Hot Oat & Quinoa Cereal

Memphis may be experiencing highs in the 80s and lows only in the 60s, but that doesn’t stop me from craving a warm breakfast. The great thing about this oatmeal/cereal is that you can prepare it the night before and then reheat it in the morning, complete with some great toppings. It even has some quinoa in it instead of just being all oats so it’s packed with extra protein. And by the way even if you are not a quinoa fan, it blends right in. Which got me to thinking, maybe I should try adding quinoa to granola bars?

Hot Oat & Quinoa Cereal

One year ago: Blueberry Oatmeal Bagels

HOT OAT & QUINOA CEREAL

Serves 4

Ingredients:

CEREAL

1/2 cup dried cranberries

1/2 cup steel cut oats

1/2 cup rinsed quinoa (you can buy it pre-rinsed)

1/4 cup golden raisins

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp cardamon

4 cups water

TOPPINGS

Milk

Maple syrup

Toasted pepitas

Toasted walnuts

Directions:

  1. In a medium saucepan, bring dried fruit, steel-cut oats, quinoa, raisins, salt, cinnamon, cardamom, and water to a boil. Cover and let sit off heat overnight. (Alternatively, bring mixture to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until grains are tender, 20-25 minutes.)
  2. Before serving, reheat cereal in saucepan, covered, over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally and adding water if needed, until warmed through, 5-8 minutes. Serve with milk, maple syrup, pepitas, and walnuts.

Source: Bon Appetit February 2013

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