Coconut, Chia and Berry Bircher Muesli

As the weather warms up hot porridge is becoming less appealing and I’m after new breakfast ideas that are filling and delicious.  I’ve been enjoying a couple of new options lately, including this home made bircher muesli.  I like to fill mine with a mixture of oats, seeds, nuts and fruit for a mixture of healthy carbohydrate, protein and healthy fats that help both nourish your body and keep you feeling full.

This version contains coconut, chia seeds, berries and banana and it’s a delicious almost tropical flavour combination.  I’ve topped it with some crunchy walnuts and lemon zest as well as some extra raspberries.  You do have to be a little organised and make it the night before, but it’s worth it! I make enough for two days, but you could half the ingredients for a single serve if you like.

Here’s the recipe.

Ingredients (makes 2 serves):

2/3 cup rolled oats
1 tablespoon chia seeds (or linseeds)
2 tablespoons coconut
1/2 cup natural yoghurt
1 1/4 cup milk
2 teaspoons maple syrup (optional – I didn’t use)
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
1 small banana, finely chopped.
1/2 cup raspberries
1 small banana, finely chopped.
Rind from 1 lemon, to serve
Coconut flakes, to serve

Place the oats, chia seeds and coconut in a pudding bowl and mix.  Pour over the milk.  Cover and leave over night.  In the morning, stir through the natural yoghurt.  If the mixture looks a little thick, stir through some extra milk.   Stir through the chopped banana and most of the walnuts, leaving a few aside for garnish.  To serve, place half the raspberries in the bottom of two glasses.  Spoon the oat mixture between the two glasses.  Top with the rest of the raspberries, walnuts, grated lemon rind and coconut flakes.