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Bircher Muesli

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  • Servings:

    Serves 4 as an appetizer
  • Prep Time:

    10 minutes
  • Cook Time:

    3 minutes


2 tablespoon chopped pecans or walnuts
2 cups old-fashioned oats
1 cup skim milk (or unsweetened soy milk)
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon (optional)
1 cup 100% (unsweetened) apple juice
1/4 cup Dried apricots, chopped (about 6 apricots)
2 tablespoon Dates, chopped
3/4 cup nonfat plain yogurt (or low-fat), divided
1 each medium ripe pear
Bircher Muesli


1. In a small skillet, toast the nuts over medium heat until they begin to smell toasted, about 3 minutes. Cool, then transfer to a covered container and reserve.
2. In a medium bowl, stir together oats, milk, cinnamon (if using), apple juice, apricots, and dates. Cover and refrigerate at least 8 hours or overnight, until the oats have absorbed nearly all the liquid and have softened.
3. To serve, stir 1/2 cup of the yogurt into the oat mixture. Divide the oats among 4 bowls. Peel and chop the pear and top each bowl with some of the pear and a sprinkling of the reserved toasted nuts. Top each serving with 1 Tbsp. of the remaining yogurt. Store leftovers in the refrigerator, covered, for up to4 days.
Source: Hannaford fresh Magazine, November - December 2010


Nutritional Facts
Servings Serves 4
Base Nutrients
Calories 280 kcal (14%)
Calories from Fat 54 kcal (0%)
Total Fat 6 g (9%)
Saturated Fat 1 g (5%)
Cholesterol 0 mg (0%)
Sodium 65 mg (2%)
Total Carbohydrates 50 g (16%)
Dietary Fiber 5 g (20%)
Protein 10 g (16%)
Vitamin A n/a
Vitamin C n/a
Calcium n/a
Iron n/a