Tired of having the same Omelets, Halwa Pori, French toast or Pancakes in your breakfast? Looking for healthy breakfast recipes for your family? Bircher Muesli (mu-zli in Swiss German) – a healthy bowl full of oats with fruits and nuts to uplift you like
Breakfast is the most important yet most neglected meal of the day. For most of us, like my husband, it merely means a cup of tea or coffee. I still remember how my mother would always keep emphasizing on having a filling breakfast before going to school/university/work.
Recently, I got to know about an interesting breakfast on a morning show. I was extremely excited about the concept and while exploring the recipe online, I got to know some interesting facts about Bircher Muesli.
According to Wikipedia, it is a Swiss breakfast, dating back to the early 20th century by Mazimilian Bircher – Benner, a physician, who developed this meal for his patients in the hospital. He believed that a balanced diet focusing on raw ingredients along with fresh air and exercise can improve health. Today, Bircher Muesli has become a national dish in Switzerland and can be found on every restaurant menu.
Muesli is simply made with rolled oats soaked overnight in milk or juice, the purpose is to soften the oats for easy digestion. In the morning, mix a spoonful of yogurt with chopped seasonal fruits and / or grounded nuts (dried / roasted form) forming a complete morning meal which fulfills the daily requirement of proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and fiber. Add honey or maple syrup to balance the sweetness.
You can tailor Muesli according to your taste and mood or whatever is available at hand. The best part is that any combination of nuts and fruits works with the oats. Therefore, endless variations are possible depending on your creativity and imagination. I created my Muesli with all the available ingredients from my pantry and it just tasted divine, even my little one enjoyed his introductory batch of oats.