Blackcurrant & Apple Bircher Muesli (Vegan)

I am not a morning person.

No matter how early I go to bed, or how long I sleep, leaving my bed is always a challenge and I’m the kind to hit the snooze button several times in a row, every single morning.

Blackcurrant & Apple Bircher Muesli (Vegan, Dairy Free) • Recipe • Cake + Whisky

Needless to say that, the ol’ ‘sleeping a few more minutes vs breakfast’ dilemna isn’t really a thing in my house.

It’s sleeping all the way.

Until the very last minute.

Then running around like a headless chicken trying to get showered/dressed/tooth-brushed.

And -if I’ve been organised enough- grabbing a jar of homemade bircher muesli from the fridge before running out of the door to make it to the office on time.

Blackcurrant & Apple Bircher Muesli (Vegan, Dairy Free) • Recipe • Cake + Whisky

As far as I’m concerned, bircher muesli is a bit of a life (and growling belly come 10am) saver.

Blackcurrant & Apple Bircher Muesli (Vegan, Dairy Free) • Recipe • Cake + Whisky

It takes minutes to make (and you can do it while watching TV and then there’s nothing left to do in the morning!).

Plus it’s super healthy (hello, protein, complex carb, good fat and vitamin powerhouse!) and SOOOO satisfying.

Quite honestly the berry best on-the-go breakfast around!

Blackcurrant & Apple Bircher Muesli (Vegan, Dairy Free) • Recipe • Cake + Whisky

Blackcurrant & Apple Bircher Muesli (Vegan, Dairy Free, GF option)

Yield: 1


  • 1/2 green apple, corred but unpeeled and coarsely grated
  • 30g rolled or jumbo oats (GF if you need)
  • 50ml water
  • 100g coconut yoghurt
  • maple syrup to taste (I used about 1/2 tbsp)
  • 1 small handful blackcurrants
    To serve
  • A few more blackcurrants
  • maple syrup to taste


  1. The night before, mix together all the ingredients in a box or a jar.
  2. Pop the lid on and store in the fridge until morning.
  3. Right before serving, crush the berries aorund a bit, then transfer to a bowl. Top with a few fresh blackcurrants and a littel bit more maple syrup!

More make-ahead breakfast recipes

Paleo Granola (V, GF)

Lemon Drizzle Porridge (Vegan, dairy free, GF)

Cranberry Oatmeal Cake (V)



  1. 31-07-2017 / 2:12 PM

    It looks delicious, a great idea for a healthy breakfast.

    • 20-08-2017 / 9:05 PM

      I love how convenient it is… anything for 5 more minutes sleep!!
      xx Sandra

  2. 01-08-2017 / 3:45 PM

    Yummy! I’m always wishing I’d been organised enough the night before to make some. So far I’ve only ever managed bircher muesli once. I think the problem is that I’m a morning person! So you see there are benefits to being more of a night owl!

    • 20-08-2017 / 9:06 PM

      How I wish I was a morning person so I could have eggs in the morning though!! That said, I’m sure you could adapt the recipe to porridge and I’d be just as good?
      Let me know if you give it a go!!
      xx Sandra