In small pot bring dried fruit, raisins, quinoa, oats, salt,spices and water to a boil.
Cover and take of heat overnight.
In morning reheat cereal over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally, adding water if needed until warm about 5-8 minutes.
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.