A fruity muesli is a lovely way to start Christmas Day. It can be made ahead and the oaty goodness will stand you in good stead for a long day of fun festivities.
I love my bircher with lots of texture so have used wholegrain oats, but if you prefer it smoother, use instant or crushed oats.
2 cups wholegrain oats
1½ cups diced dried fruit – I used ½ cup each diced apricots, goji berries and cranberries
1 tsp cinnamon or mixed spice
1 cup fruit juice
1 cup water
1 cup runny yoghurt + extra
2 red apples, grated
¼ cup lemon or orange juice
1 Combine the oats, dried
fruits, cinnamon, juice, water and yogurt and mix well. Cover and chill overnight (this makes the oats swell and absorb all
2 The next day grate the
apple and toss with the lemon or orange juice – to prevent browning. Combine the
apple with the oats and
add extra yoghurt to the
3 Serve with fresh berries and pistachio nuts, drizzle with honey if desired. Serve in little glasses or a large jar and let your guests help themselves.