DIY Oaty Fruity Cereal

  • prep time10 min
  • total time 10 min
  • serves 12
Jamie Oliver
Jamie Oliver

Eating a tasty, nutritious breakfast is a great way to help kick-start your day the best way you can. Make a big batch of healthy cereal, then store it in an airtight container for up to four weeks. I’ve given you two great ways to serve it here, but feel free to come up with your own ideas.

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Directions for: DIY Oaty Fruity Cereal



⅔ cup dried fruit, such as golden raisins, raisins, dried apricots

¾ cup mixed unsalted nuts, such as almonds, hazelnuts, walnuts

⅓ cup mixed seeds, such as pumpkin, sunflower, sesame, poppy

4 cups quick-cooking oats (not instant)

milk or plain yogurt, to serve

1 tsp ground cinnamon (optional)

Bircher Muesli (Serves 4)

2 cups DIY oaty fruity cereal

1 apple

roughly 400ml milk



1. To make the cereal: Roughly chop any larger dried fruit and nuts, then place into a large bowl along with the seeds, oats and cinnamon (if using). Tip into an airtight container.

2. To serve the cereal: Place a handful of cereal (roughly 1⁄2 cup) per person to your serving bowls. Add milk or plain yogurt and chopped fresh fruit, if you like, then serve.

Bircher Muesli (Serves 4)

1. Add 2 cups of cereal to a large bowl.

2. Place a box grater on a board, then coarsely grate the apple, discarding the core. Add it to your oaty cereal.

3. Pour over enough milk to cover, then mix well.

4. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap, then put in the refrigerator to soak overnight.

5. When you’re ready to eat, give the bircher a good stir, divide between your bowls, then serve with chopped fresh fruit, if you like.

Tips and Substitutions

Equipment: Measuring cups, cutting board, knife, large mixing bowl, wooden spoon, airtight container. Optional: box grater, plastic wrap, measuring spoons. 

Source and Credits

Recipe © Jamie Oliver. Photo © James Lynsay

See more: Breakfast, Fruit, Healthy, Nuts, Yogurt

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