Maximilian Bircher-Benner, Swiss doctor and nutritionist, opened a sanatorium in Zurich, to heal the sick through healthy eating. His ideas would influence nutrition for decades and give rise to an icon of Switzerland - muesli or bircher muesli, as a way of getting more raw fruit into his patients diets.
It's my feeling that bircher muesli is the perfect way to start the day, or a good way to see off the 'mid-morning munchies', or an anytime of day snack, especially at the height of the apple (or nectarine) season.
The original recipe used rolled oats and the oats must be soaked before use - traditionally overnight. Grated apple with skin on, almonds and condense milk are also a part of the original recipe, but I would leave that condense milk sweetness out and replace it with dairy milk or your choice of milk. Muesli wouldn't be muesli without some form of dairy, think of all that lovely Swiss milk!
There are many versions of the recipe and finding one that you like is reason to experiment.
Here is this image recipe ( I alternate and change ingredients each time)
Prep time 10 mins (excludes soaking)
2 cups rolled oats
Juice of 3 oranges
1/4 cup shredded coconut
1/8 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup dried cherries (unsulphured)
1/4 cup pistachio nuts or your choice - slivered almonds good
1/2 cup coconut water
1/2 tsp of cinnamon powder
3-4 drops doTERRA Wild Orange Essential Oil for flavour intensity (optional)
Fruit of your choice
Full-cream Milk (the fat is good for your brain- provides energy and good concentration!)