I love the addition of superfood quinoa to jack things up. Not only does quinoa deliver a respectable amount of protein (about 8grams per cup serving) it's also nutritionally dense, packed with iron, magnesium (great for migraines), folate and manganese (essential for strong bones). I really appreciate that it's low-glycemic (about 18 out of 250 on the scale) which means no nasty sugar crash at 10 am. The steel-cut oats also bring a lot to the table in terms of protein, iron and soluble fiber.
Yes, Goldilocks. This one is just right. Especially because you throw it together the night before and have to do nothing in the morning but warm it up. Pretty brilliant, no?
oat + quinoa porridge
inspired by Carla Lalli Music of Bon Appetite
1/2 c dried cherries
1/2 c coconut chips
1/2 c steel-cut oats
1/2 c red quinoa
1/2 t salt
1/2 t ground ginger
1/4 t cinnamon
4 c water
roasted pumpkin seeds
Combine all of the ingredients for the porridge together in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil, stir, cover and let sit overnight.
In the morning, reheat the cereal and top with pumpkin seeds, maple syrup and maybe a little milk.