Easier to eat than regular meusli, and a cold alternative to porridge in the summer months. Apparently it was “invented” by the Swiss doctor Maximilian Bircher-Benner, a pioneer of holistic health, who served it to patients in his sanitorium.
- 2 cups quick oats
- 1 cup semi-skim milk
- 1/4 cup raisins (or other dried fruit)
- 1/2 cup apple juice
- 2 Tb lemon juice
- 1 unpeeled apple, washed and grated
- 1 Tb honey
- 1 cup plain yogurt
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- fresh fruit and nuts to top
- Stir the oats, milk, raisins, apple juice and lemon juice together and leave overnight in the fridge.
- In the morning, mix in the grated apple, honey, yogurt and cinnamon.
- Top with chopped fruit and nuts before serving. (We went with strawberries, blueberries, nectarines and toasted hazelnuts.)
Family score: 8 out of 10