Thursday, 5 March 2015

Quinoa Bircher Muesli

A girl can't live on croissants alone.

Quinoa Bircher Muesli
slightly adapted from here
Serves 4 - 6

200g (1 cup) white quinoa
500ml (2 cups) water
85g (1/2 cup) sultanas (golden raisins)
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
60ml (1/4 cup) freshly squeezed orange juice
250g (1 cup) thick Greek yoghurt, plus extra for serving
2 apples, coarsely grated
2 tablespoon honey, plus extra for serving
Fresh blueberries for serving
2 tablespoons chopped pistachios for serving

Tip the quinoa into a strainer and rinse in cold water. Put it into a medium saucepan and add the 500ml water. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, reduce to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes, uncovered.

Add the sultanas and cinnamon, cover the pan with a lid and simmer for a further 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.

Add the orange juice, yoghurt and apples and stir.

Spoon into bowls, top with extra dollops of yoghurt, a handful of blueberries, a drizzle of honey and  sprinkling of chopped pistachios.



  1. This looks like my kind of breakfast. I have a bit of quinoa in the freezer I might have to have a play to see if I can recreate this using the microwave :)

  2. Breakfast perfection. I imagine this would last a few days in the fridge too. Perfect for post-run work breakfasts to go. A girl may want to live on croissants, but there's always delicious quinoa too :)

  3. This is fabulous. What a great start to the day. I do love the addition of the sultanas and cinnamon and how they're added to the quinoa while still cooking xx