recipe by Lori Ross
The origin of the Birschermuesli is Swiss-German; the word muesli means cereal. This recipe is based on the most delicious muesli I ever had. The restaurant, Hotel Deidesheimer Hof, was in the Pfalz wine region of Germany.
3 cups rolled oats (not instant oats)
8 oz. apple juice
3 cups plain yogurt (thick Greek yogurt like FACE is best)
2 tbsp of honey
1 cup almonds chopped
1 fresh pear chopped with peel
1 apple chopped with peel
½ cup raisins
Place the oats and apple juice in a bowl and soak for an hour. Add dried fruit and mix well, then place in refrigerator overnight. The next morning add chopped fruit, honey and nuts.
Variations: Muesli is good with almost any fruit juice, dried fruit (cranberries, cherries, dates, figs), nuts and fresh fruit (berries are yummy). The chopped apple and pear gave a nice crunch though, so you may want to add a crunchy and a soft fruit. Some people use flavored yogurt instead of plain and eliminate the honey from the recipe.