Hello, hearty holiday breakfast!
Normally I share healthy, quick, and easy recipes, and while this one is definitely HEALTHY and EASY — it does take a little prep time.
Don’t worry, though!
The payoff is a creamy, delicious, filling, and comforting breakfast that you can whip up with very little effort…
So if you love a nice, warm treat in the morning, it’s totally worth it.
Here’s how it works: Prep the mix in advance, and about 20-30 minutes before your next breakfast, scoop out a serving, add liquid, and cook!
Once you master the basic recipe you can experiment by adding different fruits, grains, and spices. I focused on holiday flavors and colors for this version. 🙂
Chia-Quinoa Morning Mix
- 3 cups (240 g) rolled oats
- 1 cup (180 g) quinoa
- 1 cup (160 g) dried cranberries or cherries
- ½ cup (90 g) hemp, flax, or chia seeds (or a combo!)
- 1 tsp cinnamon (or pumpkin pie spice mix!)
- ¾ tsp sea salt
- Optional: maple syrup, Greek yogurt and/or shelled pistachios (as topping)
To make the mix, combine all of the ingredients EXCEPT the optional maple syrup, yogurt and/or pistachios, and place in a sealed airtight container.
To prepare 1 serving: In a small saucepan, stir together 10 oz (295 ml) of liquid (water or milk) and ⅓ cup (5½ Tbsp) of the mix.
Bring to a boil over medium-high. Lower the heat to a simmer and partially cover the pan, stirring occasionally. Cook until thick, 20-30 minutes. Cover the pan completely and let stand for 5 minutes. Spoon into a serving bowl and add optional toppings and sweetener.
Serve and enjoy!
Tag me at @getactivept if you try this recipe 👩🍳
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