Chai Infused Bircher


  • 9 cardamom pods, bruised
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • 5 whole cloves
  • 1 tsp black peppercorns
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 500g Carman's Natural Bircher Muesli
  • 1kg natural yoghurt
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, grated
  • to taste, honey
  • 50g brown sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 tbsp hot water
  • 2 bananas, peeled & sliced
  • 1 cup pecans
  • 50g butter


  • Preparation time: 20 mins
  • Cooking time: 10 mins
  • Serves: 11
  1. Place cardamom pods, cinnamon stick, cloves, black peppercorns and water in a saucepan and bring to the boil.
  2. Reduce heat to low and simmer slowly for 5-8 minutes or until flavours develop.
  3. Stir milk and honey through and set aside to cool.
  4. Combine Natural Bircher Muesli and remaining ingredients together in a large bowl.
  5. Pour in the chai infused milk and stir to combine.
  6. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
  7. To make the caramelised bananas & pecans, heat the brown sugar, vanilla essence and hot water in a pan until it forms a thick caramel.
  8. Add the banana and pecans to the pan and shake to coat.
  9. Add the butter to the banana and pecan mixture and heat for a further 2 mins.
  10. Top the chai infused bircher with the caramelised bananas and pecans.


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