Grated Apple Yogurt Bowl

Grated Apple Yogurt Bowl

Have you ever tried Bircher muesli? This grated apple yogurt bowl is my oat-less version of Bircher muesli, made with an apple, yogurt, almond butter and lots of cinnamon.  

It’s a great make-and-go breakfast or lunch and doesn’t require any soaking time like overnight oats, although you can make it the night before and pop it in the fridge overnight. 

This creation was inspired by many months of grating apples to determine the best ratios for homemade Bircher muesli.  I remember that light bulb moment back in 2015 when I was desperately trying to reinvent Pret a Manger’s Bircher muesli, realizing how much flavor, sweetness and texture grated apple brings to the table.  

Don’t let me lead you to believe I don’t like muesli. But, this grated apple bowl is a nice departure from the usual oatmeal-based bowl. 

Since it’s apple season, it’s a great time to stock up on your favorite apple. Did you know apples can be stored in the fridge for up to 8 weeks?  So, if you find them on sale, stock up!

This delicious grated apple yogurt bowl is full of good-for-you ingredients. Plus, I promise you, there won’t be many times of the day you won’t be craving this one.  

side view of grated apple bowl

A little about the ingredients…

Yogurt – Use what you love here, but definitely go for plain yogurt. You won’t believe how much sweetness comes from the apple.  I like whole-milk versions best since they’re so creamy. Greek works really well in this recipe, too, and ups the protein count big time.

Cinnamon – This will seem like too much to add, but this bowl can stand up to a hearty shake of cinnamon.

Apple – Grate the apple with a box grater, as close to the core as you can without slicing your knuckle off!  I like the sweet-tart varieties like pink lady or honeycrisp, but use whichever is your favorite. 

Almond butter –The combo of apple, cinnamon and almond butter really sings.  It’s best to use an unsweetened variety for this as well, because you really won’t miss the sugar!

Grated Apple Yogurt Bowl

Delcious, quick & easy breakfast full of good-for-you ingredients.
Prep Time5 mins
Total Time5 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: almond butter, almond butter bowl, apple bowl, apple breakfast, healthy breakfast, healthy snack, yogurt bowl
Servings: 1


  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 tbsp almond butter unsweetened
  • 1 medium apple grated
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon or to taste


  • Add first three ingredients to a bowl, and mix until desired. Top with generous shake of cinnamon (about 1/2 teaspoon). Sprinkle on additional toppings, if desired.


Optional toppings:
1 T toasted walnuts or pecan, toasted

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