The former teacher, who beat Michael Weldon to win the 2011 title earlier this year, said that she has realised how much potential she really has as a result of her time in the amateur cooking competition.
Bracks told Sunday magazine: "The experience has made me more passionate about food. It's made me aware that I can do more than I think I can. You can get a bit lazy, because you think, 'Oh well, life's just plodding along'. Going on MasterChef pushed me way outside my comfort zone."
She revealed that since MasterChef, she has been working on plans to open a bed and breakfast in her hometown of Orange, saying: "It's been my dream for a long time."
Bracks's first published cookbook will be about desserts. "On the show I had a bit of a reputation as a dessert cook," she said. "If I've had a bad day, I come home and bake."
During MasterChef, Bracks caused controversy when she refused to refer to the Dalai Lama as "Your Holiness" because she is a Christian. She has now said that the media scrutiny did not worry her, saying: "It's reality TV; it's about who you are."
> 'MasterChef' winner Kate Bracks: 'I don't want to be a chef'
> 'MasterChef's Kate Bracks: 'I didn't mention God in my speech'
Watch the moment when Kate Bracks won MasterChef 2011 below: