Overnight bircher with apples

Overnight bircher with apples

This overnight bircher with apples has become a typical breakfast in Sweden. It’s a cold, tart healthy and keeps you full. The best part is that it’s “cooked” overnight and ready for you to devour in the morning.

The overnight bircher with apples is not as new as one might think. It was invited by the Swiss doctor Bircher, who tried to get his institutionalized patients to eat more raw fruit. Since a lot of people confuse Sweden with Switzerland, I now claim this recipe as Swedish.

Easy does it

This is truly one of my favourite recipes to make. I usually make a bigger batch that will last me the whole week. In my experience, it’s not very tasty longer than 5 days.  It’s easy and healthy. And you can also easily transport this to your work. Or why not bring the whole batch to your office and keep it the fridge.

Pro Tips

  • Don’t keep longer than 5 days in the fridge
  • If you add peanut butter I have found that it becomes quite sour after two, three days. Add the peanut butter to your single serving instead.
  • If you want a more natural sweetener, use natural apple juice or grated apples. (keep the skin on.)
  • It can become a little runny after a couple days, simply add more oats to make the overnight bircher more firm.
  • If you, on the contrary, find the overnight bircher to be too firm add a little more almond milk to make the consistency to your liking.
  • Bananas, peanut butter and cinnamon are excellent toppings for this recipe
Overnight bircher with apples
Prep Time
5 mins
Overnight
8 hrs
 

This overnight bircher with apples has become a typical breakfast in Sweden. It's a cold, tart healthy and keeps you full. The best part is that it's "cooked" overnight and ready for you to devour in the morning.

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: Scandinavian
Keyword: apples, bircher, oats, overnight oats, porridge
Servings: 2 people
Calories: 350 kcal
Author: Caroline Vass
Ingredients
  • 300 gr oats
  • 300 gr almond milk
  • 50 gr apple juice
  • 3 tsp maple syrup
  • 3 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 25 gr dried apples
  • 1 handful almonds
  • 1 dried fig chopped
  • 1 pinch of salt
Instructions
  1. Put all the dry ingredients in a container and cover it with the milk of your choice.  Put the lid on and leave overnight or at least for 8 hours.

  2. Serve topped with cinnamon and figs or any fruit you like. 

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