apricot vanilla breakfast porridge

serves 2-3 (recipe can easily be doubled)

1/4 cup steel cut oats

1/4 cup red quinoa (or regular quinoa)

2 T pearl barley

2 T oat bran

1 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp salt

1 vanilla bean, split down the middle

1/4 cup chopped dried apricots

2 1/2 cups water

Combine all ingredients in a large pot and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to simmer, cover, and let cook for about thirty minutes or until very thick.

Remove from heat and serve warm with additional toppings (nuts, berries, bananas, milk, brown sugar, maple syrup) or keep in a large covered tupperware container in the fridge for quick weekday breakfasts.