Orange Bircher Muesli

by | Sep 4, 2021 | 4 comments

Ah Spring! With your gently warm yet cool mornings, you make me want to hug a bowl of chilled overnight Orange Bircher Muesli while I listen to the birds sing. Creamy, delicious, citrussy and full of protein, fibre and spice, this muesli is the perfect refreshing start to a great day.Orange Bircher Muesli - Cook Republic Orange Bircher Muesli - Cook Republic

Orange And Spice Bircher Muesli

My first bircher muesli at a retreat breakfast was cold creamy oats, yoghurt and honey. It was possibly the most delicious thing I had ever eaten. Since that holiday weekend many years ago, I have been religiously making bircher muesli at home. Why wouldn’t I? It is easier than boiling water. You just dump everything in a bowl, mix and chill. The reward is one of the most delicious breakfasts you can eat on a warm Spring or Summer morning.

My simple bircher muesli has had quite the glow up. From just oats, yoghurt, apple juice and honey to a citrus and spice version that is my favourite (and a hit with everyone at home too!). This Orange Spice Bircher Muesli has the juice and zest of a whole orange. I use whatever is in season (my favourite is the dark coral fleshed Carra Carra orange with its subtle hint of saltiness). It also has spices and good stuff like hemp seeds and flax meal. Plenty of fibre and protein to start the day.

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I either chill it in a large round container or my individual single-serve glass pots. If I am making single-serve pots, I only fill them half. After the bircher muesli has chilled all night, the following morning I top the single-serve pots with extra yoghurt, berries and seeds or a dollop of rhubarb compote. My boys love grabbing a pot after a walk or run or for a mid-morning snack during a break from online learning.

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Orange Bircher Muesli - Cook Republic


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Course // Breakfast, Sweet
Cuisine // Meat-Free, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Chilling Time: 6 hours


  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • ½ cup shredded coconut
  • ¼ cup almond flakes
  • 2 tablespoons hemp seeds
  • 2 tablespoons pepitas
  • 1 tablespoon flax meal
  • 1 tablespoon raisins
  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ½ teaspoon mixed spice
  • Zest of 1 orange
  • Juice of 1 orange
  • 1 cup Greek yoghurt
  • 1 cup apple juice
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 tablespoon honey


  • Add all ingredients in a large bowl. Mix well until thoroughly combined.
  • Cover with a lid and chill in the refrigerator overnight.
  • Serve with extra yoghurt, fresh berries or rhubarb compote.


Make It Vegan - Substitute Greek yoghurt with coconut yoghurt/plant based yoghurt. Swap honey for maple syrup.
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  1. Tracey

    Delicious, thank you, and a question. How long would you recommend your bircher would keep if not devoured in one-day? Or does it need to be eaten within 24hours?

    • Sneh

      Mine usually keeps well in the fridge for up to 4-5 days. I usually make a double/triple batch and it lasts that long. 🙂 x

  2. Claudia

    This looks amazing. What do you mean by “mixed spice”? Just asking before I venture out to source it here in Germany!

    • Sneh

      Hello Claudia! Mixed spice is a mix of usually cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice .. similar to pudding spice mix or pumpkin pie mix. Hope that helps!


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