Autumn berry bircher muesli

The beauty with Bircher muesli is you can make it the night before, so if you’re not a morning person, you can have breakfast ready and waiting without the stress. Bircher museli is traditionally a dish of oats and grated apple soaked in juice and yogurt overnight. This delicious Bircher museli recipe is rich in vitamin C, gives you 1 of your 5-a-day, and uses a homemade compote layered with muesli for the perfect portable breakfast. It’s so easy to make and delicious, you’ll wonder how you went without it.

Preparation time:10 minutes
Cooking time:15 minutes + overnight chilling
Total time:25 minutes + overnight chilling


175g essential frozen Berries
1 pear, peeled, cored and diced
150ml cranberry juice drink
180g Dorset Cereals Raspberry & Blackcurrant Bircher Muesli Mix
250g Greek style natural yogurt


  1. Place the berries, pear and juice in a small pan. Bring to the boil and simmer gently for 5 minutes. Turn off the heat and leave to cool completely.
  2. Spoon half the fruit compote into the base of four jars or large glasses. Scatter over half the muesli mix then spoon over the yogurt.
  3. Scatter over the rest of the muesli mix followed by the remaining fruit compote. Seal the jars or cover the glasses with clingfilm. Chill overnight.
  4. When you’re ready to eat, stir and serve.

Cook’s tip

Add depth of flavour to the fruit compote by adding a star anise, cinnamon stick or grated orange zest- perfect for winter.

Thanks to Waitrose for sharing this scrummy recipe with us. If you’re looking for more ideas, take a look at the Waitrose recipe pageWaitrose logo

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