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Breakfast Quinoa

Monday, April 12, 2010

I got on kind of quinoa kick after the santé fe quinoa I made for Easter. So I decided to try the breakfast quinoa recipe I have been meaning to try for at least a month now. Most of my meals take only about 15 minutes, so if they take longer than that I tend to put them off.

What I didn't want to put off is buying some more spinach. I knew I was going to be making green monsters all week so I got a giant bag.

I decided to try one with greek yogurt instead of milk or water.

It was creamier than usual, but it didn't really add much in the flavor department.

But anyway, back to the breakfast quinoa!

Breakfast quinoa is basically swapping quinoa for oatmeal. It is higher in protein and fiber so it is a good way to switch things up, especially if you’re getting sick of oatmeal.

The recipe was inspired by Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point, of course. You can scroll down to see the original recipe here.

But, this is what I did.

1/3 cup raw quinoa
1/4 cup milk
1 banana, sliced
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon ground flaxseed
1 teaspoon brown sugar

Rinse the quinoa in a fine mesh sieve. Put 2/3 cup of water and the quinoa in a small pot and bring to a boil. Once it is boiling, turn heat down to medium, cover and let simmer for 12-15 minutes until the water has been absorbed.

After it is done cooking add the rest of the ingredients except for the brown sugar.

Cook on medium low, stirring constantly until the banana is mostly melted and the milk has evaporated (about 5 minutes).

Plate and top with brown sugar

First off, let me say the taste was alright and the smell was FANTASTIC. I absolutely love the smell of cooked bananas and cinnamon. The texture to me was just horrible though. It would be perfect if you like your oatmeal mushy. I am toying with either making it again and just using oats, or possibly adding some slivered or sliced almonds to it, to try and give it a better texture.

Have I convinced you to try any quinoa recipes yet?

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
DNJEN471 4/16/2010 5:36PM

    My husband now love it! Thanks. :)

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*AMBER512 4/14/2010 10:25AM

    I'm so glad you like it, hun!

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AUBREYINGMAN 4/14/2010 2:26AM

    I am glad you found quinoa. I really like it. I have enjoyed pretty much all the quinoa recipes you have come up with.

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*AMBER512 4/12/2010 5:10PM

    I get my quinoa out of the bulk bin, so I always rinse well. If you buy it out of a box it might be pre-rinsed.

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SQUINKLY 4/12/2010 3:24PM

    OMG! That looks so good and gross at the same time! Is that possible??? I am going to try it this week! I've been dying to try quinoa and that recipe sounds great! I love cooked bananas too!

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TINK9305 4/12/2010 3:04PM

    I forgot to ask on the one above is this (Rinse the quinoa in a fine mesh sieve) needed with clean quinoa ????? I'm unfarmiluar with it, thanks

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TINK9305 4/12/2010 3:02PM

    Ok I really am going to try to make some tonight I had all the intentions yesterday. But I did make a yummy salad. I posted a picture of it on my blog. I'm off to have another yummy salad. Hope your day is going great!!!! Amy

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    Thanks for the idea. Pam

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RHORNUNG 4/12/2010 1:18PM

  Sounds yummy, I am not so worried about texture but the banana's and cinnamon sounds good. I usually add a few raisins to my oatmeal so I might add them too. Thanks for sharing.

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