As with many well known foods the modern versions that we know bear little resembelance to the original, and so it is with Bircher Muesli. The original actually used very little oats and was made with cream, whereas it is accepted that modern versions are made with yoghurt. Apart from the basics of oats, fruit and yoghurt you can pretty much improvise with Bircher Muesli and this is what I like about it.
I always make a large quantity of the basic mix and then I top it with whatever fruit I feel like each day. Nuts are optional but a very nice addition. The bowl of muesli keeps for several days in the fridge and couldn't make breakfast much easier to manage really.
3 tbs of slivered almonds
3 tbs of sunflower seeds
2 tbs of flax seeds
Cinnamon, to taste
2 tbs sultanas or other dried fruit (optional)