Vegan Coconut & Ginger Bircher {Sugar free}

By August 23, 2014 breakfast, healthy, recipe series, recipes, vegan, weekday breakfasts

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!

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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 🙂

Don’t forget to hashtag #cookwiththemacadames when making our recipes. We love to see how your went and get a peek at your kitchen table.

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.

Bon appétit!

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For another healthy breakfast, try my quinoa porridge.

Quinoa porridge with milled linseed | The Macadames

Or my creamy cinnamon & banana porridge.

Recipe - Creamy cinnamon & banana porridge | The Macadame

Anisa – The Macadames. xx

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  • Reply Kelly - Life Made Sweeter August 25, 2014 at 5:33 pm

    This looks awesome! I am a huge fan of overnight oats and bircher. I love the sound of the coconut, ginger and apples together – it sounds amazing!

    • Reply Anisa August 25, 2014 at 5:57 pm

      Oh it was sooo good love!I absolutely love the ginger. Mmmmmmm…
      Thanks for stopping by! Let me know if you try this recipe & don’t forget to hashtag us at #cookwiththemacadames xx

  • Reply Kat August 29, 2014 at 8:42 am

    Oh man, I love Bircher! Literally just ate some. What does the ginger add to it? I also put hazelnuts and almonds in mine and am prone to some frozen berries.

  • Reply Anisa August 29, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    Mmmmm hazlenuts is a good idea! Ginger just adds a nice kick & is also good for you!! Miss you. Xx

  • Reply Tegan August 30, 2014 at 8:05 pm

    I make a very similar bircher with oats, chia seeds, almond milk and shredded coconut – simple but really delicious. I will have to try the ginger, might do it tomorrow! x

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