Maple walnut cereal

Serves 1.

Vegan / Gluten Free

Who says you can’t have it all? With the highest level of omega-3 fats compared to any other nut, walnuts are another superfood that makes this classic combination a smart start to your day.

2 Tbsp chopped walnuts

1/3 cup quinoa

2/3 cup water

1 Tbsp oat bran

2 tsp maple syrup

Almond, coconut, hemp or rice milk (optional)

Place the walnuts in a small sauce pan on medium-high heat. Stir frequently until the walnuts are toasted (about 3 to 4 minutes). Remove the pan from the heat and let the walnuts cool slightly. Chop and set aside.

Combined the quinoa, water and oat bran in a medium sauce pan. Cover and bring to a boil. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 12 minutes. Turn off the heat and leave the sauce pan on the burner, covered, for an additional six minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the walnuts and maple syrup. Transfer to a bowl and top with almond, coconut, hemp or rice milk (if using).

Chris Walker