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Overnight Quinoa

Updated: Mar 24, 2023

Overnight Quinoa

2 cups quinoa (500g)

2 cups milk of your preference (500mL)

1/4 cup Honey (60mL)

2 tsp Cinnamon (10mg)

2 tsp Molasses (10mL)

2 tsp vanilla (10mL)

Suggested Toppings to chop and mix in

Fruit (apples, bananas, pomegranates, berries, other fruit)

Nuts (almonds, pecan, walnuts, cashews)

Chia or Flax seeds

Peanut butter

—Soak/Rinse and Cook Quinoa however you prefer. I cook my quinoa in a pressure cooker with 2 cups of quinoa and 3-4 cups of water. I let it be at full pressure for 5 minutes and then turn off. I also cook it in a pot of boiling 2 parts water to 1 part quinoa and bringing it to a boil and then on simmer-as low as possible for 15-20 min (until fluffy with a fork).

Mix quinoa with all ingredients and soak in the fridge overnight. What I have listed is how I make it. You could substitute the honey and molasses with another sweetener of choice. Updated 2023 to tell you that now that I live in a cold climate and with a SMALL fridge, I make this in the morning and we eat it hot--no overnighting it and cold quinoa! But it was delightful when I lived in a hot climate and had a BIG fridge. :)

—I allow everyone to add their own toppings in the morning because we all have different preferences. But, if you want it to be easier in the morning, you can also add those toppings the night before. We most often top ours with green apples, bananas, grated coconut, chia seeds, pecans, peanut butter and/or almonds. Everyone makes it their own!!!

—Dish it out and serve in the morning, adding more milk, more honey, and/or toppings as you like.

Leftovers store nicely in the fridge for a few days. Can be eaten cold or hot!

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