Quinoa & Chia Oatmeal Mix

Quinoa & Chia Oatmeal Mix

3 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2016

Make your own hot cereal mix with this healthy recipe. Keep it on hand and just cook up the amount you need when you're ready for a hot breakfast. One serving of the warm cereal contains 6 grams of fiber—almost a quarter of your daily quota-which helps stave off hunger throughout the morning.

Ingredients 12 servings

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  • 2 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
  • 1 cup rolled wheat and/or barley flakes (see Tip)
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 1 cup dried fruit, such as raisins, cranberries and/or chopped apricots
  • ½ cup chia and/or hemp seeds
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • ¾ teaspoon salt


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  1. To make the hot cereal dry mix: Combine oats, wheat and/or barley flakes, quinoa, dried fruit, seeds, cinnamon and salt in an airtight container.
  2. To make 1 serving of hot cereal: Combine ⅓ cup Quinoa & Chia Oatmeal Mix with 1¼ cups water (or milk) in a small saucepan. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat, partially cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, until thickened, 12 to 15 minutes. Let stand, covered, for 5 minutes. Stir in a sweetener of your choice and top with nuts and/or more dried fruit, if desired. Makes 1 cup.
  • To make ahead: Store airtight for up to 1 month.
  • Tips: Rolled barley and wheat flakes are steamed, dried and rolled-flat whole grains. They can be cooked to make a hot cereal and used in place of rolled oats in most recipes. They're usually near other whole-grain cereals.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: ⅓ cup dry mix
  • Per serving: 196 calories; 4 g fat(1 g sat); 6 g fiber; 35 g carbohydrates; 6 g protein; 37 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 8 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 6 IU vitamin A; 0 mg vitamin C; 59 mg calcium; 2 mg iron; 149 mg sodium; 247 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings:
  • Exchanges: 1½ starch, ½ fruit, ½ fat

Reviews 3

January 25, 2019
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By: junkmail101.kate
Mary - the recipe is called “quinoa and oatmeal mix” so it’s not telling you to add more quinoa. Just the mix. My problem is I can’t figure out cooking times. It’s taken like 20+ minutes to cook until thick. Am I supposed to just do the 15 minutes and then turn off and cover for 5, regardless? Does the rest of the thickening happen in those 5? Very yummy. Just need to figure out what I’m doing wrong.
December 10, 2018
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By: Mary Thomson
I just would like clarification on the prep. It says to add 1/3 c. of quinoa to the oatmeal mix which already contains quinoa. So this in fact an addition of more quinoa? Thanks!
January 11, 2017
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By: belk1111
I made the recipe with no changes, and it was delicious! The oatmeal is creamy and satisfying. I enjoyed it so much, that I made jars of it to give as Christmas gifts to my health conscious friends.
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