Morning Fuel, Made the Night Before

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Bowl of OatmealThis post is a bit of a cheat.  A  variation of this morning cereal recipe already exists on my other blog, Dough, Dirt & Dye, but it’s worth sharing again – and this recipe is even easier.  Since our mornings start out in overdrive, I like to have everything as prepped as possible the evening before – I mean down to having the silverware out and the tea pot filled with water with two mugs sitting next to it (with the teabags already in them).  Every afternoon right around dinner time I mix together:

1 1/3 cups of rolled grains (I use a combination of oats, wheat, rye, triticale and barley flakes)
about 3 cups non-dairy milk
handful of dried fruit

Stir this together, cover and place in the refrigerator overnight.  The flakes absorb the milk (you’ll probably need to add more just before serving – along with a healthy dash of cinnamon, some sliced bananas and a spoonful of toasted wheat germ) and get creamy and the dried fruit plumps up…Delicious.  I don’t add any sweetener as I find the dried fruit provides enough, but you could add agave nectar, maple sugar or syrup.  For cold mornings, heat the cereal in the microwave for a minute or two.  This makes two generous portions, but adjust the amount of grains to how many portions you want to make – or how big of an appetite you have!

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  1. A Tablespoon of Liz says:

    This looks amazing… and so simple! I love how it’s made the night before, I hate waking up and having to fumble around the kitchen to make breakfast while I’m still tired!

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