5 ways to use Australian Native Fruits!

This month at Warndu, we're bursting with excitement as we dive headfirst into a celebration of Australian Native Fruits! Get ready to infuse your life with a delightful burst of First Nations flavour as we share five fantastic ways to incorporate these indigenous treasures into your culinary adventures.

1. Up your cocktail and mocktail game with Australian Native Fruits inspiration!

Quench your thirst and elevate your beverage game by adding Australian Native Fruits to your drinks, cocktails, and mocktails. Whether it's the refreshing taste of Finger Lime in your spritz, or or a zesty tang of Desert Lime in your favorite Banks non-alcoholic mocktail, these unique flavors will transport your taste buds to a whole new dimension.

Warndu Australian Native Food | Australian Native Fruits in drinks

We've got you covered for all kinds of recipes, and don't forget - you can rehydrate our freeze-dried fruits in your drink! Our favourite....adding some Riberries or Muntries to your Gin & Tonic for a unique native flavour!

Try our drink recipes:

2. Spice up your oats with some unique flavours

Embrace the cozy vibes of winter by spicing up your morning porridge. Try adding a sprinkle of Davidson Plum powder or a dollop of Rosella Jam to your bowl of warm oats. The tangy and aromatic essence of these native fruits will transform your breakfast routine into a deliciously comforting experience.

Warndu First Nations Food | Recipe for Rosella Jam

We're feeling the cold this winter so Rebecca has created this tasty oats recipe to keep you warm and snug...

Aussie Winter Porridge

This winter porridge is not just delicious it’s also jam packed with antioxidants and vitamin C perfect to keep the nasty winter bugs at bay.

Serves 2 - 4


  • 150g of porridge oats
  • 600ml - 1/2 milk and 1/2 pouring cream (just milk if you prefer and any milk is fine)
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • Pinch salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Strawberry Gum powder (optional)
  • 1/8 cup Muntries
  • 1/8 cup Riberries
  • 1/8 cup Quandong kibble


While you make the porridge you can rehydrate the fruits (Muntries, Riberries and Quandong) in some water or orange juice in a small bowl, just covering the fruit in liquid.

In a small saucepan over a medium heat bring the oats and milk to a simmer. Stir in the Strawberry Gum powder, salt and maple syrup. Simmer on low for five to six minutes or until cooked to your likening.

Strain, sprinkle with the fruits and devour!!

3. Add some fun to your daily water intake

Stay hydrated in style by infusing your water bottle with the essence of Australian Native Fruits. Drop a few dehydrated muntries or flowers of native rosella into your water and let their natural flavors gently infuse, giving your hydration routine a delightful twist.

Warndu Australian Native Food | Lilly Pilly Cordial

These chips and berries will make your water taste amazing, and they look great too!

4. Substitute your everyday sweet ingredients for something a whole lot extra!

Discover the art of substituting everyday sweet ingredients with their native counterparts. Swap traditional sugar for the subtle sweetness of bush honey or experiment with using Kakadu Plum as a natural alternative to your usual sweeteners. These swaps not only enhance the flavors of your dishes but also provide a deeper connection to the First Nations heritage.

Warndu Australian Native Food | Walaja Bush Honey

And if you can't get fresh ingredients, read about What to do when you can't get fresh Australian Native's to learn how to substitue.

5. Add some First Nations flavour to your savoury recipes

Unleash the full potential of Australian Native Fruits by incorporating them into your savoury dishes. From adding a touch of Lemon Aspen to your seafood marinade to infusing your stir-fries with the earthy notes of Wattleseed, these native treasures will infuse your culinary creations with a truly authentic First Nations flavour.

Try our delicious Poached Barramundi recipe that infuses an array of aromatic native ingredients - part of the award-winning First Nations Food Companion.

Warndu Australian Native Food | Poached Barramundi Recipe

Let's embrace their vibrant colours, unique flavours, and cultural significance of Australian Native Fruits.

We invite you to explore, experiment, and savour the wonders of these extraordinary ingredients with us by adding a little bit of Australia's backyard to your pantry. Shop the Australian Native Fruits collection today and get experimenting with First Nations food!