Make this golden milk bircher, then check out bircher muesli, overnight oats and more vegan breakfast recipes. Also read our guide on what are chia seeds for advice on where to buy this ingredient online for the bircher.

You can replace the ground turmeric with 1 tsp of finely grated fresh turmeric – wear gloves when preparing to avoid staining your fingers.


  • 100g porridge oats
  • 40g chia seeds
  • 1 tbsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp ground ginger
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp ground cardamom
  • 400ml nut milk (we used almond)
  • 60g dairy-free coconut yogurt plus extra to serve
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup plus extra to drizzle
  • 2 Golden Delicious apples, 1 cored and grated with the peel left on, 1 cut into batons
  • 10g toasted coconut flakes
  • 2 tbsp pomegranate seeds (optional)


  • STEP 1

    Combine the oats, chia seeds and spices in a large bowl. Stir in the milk, yogurt, grated apple and maple syrup, and leave for at least 1 hr or overnight.

  • STEP 2

    Serve topped with extra yogurt, a scattering of coconut flakes, the apple batons, a drizzle of maple syrup and some pomegranate seeds, if you like.

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