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Bircher Muesli

Bircher Muesli


We love to entertain by having people for brunch; it works really well particularly if you have little ones that need to rest during the day. Brunch is always nice and easy and can be a relatively healthy meal to prepare. One of my favourite things to serve is bircher muesli.

This recipe makes enough to serve at least 6 people as a side, if there are left overs, store in the fridge for a few days.



1 ½ cups of rolled oats

1 ¼ cups of milk

2/3 cup of natural yoghurt

1 apple grated (discard skin and core)

2 tablespoons of honey

1 tablespoon chia seeds

1 tablespoon of sunflower seeds

2/3 cup of dried apricots roughly chopped

2/3 cup of dried roasted almonds roughly chopped



Put rolled oats in a bowl and cover with milk and yoghurt. Add the grated apple, not including skin and honey. Mix well, cover and refrigerate overnight.

When you are ready to serve, mix through the chia seeds, apricots, almonds, and sunflowers seeds.

Top with fresh berries and toasted slithered almonds to serve.


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Granola Trifle

Granola Trifle




Keeping breakfast different and interesting can be hard, but when you put something colourful on the table people love it! This is a healthy alternative to supermarket cereals that are packed with sugar and who knows what else. If you are entertaining, this dish will look beautiful on your table, otherwise just as fabulous to bring out to your breakfast bench each morning.

Serves 6


2 cups of rolled oats

1 cup of desiccated coconut

1/3 cup of sunflower oil

¼ honey

½ cup of roughly chopped almonds

½ cup roughly chopped dried apricots

Fresh strawberries

Fresh blueberries

1 litre of yogurt of your choice



Preheat your oven to 180 °C.

In a large bowl add your oats, coconut and almonds and mix together. Whisk together the oil and honey in a small bowl. Pour the liquid over the oat mixture and stir until all the oats and nuts are well coated.

Pour onto a large baking tray lined with baking paper. Bake, stirring occasionally so the mixture cooks evenly for 45 minutes.

Remove from the oven and allow to cool.

To assemble your trifle, start with a layer of oats and nuts, top with berries and dried apricot then yoghurt. Repeat this step till you reach the top of the dish.

You can use one large bowl as I have, or individual glasses.


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Overnight Oat and Chia Breakfast

Overnight Oat and Chia Breakfast


Most of us seem to be so busy these days that eating breakfast is way down on the priority list. Little do you know that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, it kick-starts your metabolism and it is believed to reduce hunger throughout the day which in-turn helps with weight control.

If you prepare your breakfast the night before, I’ll guarantee that you will wake up in the morning and head straight to the fridge – your breakfast is waiting for you!!

This is a very simple and nutritious oat and chia pudding that you soak overnight. When you are ready to eat, top with any seasonal fruits.


Serves 2



½ cup of rolled oats

¾ cup of milk (any milk of your choice)

½ cup of natural yoghurt

1 tablespoon of chia seeds

1 teaspoon of vanilla essence or paste



Using an airtight jar, place all the ingredients in the jar. Secure the lid and shake well until combined.

Place in the fridge overnight or for up to three days.

Served chilled topped with fresh fruit.


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Chia Pudding

Chia Pudding
Chia Pudding



If you are a busy person and tend to skip breakfast, this is perfect for you. Prepare your breakfast the night before, and in the morning it’s ready to go!


3 tablespoons of chia seeds

3 tablespoons of natural yoghurt

100ml of milk (any milk of your choice)

1 tablespoon of honey

2 teaspoons of vanilla paste or essence



In a glass jar, combine all ingredients and shake well. Put in the fridge overnight. When you are ready to eat top with berries, fruit and nuts of your choice. I like to have blueberries, strawberries, and banana, flaked almond and seeds. Enjoy!


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