It's something that is very easy to do at home and you can prepare enough to see you through the week, or a few days depending on how badly addicted you become to this delightful way to start the day.
2 cups unstabilised rolled oats (unstabilised oats result in a more creamy finish)
100g sliced prunes
100g sliced dried apricots (I love the taste of those plump Turkish apricots)
50g sunflower seeds
1½ cups fruit juice
1 cup milk
1 apple, shredded
25g flaked coconut, toasted
25g toasted hazelnuts, chopped
In a container, add the oats, dried fruit and seeds, stir to mix through. Then add the juice and milk and stir, making sure the oats soak up the liquid. Seal and place in the fridge overnight.
Next morning, take a portion of the mix and place in a breakfast bowl (return the remainder to the fridge), add the shredded apple, toasted flaked coconut and hazelnuts and ½ cup yoghurt and mix thoroughly.
You should get about 6 servings of bircher from the original mix - of course feel free to substitute the fruits for your favourites and adjust the levels of yoghurt to suit your particular palette. This mix has a nice sweetness from the dried apricots and I love the different textures of the nuts - I like having that "crunch" in my bircher.