No oats, no dairy, or that horrible stuff called gluten. This is a mild, gut friendly, gluten free and vegan recipe for an oat bircher alternative: quinoa bircher. Gluten Free, and vegan, prepare this overnight and take with you.
It seems youngsters are intolerant to everything these days, and when your little one invites their friends round for a sleepover, it can be a nightmare when wondering what to serve for breakfast for next day. God forbid their parents forget to tell you of any intolerances, this easy to make bircher will fill up little ones and be gentle on their stomachs.
It can be a worry whether this will thicken and have the same texture as proper oat bircher, do not fret this is a delicious alternative for those intolerant to dairy and gluten and becomes thick and yummy.
Thankfully, my niece and nephew can tolerate dairy, but sometimes, it's nice to provide them with an alternative, a lighter option, if you will.
Ingredients 50ml Almond milk
50ml Rice milk
1 cup of Quinoa
2 Tblsp Honey
1 level Tsp All spice
Handful of flaked Almonds
Wash the quinoa thoroughly in a sieve.
Place the quinoa in a saucepan and add both milks.
Allow to reduce for and thicken over a simmering heat for 5 minutes.
Remove the quinoa from the heat and pour into a bowl.
Add 3 tablespoons of rice milk, and the vanilla and honey.
Stir and add the all spice.
Place in the fridge for at least three hours, or overnight.
In the morning/when you need it, remove the bircher from the fridge.
Stir for a final time and top with the flaked almonds.
You are more than welcome to enjoy this as quinoa porridge once you have cooked and seasoned the quinoa. However, when time is short, having prepared breakfast the night before can seem like a God send.
If you're really pushed for time, store the bircher in a tub with a screw-top lid, or a clasp-lid jar, so you can literally grab and go, and kids can eat in the car, or as they walk along to school.
Happily munch this gluten free and vegan bircher and keep yours and your kids tummies happy.