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Black Chia, Oat & Almond Bircher Muesli

For those looking for a new healthy breakfast option, give this a whirl. Packed with chia seeds and soaked in almond milk, it's not bacon and eggs but it's still pretty good!


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Black Chia, Oat & Almond Bircher Muesli
January 16, 2015

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Black Chia, Oat & Almond Bircher Muesli

They say breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but how many of you actually sit down for a proper breakfast?

I know used to be guilty of skipping breakfast, or eating a bowl of cereal at my desk when I got to work. Sometimes even a sausage roll on my walk from the train station. I’m glad that habit didn’t last too long, I’d be the size of a train station if it did!

Black Chia Oat Almond Bircher Muesli

The truth is, I’d usually stay in bed as long as I could, then be running late. So breakfast wasn’t really something I would give too much thought. On the weekend I’d make more of an effort, but some of my favourite things require prep the night before, and sometimes I just couldn’t be bothered.

Black Chia Bircher Muesli

This recipe is from a Donna Hay magazine. It looked very pretty, and with an excess of chia seeds in my pantry, I thought I might as well get my life together and make it! I stored extra portions in jars, so it was a quick and easy grab from the fridge come breakfast time.

Black Chia Almond Milk Bircher

Black Chia, Oat & Almond Bircher Muesli

Donna Hay
Print Recipe
Servings 6


  • 2 cups 180g rolled oats
  • ½ cup 90g black chia seeds
  • ½ cup 40g flaked almonds
  • 3 cups 750ml almond milk
  • 2 cups 560g Greek (thick) yoghurt

To serve

  • 125 g blueberries
  • Agave syrup I used honey instead


  • Place the oats, chai seeds and almonds in a large bowl. Pour of 2 cups (500ml) of the almond milk and mix well to combine. Cover and refrigerate for 2-3 hours.
  • Stir through the remaining almond milk and half of the yoghurt.
  • Spoon the bircher into bowls and top with the remaining yoghurt, blueberries and agave syrup (or honey) to serve.


4 comments on “Black Chia, Oat & Almond Bircher Muesli
  1. leaf (the indolent cook)

    Though I have mixed feelings about chia, this actually looks pretty good, and healthy to boot!

    January 17, 2015 at 3:59 am
  2. Maureen | Orgasmic Chef

    I went all my life without eating breakfast. I was always late and learned over time not to miss it. When John had his heart attack and needed food with his medication, now we eat breakfast. I think he’ll love this too.

    January 17, 2015 at 1:46 pm
  3. Nicole - Champagne and Chips

    Are overnight oats and Bircher muesli the same thing? Regardless, I’m a fan.
    I love chucking things in a jar the night before, adding a few berries the next day and feeling very gourmet (and healthy) munching at my desk 🙂

    January 17, 2015 at 2:39 pm
  4. Gourmet Getaways

    What we love about oats is that it’s so flexible and we an do a mix n’ match of our favourites for endless combinations. Love this particular combo. Fruit, nuts and oats are the best brekkie!!!

    Julie & Alesah
    Gourmet Getaways xx

    January 19, 2015 at 11:26 pm

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