Birchermusli (Swiss-Style Oatmeal)

oatsYield: 4 servings

Not only is it nice to have your oatmeal ready for you in the morning, it’s nice to have so many options for how to dress it. You can add fresh fruit (shredded apples or pears, sliced bananas, or berries), additional dried fruit, nuts, or milk. Since you add ingredients just before serving, everyone can have it just the way they like it.


  • 1 ½ cups rolled oats
  • 1 ½ cups milk
  • 2 tablespoons wheat germ
  • 2 tablespoons golden raisins
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup sliced almonds
  • ¼ cup honey


  1. Combine rolled oats and milk in a large bowl. Cover and refrigerate for about 8 hours, or overnight.
  2. Just before serving, mix in wheat germ, raisins, salt, almonds, and honey.

Optional: top with fresh fruit, dried fruit, nuts or milk.

2 Responses to Birchermusli (Swiss-Style Oatmeal)

  1. Ann September 14, 2009 at 5:41 pm #

    Birchermusli is also one of my favorite treats, made mostly for holiday brunches because it is so rich. I also add shredded, unpeeled apple to mine. Use a combination of red and green apples for holiday color.

  2. chezdesblog September 14, 2009 at 7:26 pm #

    Hi Ann! I love your holiday birchermusli. 🙂 I have turned it into an every day breakfast by soaking my oats in skim milk and topping them with sliced banana (or berries) and wheat germ. Yum.

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