As we all know, breakfast is the greatest meal of all time. I really promise you that I’m not lying when I say I could eat it all hours of the day. I mean, my dessert is pretty much breakfast anyway. Porridge love forever.
As I continue on this sugar-free journey I continue to be inspired by the new recipes and blogs I discover. These brekkie recipes excite me the most. Just today I went to my favourite health food store during lunch, buying ingredients in anticipation for future meals – hello quinoa flakes and buckinis.
And this week I tried a new bircher recipe. Legitimately the most no-fuss breakfast ever. Just whack it in the fridge overnight. Plus the strawberry sauce is to die for. So here is the lovely famed recipe.
Get on it. 5 out 5 stars.
Bircher Muesli with Spiced Strawberry Sauce
Bircher serves 2, Strawberry Sauce serves 6-8
WHAT YOU NEED
2/3 cup oats or any other whole, rolled grain
1 cup milk of your choice (almond is always a winner) or water
a dash of freshly squeezed lemon juice
2 Tbsp. chia seeds
Spiced Strawberry Sauce
1kg/2 pounds organic strawberries
1/2 vanilla bean, scraped
1 star anise
1 teeny pinch sea salt
1/4 tsp. ground cinnamon
zest of 1/2 organic orange
2 cardamom pods
1/4 tsp. ground ginger
1 Tbsp. rice malt syrup
WHAT YOU DO
1. Fold all ingredients together in a jar or bowl, place in the fridge overnight.
2. Wash and cut the strawberries in half, or into quarters depending on their size. Place in a large jar or container. Add all other ingredients and using a muddler or a large spoon, smash the berries extracting their juices, but leaving some of the whole. Be sure to crush the whole spices too (you may want to use a mortar and pestle before placing them in the jar).
3. Cover with an airtight lid and place in the fridge to marinate (at least an hour). Keeps for a week. Serve with Bircher muesli, or on pancakes, yogurt, ice cream etc.
4. In the morning, remove muesli from the fridge and let stand at room temperature for 10 minutes if desired. Layer in more milk, yogurt, and the Spiced Strawberry Sauce with more fresh fruit. Enjoy.
I have made slight modifications to the recipe, but thanks to My New Roots for the amazingness!
(Image from here)