Overnight maple-almond quinoa oats


  • Prep Time5 mins
  • Total Time5 mins
  • Makes1 serving
Overnight maple-almond quinoa oats

Photo: Erik Putz

Get a jumpstart on breakfast by prepping these tasty quinoa oats the night before. Not only will your kids love the taste, but you'll love the time it shaves off your morning routine.


  • 3/4 cup unsweetened almond milk

  • 1/3 cup cooked quinoa

  • 1/4 cup quick-cooking rolled oats

  • 1 tbsp chia seeds

  • 2 tsp maple syrup

  • 2 tsp almond butter, (optional)

  • 1/4 tsp vanilla, (optional)


  • raspberries

  • blueberries

  • sliced strawberries

  • toasted sliced almonds


  • Whisk almond milk with quinoa, oats, chia seeds, maple syrup, almond butter and vanilla (if using) in a medium bowl. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

  • Serve cold, or warm by microwaving in a microwave-safe bowl for about 1 min. Top with berries and nuts before serving.

Nutrition (per serving)

Calories 280, Protein 9g, Carbohydrates 44g, Fat 8g, Fibre 8g, Sodium 150mg.

Cooking quinoa

  • Combine 1 cup rinsed quinoa with 6 cups water in a pot. Set over medium-high. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to medium. Gently boil until quinoa has sprouted, about 10 min for white quinoa. For tricoloured, red and black quinoa, cook an additional 5 to 7 min.
  • Drain quinoa through a sieve and rinse with warm tap water. Use in recipe or transfer to a resealable container. Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 1 month.
  • Makes 3 cups

Originally published in the Today’s Parent January/February 2021 issue. Photo by Erik Putz.

This article was originally published on Dec 18, 2020

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