At the start of the year many people make the resolution to eat healthier
And what could be healthier than to include veggies in breakfast!
So I wanted to share with you what we’ve been enjoying for our breakfast lately
I’ve called it Carrot Cake Bircher
But don’t be fooled by the title – its actually really healthy
Why carrot cake? Well it includes all of the flavours I love to put in my carrot cakes
Along with grated carrot, of course
I’ve actually used my traditional bircher muesli recipe which you can find here
And just replaced the apple with carrot, blueberries with raisins and added the gorgeous spices
Cause we could all do with a bit more spice in our lives, right?
Anyway, I hope you give it a go
My husband thinks its a damn good way to start his day!
How to make carrot bircher muesli…
My preference is to mix my bircher muesli straight into the pyrex dish I’m going to store it in
Mix well. Then place lid on dish and place in the fridge overnight
Next morning, dish up your portion. Top with yoghurt if you like
Along with walnuts and honey or maple syrup
And enjoy 🙂
- ⅔ cup whole rolled oats
- 1 tablespoon ground or whole linseeds, or chia seeds
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ground ginger
- ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg, optional
- ¼ cup raisins
- ½ cup grated carrot - approx 1½ small carrots
- 1¼ cups of your choice of milk
- ¼ cup walnuts, or other choice of nuts
- 2 teaspoons maple syrup or honey
- your choice of yoghurt, to serve, optional
- pumpkin or sunflower seeds, to serve, optional
- Place oats, linseeds, spices, raisins, carrot and milk (or milk/yoghurt mix) in a bowl and stir to combine.
- Cover and set aside for at least 30 minutes, or preferably overnight in the fridge.
- (Note: For bircher muesli on-the-go, after mixing ingredients together, transfer into 2 jars or re-usable glass containers and place toppings on ready to quickly grab out of the fridge the next morning and go)
- Serve into bowls and top with walnuts, then drizzle with honey or maple syrup.
- Add yoghurt, fruit or seeds as desired
For a dairy free alternative, use soy, oat, coconut milk, coconut water or any type of nut milk
While some people call this muesli overnight oats, I prefer the original name Bircher