Over-night Cereal

We want a more filling breakfast than cold cereal or toast, but don’t want to get up a lot earlier. Here’s the answer: over-night cereal.

Before going to bed, boil some water. Add grains and dried fruit. Cover and turn off the heat. Go to bed. Wake and your breakfast is waiting.

I used oats for the classic oatmeal feeling, and quinoa for flavour and protein, to make us feel full longer. But, I plan to mix and match the grains, trying out new combinations to find what tastes -and cooks- best.


In a large pot, boil 1⅔ cups water


  • ½ cup rinsed quinoa
  •   cup large flake oats
  • ½ cup raisins, or other dried fruits
  • ¼ tsp cinnamon

Stir well, cover, turn off heat.

In the morning since the pot is already on the stove, you can heat this up a little while the coffee brews, or eat it straight away like boxed cereal without the crunch. Add a little milk to the bowl, and some honey or maple syrup, if you like.

Makes 2-3 servings.

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