Bircher Muesli + Kitchen IQ & Stonyfield Giveaway {CLOSED}

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This post was created in partnership with Stonyfield and Kitchen IQ. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.

Let’s start the week out on a healthy note, shall we? Not because we ate way too much rich, decadent food for Italian Foodpalooza Christmas dinner or anything. Nope.

But perhaps we should lighten things up a bit. Which is where my first foray into muesli began.

Bircher Muesli

To make this particular muesli, you mix oats, milk, apple juice and lemon juice together and stash it away in the fridge overnight. Then in the morning, you stir in grated apple, yogurt, honey and cinnamon and top with an assortment of fresh and dried fruit and nuts.

The results are delicious! You can use whatever combination you like on top. I served ours up on a big cutting board with dried cranberries, coconut flakes, chopped hazelnuts, fresh strawberries and raisins. My family really enjoyed it – my toddler especially liked picking and choosing what he was going to add on top (and how much of each item).

Bircher Muesli

I was pleasantly surprised with how much brightness the lemon juice added to the dish. I wasn’t expecting to love that, but it was very nice. For the apple, I used a ginger crisp (a new favorite!) and grated is using Kitchen IQ’s V-etched Container Grater.

This is a new addition to my kitchen, and I’m really digging it! It’s a nice alternative to the standard box grater – it has 3 different grater blades and one slicer blade that you can attach to the container to grate and slice ingredients easily. I particularly like that it’s horizontal (versus the standard upright box grater), because I feel like I have a little more control with items while I’m grating them. It has a non-slip base, so it stays in place on the counter/cutting board, and there are measurements along the edges of the container.

I’ve used it a few times now, and it was awesome for grating loads of cheeses and slicing potatoes. One word of warning when using the slicing blade though – be careful! It’s similar to a mandoline but it doesn’t have a hand guard, so you have to proceed with caution to prevent any potential injuries. Those blades are sharp!

Bircher Muesli + Kitchen IQ & Stonyfield Giveaway

All in all, this was a great breakfast. I think that it would be great to do this for a weekday morning breakfast, but do all of the ingredient prep the night before (chop up all the fruits/nuts and go ahead and add the grated apple in with the oats, milk and juices) to make the hands-on time a lot shorter the following morning. I’ll definitely be making this one again!

Bircher Muesli

Serves 4-6

Bircher Muesli

A healthy and delicious breakfast that can be made the night before. The topping combinations are endless!


2 cups/150g rolled or quick oats*
1 3/4 cups/420ml milk
1/4 cup/60ml apple juice
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 apple, cored and grated with the peel
1-2 tablespoons honey
1 1/2 cups/375g plain yogurt
A dash of cinnamon (optional)
Toppings : your favorite fresh and/or dried fruit, nuts, toasted coconut, etc.


  1. Combine oats, milk, apple juice and lemon juice and let sit overnight in the refrigerator.
  2. In the morning add the grated apple, honey (to taste), yogurt, and cinnamon, if desired, and mix well.
  3. Top with your favorite fruits and nuts.


Recipe by My Little Gourmet

*Optional: use Gluten Free

Want to win your very own Kitchen IQ V-etched Container Grater plus an assortment of Stonyfield coupons? To enter to win, leave a comment below telling me what item you grate most frequently in your kitchen. The contest will close on Friday, January 9, 2014 at 12 noon (Eastern Standard Time). One winner will be chosen via and will be contacted via email to get mailing information. U.S. residents only. Good luck, everyone!

UPDATE – The winner has been selected via – CONGRATS to Rana!

  • Amy (Savory Moments)

    I love breakfasts like this – we make all sorts of oats with all kinds of toppings. Is it sad that the thing I grate the most is probably cheese…..? 🙂

  • I use my grater for cheese mostly. I buy all my cheese in chunks and we love cheese – so it seems I am always grating:) But, I also use it for carrots, apples, onions….

  • This sounds absolutely amazing, Ashley! I love that it could be great for breakfast or a snack, and oh my gosh, that grater with a box under it? Awesomesauce!

  • Christine from Cook the Story

    What an awesome recipe! The health factor is off the charts!

  • Dandi D

    I grate cheese the most, but also potatoes and carrots pretty often.

  • igggie

    looks great something i can really use,

  • Holly E

    I would grate lemons for salsa and guacamole.

  • lemons and limes. LOTS of cheeses. lol

  • courtney_mutteringsandmusings

    Cheese. Always the cheese. 🙂 Citrus zests and sliced veggies also come to mind.

  • Itzia

    I grate cheese the most

  • Becca Ferguson

    I grate cheese or lemon zest the most.

  • Rana Jeree

    I grate mostly lemons ! Thanks so much for the giveaway

    • Congrats, Rana! You’ve been selected as the winner. I’ll be emailing you shortly for mailing info so your prize pack can be sent. Enjoy!

      • Rana Jeree

        Thanks love it

  • Sandra Meaders

    I grate cheese and sometimes lemons.

  • MommaDarby

    I grate cheese the most! We love cheese! 🙂

  • Cindy Aiton

    I grate cheese most often. Thank you so much for the giveaway!


  • Danielle

    we grate a lot of cheese in our house!

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  • Vera K

    The thing we grate most often is definitely cheese.

  • cezovski

    I grate lemon zest most often.

  • Laura

    i grate cheese most often