Overnight Quinoa

This is my new favourite breakfast. Nourishing, delicious and portable – perfect if you’re a little time poor in the morning. For more information on quinoa, read this.


  • 1/3 cup quinoa flakes
  • ½ cup almond milk
  • 1 big splash of water (preferably filtered)

1 tablespoon of all/your choice of the following:

  • Pea protein powder
  • Coconut flakes
  • Cashew nuts, crushed or finely chopped
  • Sunflower seeds
  • Chia seeds
  • Coconut/Greek yogurt
  • Nut Butter
  • Cacao
  • Cinnamon
  • Rice malt syrup


  1. In a glass jar or airtight container, combine quinoa flakes, milk and water.
  2. Add your choice of ingredients and stir well, before refrigerating overnight.
  3. Serve chilled and topped with any more of the above ingredients. I like to add a touch more coconut yogurt and a sprinkle of cashews for extra crunch. Enjoy.

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  1. patrycja

    Hi again, can you provide a nutritional breakdown for this recipe? Could you do the same for your cold quinoa breakfast?

  2. Sandra

    I have just discovered your website and have pinned a lot of you recipes. Tried this one last night and am enjoying it this morning. Was thrilled to find that you are a Melbournian like me. It is great to have Australian products suggested rather than American. Certainly makes life easier. Thank you for sharing.

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