Best Ever Bircher

I’m a massive fan of breakfast – so much so that I would never, ever contemplate leaving the house with out it. It kick-starts the metabolism, gives the body much-needed fuel for the day ahead and makes you feel alive!

The practice of eating ‘breakfast like a king’ is certainly well exercised in our house – hubby and I always sit down together over the kitchen table and serve ourselves a generous serving of wholesome, inviting food to really get us going. In fact, our morning meal is arguably the biggest of our day – and as we feel so good and so nourished after it – it proves that for us, front-ending the day with the majority of our calories is a great idea!

A healthy breakfast will help set the precedent for healthy eating throughout the rest of the day and last week I discovered the perfect power-house to get me up and running.

I call it the ‘best ever’ breakfast I’ve had, as I can’t quite believe how simple it is to make, how delicious it is to eat and how satisfying it is at filling me up. What’s more, it’s packed with flavour – and more importantly – oozing with nutrients, vitamins and good stuff. You can make it dairy free (like I did) by replacing cows milk with soya, oat or nut milks, and by using dairy-free yoghurt.

Best Ever Bircher







Best Ever Bircher – serves one

50g jumbo oats

50ml milk (I used soya as a dairy-free alternative)

100ml full fat yoghurt (I used soya yoghurt)

75g prunes, pitted and chopped (preferably organic, although tinned prunes are fine if you prefer these)

Pinch cinnamon


Here’s what you do:

The night before, mix together the oats, milk, yoghurt, prunes and cinnamon. Cover and pop in the fridge over night.

The next day, give the mixture a good stir and add a little extra milk if you feel it’s a too thick. Transfer to a pretty bowl and top with chopped banana. Devour hungrily at the kitchen table alongside a cup of your favourite tea!


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