Breakfast/Brunch, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Lightened Up, Low Sugar, Meal Prep, One Pot Dish, Vegan, Vegetarian

The Best Burcha (aka Superfood Muesli)

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I’ve been itching to make this for a long time, and finally bit the bullet and found all these nuts and seeds. I gravitate toward overnight oats in the summer and for clinical days because it’s so easy to make when you have an early morning. Loni Jane’s version did not disappoint; her all nuts and seed take on bircher muesli is a refreshing break from oatmeal. I enjoy my grain-free porridge, but this is much chewier, crunchy and all-around nutty. I swapped sultana (dried grapes), mango and cacao nibs for dried cranberries, since that’s what I had. If you treat this like overnight oats or granola, this is definitely up your alley. I hesitate to use “superfoods,” but Burcha (A Nuts & Seed Bircher Muesli) is really just full of whole foods and nuts, healthy fats and lots of fiber. This kept me full all morning at clinical with that satisfied-that-I-didn’t-overeat feeling. Literally count down the hours that I can have this for breakfast again!

Ingredients (makes 4 c; serves 8+).

  • 1/4 c ground flaxseed
  • 1/4 c gluten-free oats
  • 1/2 c raw sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 c raw pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 c shredded coconut
  • 1/2 c hemp seeds
  • 1/2 c brown sesame seeds
  • 1/2 c chia seeds
  • 1/2 c unsweetened dried cranberries

Directions.

  1. Combine all ingredients in a jar and mix well.
  2. Store in the pantry or freezer.
  3. Enjoy!

To Use.

  1. Toppings: add in place of granola to top oatmeal, overnight oats, yogurt or smoothies.
  2. Overnight Oats: soak 1/2 c of burcha mix like you would overnight oats in 1/2+ c almond milk or milk of choice with 1/8 c of yogurt.
    • For a less “seedy” option, try 1/4 c oats to 1/4 c burcha with milk of choice and 1/8 c of yogurt for added creaminess.
  3. Add-In: I’ve also enjoyed mixing in 1 T of burcha into oats, yogurt, etc. like I would with chia or hemp.

Adapted from Loni Jane’s “Flat Tummy Superfood Burcha Mix” on Feel the Lean.


Nutrition for 1/2 c.
329 calories  •  22. g fat (54%)  •  29.2 g carbs (32%)  •  13.2 g protein (14%)  •  14.9 g fiber  •  7.4 g sugar
* These are estimates based off specific products I used and how I entered ingredients in a fitness tracker. This is completely subjective and used to give a rough nutritional estimate.

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