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. 

Love, Peppa.