-Podge pot, as it feels like the words were made for this mix of ingredients. I love oats, groats, seeds… you can see where I am going with this list…and all varieties of porridge. The combination of the different flavours and textures works well and gives you the benefit of a wider range of nutrients from the different ingredients.
This pot for breakfast will set you up with a great dose of omega 3, dietary fibre, antioxidants, folate, phosphorus, magnesium, copper, thiamin and manganese, iron and calcium. It makes this pot a nutritious and satisfying start to the day.
You will need to make this the day before, so advance thinking is required. After my breakfast I tend to make my Hodge-Podge, as it takes literally three minutes and goes into the fridge so its ready for the next day. You can make a big batch to last for several days, its up to you. I find the ritual of making one pot worthwhile, fun and easy.
I like to have my Hodge Podge Muesli in a jam jar, so if I am rushed I can take it with me, and it feels like a treat from a cafe. This recipe is for the muesli base, and can be varied by adding different toppings and flavours each morning if you want. You can see my serving ideas below and my post on porridge toppings.
- ⅓ cup gluten-free rolled oats
- 2 tbs buckwheat groats
- 1 tbs ground flax seed
- 1 tbs chia seeds
- 1 tbs lemon juice
- ¼ cup water
- ⅓+ 1 tbs non-dairy milk
- * I use a dry cup measurer for all my measuring (liquid and dry)
- In a jam jar put all the dry ingredients and pour in the wet ingredients and using a teaspoon give a quick stir to combine.
- Put on the lids of the jam jar and give a shake until all the mixture is combined.
- Place in the fridge for breakfast tomorrow.
Topping ideas: to add:
* 2 tbs of chopped nuts or seeds and ¼ tsp ground cinnamon (do not add this the night before as it goes weird, just add in the morning).
* 3 tbs of mixed berries.
* Half a sliced banana and 1 tbs desiccated coconut.
* 1 tbs hemp seeds and 1 tsp sesame seeds with a few chopped up strawberries.
* 2 tbs of blueberries and 1 tbs of coconut flakes.
* 1 tbs of chia jam.
* 1 tbs of granola and half a sliced banana.
* 1 tbs cacoa nibs and 2 tbs raspberries.