DIY Morning Bowl Mix Recipe

DIY Morning Bowl Mix Recipe

Welcome to another delightful addition to our collection of healthy and easy recipes! While I usually pride myself on sharing quick fixes, today’s Chia-Quinoa Morning Mix does require a bit of prep time. But fret not! The result is a creamy, delicious, filling, and comforting breakfast that’s well worth the effort. So, if you’re a fan of a warm treat in the morning, get ready for a delightful culinary experience.

The Magic of Chia-Quinoa Morning Mix

What makes this breakfast special is its simplicity and adaptability. With just a bit of preparation, you can enjoy a wholesome meal in the morning with minimal effort. The basic recipe is a foundation for endless possibilities, allowing you to experiment with different fruits, grains, and spices. For this version, I’ve focused on infusing holiday flavours and colours into the mix, adding a festive touch to your morning routine.

Ingredients (Makes 12 Servings):

  • 3 cups (240 g) rolled oats
  • 1 cup (180 g) quinoa
  • 1 cup (160 g) dried cranberries or cherries
  • ½ cup (90 g) hemp, flax, or chia seeds (or a combo!)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon (or pumpkin pie spice mix!)
  • ¾ tsp sea salt
  • Optional: maple syrup, Greek yogurt, and/or shelled pistachios (as topping)

How to Prepare the Mix:

  1. Combine all ingredients, excluding optional toppings, in a sealed airtight container.
  2. This mix can be prepared in advance, making your morning routine even smoother.

Preparing a Single Serving:

  1. In a small saucepan, stir together 295 ml of liquid (water or milk) and ⅓ cup (5½ Tbsp) of the mix.
  2. Bring the mixture to a boil over medium-high heat.
  3. Lower the heat to a simmer, partially cover the pan, and stir occasionally.
  4. Cook until thickened, approximately 20-30 minutes.
  5. Cover the pan completely and let it stand for 5 minutes.
  6. Spoon the mixture into a serving bowl and add optional toppings and sweeteners according to your taste.

Enjoy the Fruits of Your Labor: The beauty of the Chia-Quinoa Morning Mix lies not only in its taste but also in the joy of customization. Once you’ve mastered the basic recipe, feel free to get creative with your favorite ingredients.

Tag us @baxter_basics_pt if you decide to try this delightful recipe, don’t forget to share your creation on social media!  Happy cooking! 👩‍🍳

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