5 Healthy Breakfast Birchers (that are ready in 5 minutes!)

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These delicious vegan breakfast birchers use simple, wholesome ingredients to give you a nutritious and filling breakfast that’s ready in just 5 minutes – no cooking or overnight soaking required.

Traditionally bircher muesli and overnight oats are made with rolled oats that are soaked for several hours or overnight, however I’m never that organised! I’ve created these ‘quick birchers’ that can be enjoyed fresh as soon as they are made.

I love a bircher for breakfast, especially in summer – not only are they delicious but they kick start your day on the right note, providing a easy healthy breakfast that you can feel good about and that will keep you full until lunchtime.

Looking for healthy breakfast ideas for work? These birchers are perfect for that! You can pack them in your lunchbox and enjoy them when you get to the office. They’re also a great idea for a healthy breakfast on the go as you can pop them in a jar or tupperware and enjoy them on the train or bus. I hope you enjoy these recipes as much as I do!

Quick links:

Apple Pie Bircher

Try this Apple Pie Bircher for a dessert-themed breakfast with tangy green apple, cinnamon, raisins and toasted pecans. Yum!

Blueberry Muffin Bircher

Blueberry Muffin Bircher? Yes please! This quick bircher features a layer of blueberry puree, fresh blueberries, toasted flaked almonds and maple syrup.

Carrot Cake Bircher

This Carrot Cake Bircher has all of the flavours of a classic carrot cake with finely grated carrot, cinnamon, maple, walnuts and toasted coconut. Healthy, nutritious and ready in 5 minutes.

Two glass jars filled with creamy vegan bircher topped with grated carrot, walnuts and toasted coconut flakes

Chocolate Peanut Butter Bircher

This Chocolate Peanut Butter Bircher has a delicious chocolate oat base, fresh banana, a generous drizzle of smooth peanut butter and a sprinkling of dark chocolate chips. A quick, healthy and wholesome breakfast that tastes just a little bit naughty!

Two glass dishes overflowing with creamy chocolate peanut bircher topped with fresh banana, chocolate chips and a peanut butter drizzle

Mango Colada Bircher

This tropical and fruity Mango Colada Bircher has a beautifully fresh flavour with a layer of mango puree and diced fresh mango to top along with toasted coconut flakes and maple syrup. Ready to eat in just 5 minutes!

Two glass dishes of creamy bircher with a layer of fresh mango puree, topped with fresh mango chunks, toasted coconut and maple syrup

Why you’ll love these healthy breakfast birchers

Easy to make and minimal prep. There is very little prep involved in making these birchers, for most it’s as simple as adding the ingredients to a bowl, mixing it together and sprinkling over some delicious toppings.

Ready to eat in 5 minutes. Unlike traditional bircher and overnight oat recipes, these ‘quick birchers’ were created to be eaten fresh. They use porridge or quick oats so you get a softer, creamier texture without the need for soaking or cooking.

Wholesome and nutritious. These birchers use simple, all natural ingredients including oats, fruits, nuts and creamy natural coconut yoghurt. Oats are incredibly healthy and a great source of many important vitamins and minerals as well as fibre which, along with the healthy fats in the yoghurt, helps to make them a filling and nutritious breakfast (source).

Two glass jars filled with creamy vegan bircher topped with grated carrot, walnuts and toasted coconut flakes

Top tips for making these healthy breakfast birchers

  1. Recommended ingredients: It’s important to use a fine variety of oats rather than rolled or steel-cut due to the fact you won’t be leaving them to soak (otherwise the oats will be too chewy).

  2. Substituting ingredients: Other than the oats, most of the other ingredients in these recipes can be substituted to suit your taste preferences and customise your bircher – for example swapping the coconut yoghurt for unsweetened soya yoghurt, using a different variety of nut or changing the maple syrup for a different liquid sweetener of your choice.

  3. Doubling the recipe: If you’d like a larger portion or intend to make breakfast for 2 people, all of these recipes can be easily doubled.

  4. Serving: This recipe is designed to be be eaten straight away and will be at its best when it has been freshly made. If you do decide to leave it for an hour or two you will likely need to add more yoghurt or a dash of dairy free milk as the mixture will have thickened so bear this in mind if you’re taking the bircher to work.

Two glass dishes overflowing with creamy chocolate peanut bircher topped with fresh banana, chocolate chips and a peanut butter drizzle

I hope you LOVE these recipes! Share them with someone you think will love them and don’t forget to tag @aveganvisit on social media when you try them out – I absolutely love seeing your re-creations! Enjoy 🙂 x

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Hi, I’m Tara! I’m taking you on a trip around the world in vegan cuisine and bringing the world’s most delicious dishes to your kitchen.