Bircher Porridge is not only a firm favourite with all of the On the Rivet crew, but it goes down amazingly well with our guests - so much so, that virtually everyone always asks for the recipe so that they can add it to their breakfast options at home...

Therefore we thought we'd best share the recipe, which you can find below. And below that you'll also find the reasons as to why Bircher Porridge is just so good for you!

That's tomorrow's breakfast sorted then! Enjoy...



Here's a couple of bowls of Bircher Porridge we recently knocked up...

Benefits of eating Bircher Porridge


We love oats here at On the Rivet and we'll use them whenever we can.  Oats provide slow release energy which is fantastic before a ride and they help keep you fuller for longer.

Other benefits:

  • They contain an amazing amount of fibre which helps to keep your digestive system working more efficiently.
  • One of the fibres found within oats is called beta-glucan, which has been shown to lower cholesterol levels, reduce the risk of high blood pressure and heart attacks and enhance the immune system’s response to bacterial infection.
  • Provide a rich source of selenium, which is vital for DNA repair, as well as being associated with a reduced risk of cancer, especially colon cancer.
  • Great source of magnesium, which is essential for enabling over three hundred different enzyme functions around the body, including the secretion of insulin and glucose.



We love dates and always include them on the OTR breakfast table, and often in our homemade flapjacks which we serve on the roll at one of our lunchtime stops. As well as being super yummy, dates have many benefits.

  • We offer them to our riders as they are one of the best ingredients for muscle development and are high in natural sugars so provide an immediate burst of energy.  
  • Dates are rich in several vitamins, minerals and fibre too. These delicious fruits contain oil, calcium, sulphur, iron, potassium, phosphorous, manganese, copper and magnesium which are all beneficial for health.
  • Some health specialists have said that eating one date per day is necessary for a balanced and healthy diet.



Apples contain masses of antioxidants most of which are contained in the peel. We always include the apple peel in our Bircher Porridge for this reason.

The antioxidants contained within them include catechin, procyanidins, chlorogenic acid, ploridizin and more, all of which are an essential part of optimal health and prevention of disease.


There you have it. Hopefully you can now see just how amazing Bircher Porridge is!

If it is not already a part of your diet, then be sure to give our recipe a go. And we'd love to see some snaps of your creations! Simply share your photos with us in the social world (our accounts are below).


Debs & Jim