This vegan coconut & ginger bircher is the best way to start the day. Packed full of nutrients and so tasty you’ll think it’s straight from your favourite cafe!
On this trip I think breakfast is my favourite meal of the day.
It’s always nice to potter around the van of a morning planning our day, tucking into our brekky and sipping coffee.
Because we don’t have a lot of time before we have to be out of campsites and I am a dreadful sleeper-inner, I’ve tried to find recipes that are easy to prepare in the morning and don’t take a lot of cooking.
Bircher is such a great breakfast option because you can prepare it the night before and all you need to do when you’re dreary eyed is pop it into a bowl and top it with some goodies.
I have read up a lot about oats over the years and through my research have found them to be a great and healthy source of energy and nutrients.
They gain part of their distinctive flavor from the roasting process that they undergo after being harvested and cleaned. Although oats are then hulled, this process does not strip away their bran and germ allowing them to retain a concentrated source of their fiber and nutrients.
Several nutritionists claim that they also reduce cholesterol and the risk of cardiovascular disease. Although all these things are important, I think they just taste so good!
This recipe is so easy and you flexible, so feel free to add or delete any ingredients you like. In mine i’ve used a nob of ginger to give it a spicy kick and I love how it goes with the sweetness of the grated apple, but feel free to leave it out.
The measurements make around 2-4 breakfasts depending on how hungry you are but feel free to double it and it should feed you for the week.
You’ll love this recipe because you can make it in advance meaning you can have a wee sleep in 🙂
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What you need:
- Medium tupperware container
Ingredients (makes 3 serves):
- 1 cup rolled oats
- 1/4 cup raisins
- 1/4 cup desiccated coconut
- 1 tablespoon flax seeds
- 1 tablespoon milled linseed, try these.
- Cinnamon to taste
- Splash of vanilla
- 1 apple, peeled & grated
- 1 nob ginger, grated
- 1 1/2 cups organic apple juice
1. Place the oats, raisins, coconut, flax seeds, milled linseed and cinnamon into the tupperware container & mix through.
2. Add the vanilla essence, grated apple & ginger and apple juice and mix through until the juice covers the oat mixture.
3. Pop into the fridge to soak overnight.
4. Serve with anything you like, I went for chopped walnuts & dates.
Storage: in an airtight container in the fridge for a few days.
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For another healthy breakfast, try my quinoa porridge.
Or my creamy cinnamon & banana porridge.
Anisa – The Macadames. xx
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