If you think quinoa is only good for savory salads and pilafs, you’re missing out. Pair it with steel-cut oats to amplify its hearty flavor. A little maple syrup brings out its sweet side.
- ½ cup dried fruit (such as barberries, cranberries, or goji berries)
- ½ cup steel-cut oats
- ½ cup well-rinsed quinoa
- ¼ cup raisins
- 1 teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- ¼ teaspoon ground cardamom
- Milk, maple syrup, toasted shelled pumpkin seeds (pepitas), and toasted walnuts (for serving)
- Bring fruit, oats, quinoa, raisins, salt, cinnamon, cardamom, and 4 cups water to a boil in a medium saucepan. Cover and let sit off heat overnight. (Alternatively, bring mixture to a boil; reduce heat and simmer, stirring occasionally, until grains are tender, 20–25 minutes.)
- Before serving, reheat cereal in saucepan, covered, over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally and adding water if needed, until warmed through, 5–8 minutes. Serve with milk, maple syrup, pepitas, and walnuts.