How would you like to stay in bed a few minutes longer AND wake up to a hot breakfast?
my photo recipe from Bon Appetit
By taking a few minutes to prepare the night before, you can do just that.
This is how the ingredients looked in the morning without the addition of sweetener or nuts.
The Bon Appetit recipe calls for a combination of steel-cut oats and quinoa but other combos of grains can be used. Just follow the ratio of 1 cup grains to 4 cups water. Place the grains and water in a pot with salt, cinnamon, raisins and dried fruit. Bring all to a boil, cover the pot and turn off the heat. Now go to bed.
In the morning, just heat up the pot for a few minutes to heat the already cooked grains. The raisins and dried fruit have swelled and sweetened the grains. You may want to add some maple syrup or other sweetener. Toasted walnuts, pecans, almond or pistachios add a lovely crunch and a few more pieces of dried fruit contribute a chewy contrast to the crunch. Now you are ready to face the day. Enjoy. And unless your family ate it all up...you'll have enough for another day or two.