Quinoa for Breakfast?

A great quinoa recipe to start your day.

quinoa recipe

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Our family has been enjoying quinoa for a couple of years as a side dish or a dinner recipe like Quinoa Stuffed Peppers. I only recently started eating it as a breakfast as well. It sounded a little weird to me at first but I tried it when I bought Quinoa and Steel Cut Oatmeal from Trader Joe’s. I really liked the nutty flavor it added to the oatmeal. You can eat it without the oatmeal as well as in this recipe. I like the fact that I can change up the add-ins to add variety to my breakfast. Here is one of my favorite quinoa recipes.

Quinoa for Breakfast

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa, uncooked
  • 2 cups unsweetened nut or rice
  • milk
  • 1 tsp stevia
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut
  • flakes
  • 1/2 cup raw slivered almonds
  • 3 Tbsp dried cranberries or other dried fruit
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts
  • 1 tsp chia seeds

Instructions

  1. In a medium-sized saucepan over medium-high heat combine the unsweetened nut milk (or your favorite unsweetened dairy-free milk), and quinoa.
  2. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat and allow the mixture to simmer for 15 minutes, or until most of the liquid has been absorbed.
  3. Remove from heat. Stir in the stevia.
  4. Top with coconut, cranberries, and nuts and chia seeds.
  5. Enjoy warm. Add non-dairy milk as desired.
http://cravingfitness.org/nutrition/quinoa-recipes/

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