Bircher Muesli With California Dried Plums

Gold Medalist swimmer Natalie Coughlin starts her day with her easy and delicious take on the favorite Swiss whole-grain cereal Bircher Muesli. Just soak rolled and steel-cut oats, almonds, sunflower seeds, grated apple and California Dried Plums in apple and orange juice, and top with yogurt and fresh fruit to jumpstart your morning with a boost of long-lasting energy.

Recipes provided by California Dried Plums

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  • 1 cup coarsely grated unpeeled apple
  • 1/2 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup steel-cut oats
  • 1/2 cup chopped raw natural almonds
  • 1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 cup (about 3 oz) quartered California pitted dried plums
  • 1 1/2 cups apple juice
  • 1 orange juice
  • 1 orange zest
  • banana
  • yogurt
  • juice of 1 orange


In a large bowl, combine apple, rolled and steel-cut oats, almonds, sunflower seeds and dried plums.

Add apple juice, orange zest and orange juice; mix well.

Refrigerate, covered, overnight or up to 3 days. To serve, portion into bowls and top with bananas and yogurt.