Quinoa-Oatmeal Cereal

published Aug 1, 2019
Quinoa-Oatmeal Cereal

Made with coconut milk, maple syrup, quinoa, and gluten-free oats, the warming dish is topped with fresh fruit for a delicious and quick first meal of the day.

Serves8

Cook20 minutes

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As part of Kitchn’s celebration of all things California, we asked 19 cooks from various disciplines — chefs, photographers, writers — to see what dish they think best embodies California home cooking in 2019. See all the recipes here.

Malibu Farm, a popular restaurant perched on a pier in sunny Malibu, is known for its farm-fresh dishes and equally fresh cocktails. Founder Helene Henderson, who wrote Malibu Farm Cookbook, sees California as the “good morning state.”

Credit: From left to right: Courtesy of Helene Henderson; Joe Lingeman/Kitchn; Food Stylist: CC Buckley/Kitchn

“Every time the sun rises there is a possibility and an opportunity for trials and errors, success and failures, to give and to receive, but to never give up. We believe we can and will change the world and as dreamers we hope to lead our nation into the future,” she says. “With our temperate climate and gentle ocean breezes, we rise with the sun to run, hike, swim, and surf. An active morning means a healthy breakfast; my favorite is the quinoa oatmeal. It has all the comforts of traditional oatmeal, but in the spirit of our state it is of course vegan and [can be] gluten-free.”

Credit: Joe Lingeman/Kitchn; Food Stylist: CC Buckley/Kitchn

Quinoa-Oatmeal Cereal

Made with coconut milk, maple syrup, quinoa, and gluten-free oats, the warming dish is topped with fresh fruit for a delicious and quick first meal of the day.

Cook time 20 minutes

Serves 8

Nutritional Info

Ingredients

  • 1 cup

    well-rinsed quinoa (some brands are prerinsed; check box)

  • 1 cup

    old-fashioned oats, gluten-free or regular

  • 1 teaspoon

    salt

Serving options:

  • Coconut milk

  • Maple syrup

  • Fresh or dried berries

  • Nuts

Instructions

  1. Combine the quinoa, oats, and salt with 8 cups water, and simmer for 20 minutes or until the cereal is a soft, welcoming morning mash.

  2. Serve with coconut milk, maple syrup, fresh or dried berries, nuts, or any combination you like.

Recipe Notes

Storage: The cereal will last several days in the fridge. Just reheat in the microwave, or stir in a small pan on the stove for a few minutes until heated.

You can use any quinoa/oatmeal percentage combination; the recipe above is a 50/50 blend.

Reprinted from Malibu Farm Cookbook: Recipes from the California Coast. Copyright © 2014 by Helene Henderson. Photographs copyright © by 2016 Martin Löf. Published by Clarkson Potter/Publishers, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC.