Winter Bircher Muesli

Preparation 10 minutes (plus overnight) | Serves 4



  • 2 cups organic rolled oats (eg Willowvale Organics)
  • ¼ cup good quality sultanas
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 1 cup water or combination of water and fresh apple juice
  • 2 granny smith apples
  • Plain yoghurt (eg Barambah Organics)
  • Runny honey to taste
  • Fresh or poached fruit – try bananas, poached quinces or rhubarb



  1. Mix the oats, sultanas, lemon juice and water or apple juice and water together cover and soak overnight in fridge.

    If making that morning add warm or hot water to oats to speed up soaking time.

  2. Before breakfast add freshly grated apple to the oats, along with the yoghurt and honey. Keep the mixture quite wet.

  3. Divide between 4 bowls and top with the fresh or poached fruit.

  • WHAT’S IN SEASON | FRUIT: APPLES All new season. Great range. BANANAS Good value. BERRIES Vic Strawberries eating well. Raspberries good value. CITRUS Limes good value. Aussie grapefruit and pomelo in season. Imperial mandarins are eating better this week. EXOTIC Quinces have started. Peak season for soft and firm persimmon. Custard Apples in season. GRAPES Still good eating Aussie grapes. MELONS Watermelon good value and eating well. NUTS New season walnuts and chestnuts. PAPAYA Excellent eating. PEARS All new season. Try Papple a pear that looks like an apple with a lovely peachy blush. POMEGRANATES In season. STONEFRUIT Plums the pick. All other stonefruit very late in the season. VEGETABLES: ASPARAGUS Imported only. AVOCADOS New season QLD Hass have really kicked off. BEANS Brussel sprouts the pick. Rounds still scarce. Snowpeas and sugar snap pea slightly better value. CELERIAC Very scarce. GARLIC Tassie garlic in season. GOOD VALUE Cauliflower and eggplant. POTATOES & PUMPKIN Washed Dutch Creams in season. New variety of Kabocha pumpkin. SILVERBEET, CAVOLO NERO & KALE Great bunches. TOMATOES Roma’s better value. FLOWERS Double elite tulips, tulips and short roses the picks.