Dairy-free Bircher muesli with rhubarb

Need some inspiration for tasty and healthy breakfasts-to-go? Try this dairy- and gluten-free recipe from Cuckoo


Dairy-free Bircher muesli with rhubarb

Cuckoo founders Lucy Wright and Anna Mackenzie wanted to create easy, delicious and healthy breakfast for people just like them – busy and adventurous. 

Lucy and Anna are old school friends with a passion for good food. Both of them tried Bircher muesli for the first time while on a trip in Switzerland. They instantly fell in love with the delicious mix of oats, yogurt and fruit and decided to bring it back home. 

Find Cuckoo muesli in Waitrose, Co-Op, Tesco and Ocado and try this recipe to make your own at home.

Dairy-free ginger and cinnamon Bircher muesli with poached rhubarb

1 heaped tablespoon flaked almonds

1 heaped tablespoon chopped brazil nuts

½ tablespoon sunflower seeds

½ tablespoon linseeds

½ tablespoon pumpkin seeds

1 cup gluten-free oats (often gluten free porridge oats can be quite fine, so try rolled varieties if you prefer more robust oats)

1 teaspoon cinnamon

¾ cup coconut yogurt

½ cup apple juice

½ cup almond milk

½ apple, finely grated

1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger

a generous squeeze of lemon

For the rhubarb

4 stalks of rhubarb

juice of and zest of 1 orange

pinch of ground ginger

1. Heat the oven to 160C. Spread the nuts and seeds across a baking tray and place in the oven for 5-8 minutes until lightly toasted. Allow to cool.

2. Combine your nuts, seeds, oats, cinnamon and yogurt in a large bowl and cover with your other liquids. Grate in the ginger and apple; we like to use the finer side of the grater for the apple as it gives a gentler flavour and texture. Finish with a generous squeeze of lemon and stir the ingredients together. Cover and store in the fridge for up to 3 days.

3. To make the poached rhubarb, slice the rhubarb stalks into roughly 1-inch long pieces, place in a shallow dish with the juice and zest of an orange and a pinch of ground ginger. Allow to simmer at low heat for roughly 10 minutes until soft.

4. Allow to cool and place in an air-tight container in the fridge, then use to top the Bircher muesli with a dollop of fruit before serving.

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