Overnight Quinoa Cereal

Serves 2.

Vegan/GF

Make this hearty breakfast the night before and wake up to a nutritious bowl of quinoa and oats along with your favorite combination of dried or fresh fruit. Sleep late? Ready to go, it makes a healthy and light lunch or mid morning snack.

1/2 cup large flake rolled oats

1/4 cup quinoa flour

1Tbsp brown sugar

1/4 tsp ground cinnamon

1 cup plain dairy-free yogurt

1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract

1/4 cup chopped almonds

1/4 cup chopped dried apricots

1/4 cup pumpkin seeds

1/4 cup dried cranberries

1 banana (optional)

In a medium bowl, combine the oats, flour, sugar and cinnamon. Stir in the dairy-free yogurt and vanilla, mixing thoroughly. Add the almonds, apricots, pumpkin seeds and cranberries and mix well. Cover and place in the refrigerator overnight. Spoon the cereal into serving bowls. Slice the banana on top (if using). Serve cold. Stays fresh refrigerated in a sealed container for up to 2 days.

Chris Walker