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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).

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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!

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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.

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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.

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Bircher Muesli
Serves 1

Adapted from peanut butter and peppers

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 small apple, grated
  • 1/4 cup juice (combo orange and pineapple juice)
  • 3.5 oz fig and orange zest chobani bite (or plain yogurt)
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 tbsp raisins
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon

Directions

  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!

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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!

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

Until next time,

Heather
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21 comments

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!!

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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!

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

What a cool way to make oatmeal without a stove.

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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

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Fit Mama May 13, 2013 - 6:52 am

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

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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

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

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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!

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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!

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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

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Fit Mama May 13, 2013 - 8:49 pm

She sure does!

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

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

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Fit Mama May 13, 2013 - 8:50 pm

It sure was CJ!

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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. 🙂

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Fit Mama May 13, 2013 - 8:50 pm

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

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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!

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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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