This is a recipe I have been thinking about for ages and ages. With our winter weather, this is a perfect warm breakfast cereal to make. I found a post at the blog The Intolerant Chef, and knew it was time to get into the kitchen. Thanks Intolerant Chef for this recipe inspiration, I was long overdue in making this delicious hearty cereal! For the original recipe please check out the post at The Intolerant Chef.
For this recipe, you can use any dried fruit or nuts you like. I used Dried Cherries which were wonderful in this recipe. I loved the cherries in it as they gave a slightly sweet and tartness to the cereal. This was enough for one, so just increase amounts if you have more mouths to feed!
1/4 cup of Qunioa (rinse well, is not pre-rinsed)
a handful of dried cherries, roughly chopped
1 cup of water
3/4 tsp. Cinnamon
1/2 tsp. ground Ginger
Add all of the ingredients to a pot, lid on and bring to a boil. Turn down to a simmer, and simmer for 10 minutes stirring occasionally. Then remove the lid, and simmer for another 7-8 minutes. Serve with milk, or yogurt and a drizzle of Agave Nectar or Honey.