Overnight quinoa with cinnamon and bananas

Fluffy quinoa with raisins and cinamon, topped with bananas and dried cranberrys, sprinkled with cacao powder. Mmm…😊

Overnight quinoa is usually made in a jar, but I prefer to use a small bowl, for the ingredients can be mixed more thoroughly, so flavors mingle better.

You can vary this recipe with different fruits and seeds.

overnight quinoa

Ingredients (for 1 small bowl, see in the picture):

  • 30 g quinoa seeds (makes approx. 90 g when cooked)
  • 15 ml roasted, unsweetened almond milk (I used this brand)
  • 15 g raisins
  • 1/3 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • sweetener to taste, I use 2 g of a sweetener that’s 4 times sweeter than sugar
  • 1 small banana
  • water to cook the quinoa (see below)
  • unsweetened cocoa powder, dried, unsweetened cranberrys and blanched, chopped almonds for the topping.


  1. Soak the raisins in enough water to cover them.
  2. Place the quinoa in a strainer, and rinse thoroughly, until there is no foam on the seeds. (This is to remove saponin, the natural coating of quinoa, that can make it taste bitter.)
  3. Drain the quinoa well. Place it in a pot with twice as much water as the amount of quinoa. Bring it to a boil.
  4. When it starts to boil, turn the heat on a low setting, and let it simmer covered for 15 minutes. Stir frequently while cooking.
  5. Remove the lid and let the quinoa cool for 15 minutes. Then fluff it with a fork. Until this time, the quinoa should have absorbed all water. If there is still some water left, drain the quinoa.
  6. Drain the raisins and dry them a bit with a paper towel.
  7. Place the cooled quinoa in a small bowl or a wide mug. Add the other ingredients except for the almond milk and mix them well. Then add the almond milk and mix well again.
  8. Cover the bowl/mug with a small plate and put it in the fridge for 8 hours or overnight.
  9. The next morning stir it up a bit to make it fluffier. Top it with banana slices, dried, unsweetened cranberries and blanched, chopped almonds. Sprinkle with unsweetened cocoa powder.

Bon appétit 😊!


Recipe of cooking perfect quinoa (in Hungarian): miférfiak.hu

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