Breakfast is one of the most important meals of the day; espcially when it’s a quinoa breakfast. There are so many different ways that you can prepare a delicious quinoa breakfast that is part of your quinoa diet. You can make it with milk, peanut butter or even with eggs – it’s up to you.
Let’s check out a couple of great quinoa breakfast recipes:
Cinnamon Quinoa breakfast
Ingredients: for 4 cups
- 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
- 3 cups unsweetened almond milk
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/4 tsp allspice
- 1/2 cup raisins
- 1 med apple chopped small (save some for garnish)
- stevia or agave to taste
- 1/2 cup raw walnuts, chopped
- 4 tbsp raw sunflower seeds
- 1 cup fresh organic blueberries
- optional – fresh raspberries, fresh strawberries, chopped pecans or almonds, hemp seeds
Mix quinoa, almond milk, cinnamon, allspice, raisins in a smaller sauce pan. Bring to a boil and then place lid on pan and reduce to low heat. After 5 mins stir in chopped apple and simmer for about 5-7 mins longer. Stir and check for remaining liquid and if most is absorbed then remove from heat, leaving lid on pan and let rest for 5 mins to absorb rest of the milk. If there is still lot of liquid, simmer for 3-5 mins longer but keeping a close eye over the pot as this mixture can easily burn if left to boil dry, then let it rest for 5 mins.
Taste for sweetness and adjust to your liking with 3-5 stevia drops or a dribble of agave syrup. You may not need any additional sweetener as the raisins and apple do add a nice sweetness that may be just perfect for you.
Top each serving with walnuts, sunflower seeds, blueberries and chopped apple but you can also use strawberries.
Peanut Butter Quinoa Breakfast
Peanut butter quinoa recipe is another popular breakfast made of quinoa. You use the following ingredients:
- 1 cup quinoa
- 2-3 tsp of butter
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- stevia or agave to taste
- 1 cup of milk
- roasted pecans, raisins or even dried cranberries or any other fruits of your choice (bananas, strawberries, peaches).
Bring the quinoa to boil with milk, sweetener (stevia or agave), cinnamon sticks and peanut butter. Reduce the heat to low until the milk is absorbed. Set it aside and cover it for 5 minutes. All you have to do after this to add all the ingredients and serve. It’s really easy and delicious.
For a more filling quinoa breakfast you can make frittata with quinoa. You have to mix already cooked quinoa with some sautéed spinach, red pepper and onions. Just place it in a large oven proof skillet. Mix eggs, milk, egg white, pepper and salt and heat on the stove top – wait until the corners of the eggs start to set. Transfer to the broiler and broil it until the top is lovely golden brown. It’s a simple and great dish what you can freeze and when you don’t have time to cook in the morning you just warm it up.