Quinoa and Oat Cereal

Quinoa Oat Cereal

A healthy hot cereal made with quinoa and steel cut oats, sweetened with maple syrup and dried fruits. The added nuts give it crunch to complete the taste


  • 1/4 cup dried fruit (I used cranberries and cut up dried apricots)
  • 1/4 cup quinoa (well rinsed)
  • 1/4 cup steel cut oats
  • 1/8 cup raisins
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp total – cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom and cloves (see note)
  • 2 cups of water
  • Maple syrup
  • Milk
  • toasted walnuts, glazed pecans, toasted pumpkin seeds


  1. In small pot bring dried fruit, raisins, quinoa, oats, salt,spices and water to a boil.
  2. Cover and take of heat overnight.
  3. In morning reheat cereal over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, adding water if needed until warm about 5-8 minutes.
  4. Serve with maple syrup, toasted walnuts or pumpkin seeds, milk, yogurt, glazed pecans


  • spices: I used 1/4 tsp of nutmeg, and equal parts of cardamom, cinnamon and cloves to equal 1/2 tsp total of spices. You could use the spices in the amounts that you want. The original recipe only used cinnamon and cardamom.
  • Alternate the dried fruits: cranberries, apricots, mango, goji berries, apples. I think anything would work. Adding fresh fruit would also give lots of flavour and sweetness.
  • The crunch of the nuts and seeds is a must ~ use walnuts, pecans, almonds, pumpkin seeds, hemp seeds.
  • My Cereal did still have water in it in the morning, but after cooking it for about 8 minutes the water had dissipated. I am not sure if I added more water then the recipe called for.