Not just for the hipsters or the super healthy Swiss, the bircher pot is well worth getting to know if you haven’t already. If I told you it was a cross between porridge and muesli, it may not float your boat. BUT if I told you that you prep the whole thing the night before and don’t even need to heat it up or add anything, you may just consider trying it.

At it’s simplest, it’s oats, and/or other grains and seeds, mixed with fruit and soaked overnight in milk, water or juice. You can then eat it as it is, or add any variations of fruit, nuts and yoghurts.

And whilst, yes, it does look picture perfect in a groovy jar…. you can also just stick it in a Tupperware and munch it on the move.

After much experimentation, here are my top three birchers Just mix up the ingredients to porridge like consistency and pop them in the fridge overnight. In the morning you can top them with additional fruit, nuts or yoghurt to your liking and enjoy. It could not be any easier.

 

Pear, Raspberry & Chocolate

Chocolate for breakfast. Enough said!

  • 1 grated pear,
  • Handful of rolled oats
  • Handful of raspberries (frozen work well as they retain their shape when mixing)
  • Squeeze of honey or agave
  • 2 Tbsp greek yoghurt
  • 2tsps cocoa powder
  • Glug of almond milk

For a little extra protein mix in a scoop of vanilla protein powder.

Peanut Butter and Banana

I could eat this flavour combination for every meal.

  • Large handful of rolled oats
  • Glug of almond milk
  • 2 tbsps Greek yoghurt
  • 1 banana, mashed
  • 1 tablespoon nut butter
  • Shake of cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla essence

For a little extra protein mix in a scoop of vanilla protein powder. 

 

Carrot Cake

Carrots? For breakfast? You bet – and it has a surprisingly good texture.

  • 1 Carrot
  • Handful of Pineapple chunks
  • 2 tbsp Raisins
  • Large handful of Rolled oats
  • Large sprinkle of seeds, flax or chia
  • Shake of cinnamon
  • Glug of almond milk
  • Glug of yoghurt

For a little extra protein mix in a scoop of vanilla protein powder.

Jamie’s Spiced Apple Oats

Jamie’s go to breakfast for early morning starts. Enjoy hot or cold.

  • 1 Cup of rolled oats
  • 1 Scoop of chocolate protein powder
  • 1 tsp Cinnamon
  • 1 tsp Nutmeg
  • 1 Cup of Almond milk

Mix those ingredients together before adding the following:

  • 1 tbsp Chia seeds
  • 1 Apple (chopped)

Or try frozen berries if you’re out of apples.

Leave in the fridge overnight and serve with a tbsp of nut butter.

Now it’s your turn. Try out one of our recipes above or make your own recipe up and give it a try.

Guest Food Blogger. Clair is a Mum of two with an obsession for cooking and an occasional interest in fitness. Clair is currently using her cooking powers as a force for good, rather than evil, and is working with Jamie to bring you some time-saving good-tasting feel-good recipes and kitchen tips to support your training.
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