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.

  • Fruit Berries: Raspberries and blackberries good value. Strawberries tightening up. Cherries: Available.  Citrus: Limes still very scarce. Lemons scarce but good quality. Qld fruit starting next week. Fingerlimes available. Navels ending rapidly but nice sweet Valencias have started. Grapes: Aussie Flames in season. Lychees: Season has started. Mangoes: Good range and eating KP’s our pick. Melons: Watermelons eating well. Try new orange candy melon (rock and honeydew cross). Rockmelon scarce.  Pines: Eating really well.  Stone fruit: Yellow and white peaches and nectarines in season. Apricots in season and eating well. Yellow nectarines our pick.  Vegetables  Asparagus: Still good. Avocados: Local NSW Fruit and WA fruit in season. Reid Avocados in season.  Beans & Peas: Try purple flat beans. Round beans still waiting for new region season to kick off.  Cucumbers: All really good value including apple, tele and Lebanese.   English spinach: Nice bunches.  Garlic: Aussie garlic in season. Potatoes & Pumpkin: Washed Nicolas our pick. Tomatoes: Great value and range of cherry tomatoes. Zucchini & Cauliflower: Good value. Flowers Great value peonies this week literally one or two weeks of the year in which peonies are really affordable so don’t miss out.  Also Chincheree and Arabs eye such a long lasting flower!