• ¾ cups old-fashioned rolled oats or other rolled grains
  • 2 tablespoon currents, raisins, or other dried fruit
  • 2 tablespoon chopped walnuts, almonds or other nuts
  • ¼ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup fortified unsweetened soy milk or other nondairy milk
  • 1 cup fresh fruit, such as blueberries, chopped apple, mango or peach
  • 1 tablespoon ground flaxseeds or chia seeds

This nourishing breakfast is prepared in advance in large quantities by multiplying the recipe, and eaten for a week, cold or heated in the microwave. May also freeze and serve after defrosted. Soaking enhances the digestibility of the grains and increases mineral absorption. One cup provides 12 grams of protein and 8 grams of fiber.

Makes 2 cups.

Mix oats, currents, walnuts, cinnamon, milk, and fresh fruit in a bowl and stir to combine. Refrigerate for 8-10 hours. Top with flaxseeds just before serving.