Overnight Quinoa Bircher

Overnight Quinoa Bircher is a lovely change from having oats for breakfast!

This has got to be one of my favourite breakfasts! It’s just so so delicious, that as soon as I finished my bowl I was already planning when I could have another one.

To say I’m obsessed with it it a slight understatement.

I know it’s weird to be obsessed with breakfast, but I am. And since I know you’re not judging me, I don’t mind telling you, because we’re friends.

It’s just so delicious!

The quinoa absorbs all the delicious coconut and cinnamon flavours overnight, it’s creamy, flavourful, and even after I ate a bowlful topped with even more fruit, nuts, and chocolate, I never felt it weigh me down or get too heavy in my tummy.

Overnight Quinoa Bircher is a lovely change from having oats for breakfast!       Overnight Quinoa Bircher is a lovely change from having oats for breakfast!

What I love about this is how well it travels as well. Pop it in a jar, and bring it with you wherever you need to go. No need to add to a bowl, just spoon it straight from the jar.

I sometimes even think it looks cooler that way, don’t you?

I just used leftover quinoa that I had made for dinner, which means it took me no extra cooking time. You can of course cook the quinoa in the morning, but why add that extra time when you could be catching up on some beauty sleep?

You can use whatever fruit you happen to have, I just love the combination of sweet bananas, crips apples and juicy strawberries. Grapes would also be great, as well as some delicious mango or pomegranate – or both! If you don’t want or don’t have dates, raisins and sultanas will also do the trick.

Overnight Quinoa Bircher is a lovely change from having oats for breakfast!

Overnight Quinoa Bircher
Start the day with the most delicious breakfast bowl! You can prepare everything the night before and simply grab out of the fridge in the morning... anything for those few extra minutes in bed!
Recipe type: Vegan, Gluten Free, Healthy
Serves: 2
  • 1⅓ cups / 230g cooked quinoa
  • ⅔ cup / 180ml coconut cream*
  • 1 orange, juice and zest
  • 4 medjool dates, pitted and roughly chopped**
  • 1 small apple, grated
  • 2 tablespoons desiccated coconut
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
Top with:
  • Fresh strawberries
  • Chopped bananas
  • Pistachios
  • Hemp seeds
  • Cacao nibs
For the Quinoa
  1. Simply add all of the ingredients into a large bowl and mix together, so that everything is nice and coated in the coconut cream.
  2. Place a plate over the bowl or divide into smaller jars, and let sit in the fridge for at least an hour or overnight.
  3. I love mine cold with loads of toppings!
For the Jar
  1. After the quinoa has been in the fridge for at least an hour, or alternatively in the morning, grab a jar and spoon some quinoa at the bottom of the jar, top with some bananas and cacao nibs, spoon over some more quinoa, add halved strawberries, another spoonful or two of quinoa, and some grated apples, more cacao nibs, and hemp seeds.
  2. Store in the fridge and take with you to work. Bliss!
*I buy canned coconut cream, which is not the same as creamed coconut. Coconut cream is like a thicker coconut milk, as it has less coconut water and more cream. You could sub coconut milk here, and if you do I would add less coconut milk and add two tablespoon of coconut yogurt to make up for creaminess!

**If you can’t find soft medjool dates, either buy the dried variety and soak them before chopping or sub for sultanas or raisins!

Overnight Coconut + Quinoa Bircher! So delicious, and gluten-free and vegan as well!