Breakfast is probably my favourite meal of the day. I’ve often eaten cereal or scrambled eggs for dinner out of complete choice and utter love of breakfast food.
I’m already thinking about breakfast tomorrow morning and what delicious creation I can devour.
Normally bircher muesli is an overnight thing. Which means preparation. Which, let’s be honest isn’t always completely practical. But take a deep sigh of relief because this bircher is still creamy and delicious and takes just five minutes to make.
Yep, five minutes.
Plus, it’s baby-friendly to boot. Win, win.
Chia seeds can be found in supermarkets or health food stores. They’re such a fantastic little seed and are so nutrient rich. Though they may be tiny, chia seeds are the highest plant-based source of omega-3, fibre and protein. They’re also loaded with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Perfect for growing little bodies.
This bircher is great drizzled with a bit of honey or rice malt syrup. If you’re feeding children under 12-months-old however make sure you avoid the honey due to botulism bacteria not being safe for little tummies.
This recipe makes enough for one adult and one small child.
* 1/2 cup fine cut oats (also known as quick oats)
* 1/4 cup frozen blueberries or raspberries
* 1 teaspoon chia seeds
* 1 tablespoon desiccated coconut
* 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
* 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or natural vanilla extract
* 1/2 cup natural yoghurt
* 1/4 cup almond meal
* 1 teaspoon apple juice or pear nectar
* 1/2 apple, grated (optional)
* Drizzle of honey (if feeding children over 12 months) or rice malt syrup (optional)
1. Defrost berries in microwave.
2. Place all ingredients, apart from the honey or rice malt syrup, in a bowl and mix. You can choose to include apple in the mixture or top the bircher with the grated apple.
3. Drizzle with honey or rice malt syrup if desired. EAT!
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* You can make this up in advance and keep it in the fridge overnight if you want an even quicker breakfast in the morning.
* This recipe also works with fresh berries if you have them and they are in season.
* Depending on the age of your child and food ability you can also add chopped dried fruits, pepitas, dates, sultanas, slivered almonds or anything that takes your fancy in the way of healthy muesli additions.
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