Nutritious Quinoa Breakfast Recipe
We’ve already discussed the amazing quinoa nutrition facts, so I thought you might like to have my favorite nutritious quinoa breakfast recipe! One breakfast dish that I also crave for lunch , dinner, and snacks! I am addicted to the chewy, nutty, slightly sweet and salty, amazingly satisfying goodness! Part of the beauty of this dish is the ease of preparation and the fact that it is easy to carry with me, so that I can have healthy meals on the go! Easy and convenient! Now that is speaking my language! Less time cooking means more time for fun!
One of my favorite qualities about quinoa, aside from its many health benefits and the fact that I can actually eat it without hurting my stomach, since I am gluten free, is the chewy texture. It is truly satisfying to the senses. It seems that I am getting to eat something substantial and flavorful. It is a true comfort food, and since my diet is lacking in foods that fall into that category, I feel like this dish is a real treat. My body decided to become sensitive to gluten and dairy a few years ago, and it took quite a while to come up with things to eat that did not include leaves. I eat a lot of greens and lean proteins, so you can imagine my delighted reaction to the chewy, nutty, (did I mention chewy?), satisfaction in this nutritious quinoa breakfast recipe. Yum! Delicious and it doesn’t hurt my sensitive stomach. Amazing!
Some mornings I wake up wishing for a savory breakfast that is full of healthy goodness. On those mornings I opt for an omelet, loaded with veggies and topped with salsa. I love that combo! Other mornings I wake up wanting something sweet, chewy, and comforting, so I choose my favorite of three nutritious quinoa recipes. Sometimes I have it for dinner too! It’s that good!
First you will need to cook your quinoa, either on the stove, or, if you’re in a hurry, the microwave will do the trick. If you use the microwave, put it in a bigger bowl and cover with a paper towel, or you might have a nice serving of quinoa in a messy puddle on your turn table! Not that I have ever done that, haha!
Use 2 cups of liquid to 1 cup of quinoa and cook for about 15 minute or less, so keep an eye on it. I like to undercook mine just a bit for added chewiness, so you can adjust according to your preferred texture. The package calls for turning off the heat once the liquid boils and you have stirred the quinoa. Then simmer on low heat until all of the liquid is absorbed. Keep an eye on it though, because it tends to stick to the bottom of the pan if you don’t give it a stir now and again.
makes 4 servings
- Quinoa (cooked in water per above instructions)
- Milk or, in my case Almond milk
- 1/4 cup raisins, Craisins, or your favorite dried fruit
- 1 tsp cinnamon, or to tast
- vanilla 1/2 tsp
- maple extract 1/2 tsp
- honey or your choice of sweetener to taste.
- Fresh blueberries
- slivered almonds
Directions for this Nutritious Quinoa Breakfast Recipe
- Cook your quinoa as instructed
- Once you lower heat to simmer, add your milk, vanilla and maple extracts, raisins or other dried fruit, and cinnamon. Stir frequently and it will all cook down into delicious goodness.
- Remove from heat
- Add honey to taste
- Top with slivered almonds and fresh blueberries
This dish is amazing both hot and cold. I like to refrigerate the uneaten portions, and carry them in my little cooler for a great meal on the go. I may even prefer to eat it cold. It’s so delicious either way! You can play around with the ingredients and use any dried fruit or nuts of your choice. Doctor it up according to your palate, and enjoy your own version of this nutritious quinoa breakfast recipe!
Fuel up and make it a great day!!
Happy beautiful life!!!