Vegan Strawberry Bircher Müsli
Good morning early birds, how about starting this beautiful day with some delicious strawberry bircher? I remember the first time I ate bircher müsli. I was about 15, and visited my brother in Berlin. He lived right around the corner
of this great coffee shop called Caras. They always offered a wonderful selection of breakfast items - bircher müsli being one of them. After the first spoon, I knew it was love at first bite:-)
This dish has been invented in the early 1900's by Mr Bircher, a Swiss doctor, who wanted to help improve people's eating habits.
So thanks to him, it became a well known, and dearly cherished breakfast goodie in Switzerland, and Germany. I wanted to create a vegan version and add some happy colors to it, so I came up with this pretty strawberry version. Here's the recipe for this plant-based bowl of happiness.
1 ¾ cups strawberries
1 cup soy yoghurt (organic & all natural)
2 Tbsp maple sirup
1 apple, small dice
1 cup oats (soft kind)
1 Tbsp raisins (optional)
For garnish (optional):
3 Tbsp maple nuts*
Blackberries & strawberries
For the maple nuts:
½ cup walnuts (chopped coarsely)
2 Tbsp maple sirup (or to taste)
Pinch of cinnamon
Add strawberries, soy yoghurt, and 2 Tbsp maple sirup to a blender. Mix until smooth, and creamy. Then pour the mixture into a bowl. Add the remaining ingredients to the bowl, stir briefly.
Now prepare the maple nuts. To do this, combine all the necessary ingredients in a bowl. Place the nuts into your microwave until they're nicely caramelized.
Make sure to use a microwave proof dish. Don't keep them in too long since they burn easily. Mine took about 40 seconds to caramelize. I hope you enjoy this dish just as much as I do.