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bircher muesli

by Heather

Happy Mother’s Day!  Hope you all got to spend time with your mamas.  As a gift, Jacob built me 3 raised garden boxes (2 of them pictured below).


I’m excited to get them into the ground and filled with dirt.  Also, I have kale and cucumber beginning to sprout in my DIY egg shell seed starters!  Hooray for 2 year old seeds to still grow!

Today is another Secret Recipe Club reveal day.  This month was super fun for me.  I was given Jennifer of Peanut Butter and Peppers!  Jennifer is a blogger I’ve known since before Hunter was born.  She even guest posted for me once he arrived.  Jennifer loves food and shares so many yummy looking meals, snacks and treats.  I seriously just want her to come and cook for me.  Like every day.  Personal chef????

Okay, it will probably be a no, so I guess I’ll make some food for myself.  The recipe I chose as a no brainer – bircher muesli – AKA overnight oats!


With the warmer temps around here I’ve been eating less and less hot oats –  and that makes me sad!

Soaking your raw rolled oats in liquid (yogurt, milk and juice) plumps them up and ‘cooks’ your oatmeal for you.  No hot stove required.


Jennifer’s bircher muesli is a bit different than previous overnight oats I’ve made.  Normally I go with banana and peanut butter, but here, the flavors are bright and fresh.  OJ and pineapple juice + fresh shredded apple set the tone with natural sweetness.  I went ahead and amped up the fruity flavors with a fig and orange zest Chobani bite.


Bircher Muesli
Serves 1

Adapted from peanut butter and peppers


  • ½ cup rolled oats
  • ½ small apple, grated
  • ¼ cup juice (combo orange and pineapple juice)
  • 3.5 oz fig and orange zest chobani bite (or plain yogurt)
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp raisins
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon


  1. Add all of the ingredients in a bowl; mix well. Cover and refrigerated for at least 8 hours.

And it’s all ready and waiting for you in the morning!  So so yummy, thanks Jennifer!


Emily at Chobani was so sweet and sent me all four Chobani bite flavors to try.  And try I have.  Here are my order of favorites: raspberry with dark chocolate chunks, coffee with dark chocolate chunks, caramel with pineapple chunks, and lastly fig with orange zest.  Obviously, I love me some chocolate!

Last thing before I head to bed –  tomorrow (Monday) is Make It Monday!  What are you sharing?  Read more about it on the Make It Monday page – I hope you’ll join in!


What is your favorite warm weather breakfast?  Do you make breakfast the night before often?  How was your Mother’s Day?

Until next time,

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Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers May 12, 2013 - 9:17 pm

Ahhhhh!! I am so happy you got me!! I didn’t even realize your were in Group B. I love the changes you made to the recipe! It sounds incredible. Ok, I LOVE Chobani (just like Hunter) and I thought I have tried all their flavors, yet I didn’t realize there was a fig flavor. I have to look for that next time I’m at the store. It’s time for me to go to bed, but now I think I need to make over night oats first!

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!!!! I love the raise garden beds! I can’t wait to see the pictures of it with all your home grown produce!!

Fit Mama May 12, 2013 - 9:19 pm

I didn’t know you were group B either, so I was suuuuper excited when I saw your name in the email 🙂 It’s always fun to surprise a friend! Find the fig and try… especially in this! Very yummy. Thanks for the awesome recipe!

Sweet as Sugar Cookies May 12, 2013 - 9:36 pm

What a cool way to make oatmeal without a stove.

Erica May 13, 2013 - 3:58 am

YUM! Great pick! What a delicious breakfast! Actually, I think I could eat this all day long!! I like parfaits when it gets hot. Glad you had a wonderful Mother’s day

Fit Mama May 13, 2013 - 6:52 am

Oh ya it is like a parfait, just no crunchy granola!

Judee@ Gluten Free A-Z May 13, 2013 - 5:11 am

I love the combination of additions in this oatmeal, especially the apple and the way you cut it.. looks delicious.

Heather @ Join Us, Pull up a Chair May 13, 2013 - 5:24 am

Yum! I’m a big fan of overnight oats and yours look delicious. I’m jealous of your raised beds, I won’t be planning a garden this year since we will most likely be moving before we can enjoy our homegrown vegetables. Happy Mother’s Day!

Charlotte @ Commitness to Fitness May 13, 2013 - 6:58 am

Looks so yummy!! Hunter is soo cute in those pics! Lets see favorite warm weather breakfast, well I guess I mix it up a lot but the one constant is a piping hot cup of coffee 🙂 doesnt matter if its 95 degrees out, I love hot coffee.

Shelley C May 13, 2013 - 10:46 am

Oh my gosh, I have been SO wanting to try overnight oatmeal and now I am absolutely going to do it – your version looks so delicious, not to mention how absolutely ADORABLE Hunter is!! Great choice and so fun you were paired with a friend!

Tiff @ Love Sweat & Beers May 13, 2013 - 1:26 pm

Mmmm, I’m a big fan of museli. Thanks for the recipe!

Caroline @ Broccoli Hut May 13, 2013 - 5:04 pm

Ooh! Nice Mother’s Day gift! I’m a tad jealous 🙂
The muesli looks delicious–I will send this to my dad, as he LOVES muesli.
I always tend to eat the same breakfasts, regardless of how hot it is outside. I lived in Alabama most of my life, and I would eat hot oats even on the hottest day in July!

Fit Mama May 13, 2013 - 8:49 pm

I hope he likes it! I’m pretty stoked to get those beds into the ground and growing me some veggies!

Miz Helen May 13, 2013 - 5:45 pm

I just love you Bircher Muesli, it looks delicious, Jennifer has great recipes. This is a great recipe choice for the SRC.
Have a fun week!
Miz Helen

Fit Mama May 13, 2013 - 8:49 pm

She sure does!

CJ @ Morsels of Life May 13, 2013 - 6:16 pm

What a great way to have oatmeal without breaking a sweat! 🙂

Fit Mama May 13, 2013 - 8:50 pm

It sure was CJ!

Rebekah May 13, 2013 - 6:50 pm

What a tasty and healthy breakfast! I have never tried soaking oats overnight before…gotta add that to the to-do list. 🙂

Fit Mama May 13, 2013 - 8:50 pm

It’s a must try Rebekah… so simple and seriously plumps the oats up!

Nicole @ Daily Dish Recipes May 14, 2013 - 5:56 am

That looks so warm, so hearty and all those flavors together. Yum! Perfect SRC Pick!

colleen @ Secrets from the Cookie Princess May 16, 2013 - 10:42 am

Heather this looks great (and Hunter is so stinkin’ cute!) Good luck with the garden–i just planted my strawberries and blueberries two weeks ago and am starting to get flowers.

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