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GOLDEN PALEO BIRCHER MUESLI

I love granola and oats as much as the next food blogger, but I’m also big on switching things up.  Not only is it a good way to eat a range of nutrients, but playing around with tastes and textures keeps things fun & interesting.

Muesli differs from granola in that it is a mixture of raw cereals (most often oats), dried fruit, seeds and nuts, whereas granola is baked.  Muesli is typically soaked with dairy or nondairy milk, yogurt, or fruit juice before eating to make it easier to chew and digest.

Bircher muesli was first developed circa 1900 by a Swiss doctor and nutritionist, Maximilian Bircher-Brenner.  It is still a popular breakfast in Switzerland, where I first encountered it.  His original recipe used lots of fruit and a small amount of rolled oats.  Here I have made a grain-free version that is both gluten-free and paleo.

For a keto-friendly option, I would suggest using a granny smith apple, since 1/3rd apple (in each serving below) contains less than 4 g net carbs.  However, feel free to use your favourite dry muesli mix and increase the fruit as desired.

Ingredients for 3 servings:

  • 1.5 cups homemade paleo muesli (recipe here)
  • 1 cup Greek or coconut yogurt
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 2 packets Crushed Tonic probiotic collagen with turmeric*
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 packet Four Sigmatic chaga (optional)
  • 1 grated apple
  • pinch of black pepper
  • optional stevia or raw honey to sweeten as desired
  • optional toppings: diced apple, berries, nuts, pumpkin seeds, coconut chips, raw cacao nibs, bee pollen, or toppings of choice

Note: For this recipe, I used Crushed Tonic probiotic marine collagen.  Each packet contains 10g marine collagen, 1 billion units probiotics, 1000 mcg biotin, and approximately 2g turmeric powder.  Alternatively, you can use 2 scoops collagen peptides of choice or 1 scoop vegan protein powder plus 1 tsp ground turmeric.

Directions:

  1. Mix the ingredients together in a medium bowl.
  2. Cover and refrigerate overnight. 
  3. Stir, add sweetener and toppings as desired and enjoy!

Golden Paleo Bircher Muesli can be served cold or warm and stored in the fridge for up to 3 days.