The weekday standard breakfast at the Kitchen Playground is a simple little concoction. I throw everything together in the evening, pop it in the fridge overnight and then just dish it out in the morning. If I’m being fancy schmancy, I put the fresh fruit on in the morning so it looks prettier and I might even drizzle a little honey or maple syrup on top. But that would never happen on a work or school day.

Bircher Muesli
3 cups rolled oats, NOT instant
1/2 cup craisins
1/4 cup chopped nuts (walnuts, slivered almonds, cashews or macadamias are our regulars)
1 apple or 1 pear grated (this gets left out if I’ve run out of fruit or time)
1 cup apple and blackcurrant juice
1 1/2 cups milk
1 cup yoghurt (sometimes Greek, sometimes flavoured)
1 cup chopped strawberries or mixed berries or halved red seedless grapes to serve
Puku Kapai to serve

  1. In a large bowl, combine oats, craisins, nuts, apple or pear, juice, milk and yoghurt. Stir through.
  2. Throw serving fruit on top
  3. Put in fridge
  4. Serve into individual bowls and sprinkle puku kapai on top