Simple quinoa breakfast cereal recipe: cooked quinoa, simmered with non-dairy or dairy milk, dried fruit, nuts or seeds, optional sweetener.
Crockpot friendly! (see recipe tips)
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Total Prep and Cook Time: 20 Minutes
Nutrition Data Per Serving, 124g: 263 calories, 42g carb, 7g fat, 125mg sodium, 4g fiber, 9g protein, low Saturated Fat & Cholesterol, good source of Magnesium, Phosphorus and Manganese. Estimated glycemic load 23
This simple quinoa breakfast cereal will serve two people, or one who's very hungry. Double the recipe for 2 very hungry people, or save some for tomorrow.
Make this in a crockpot if you like but start with 1/3 cup raw rinsed quinoa and add 2/3 cup water to the mix. Cook on low for 8 hours.
If you don't have cooked quinoa, but want to eat this quinoa breakfast recipe NOW, just cook everything along with the raw quinoa. Use 1/3 cup raw quinoa, and add the other ingredients along with 2/3 cup water. Make extra so you can eat quinoa for breakfast again tommorrow!
"Mmm... this sounds perfect this morning. I don't have already cooked quinoa or soaked seeds so thinking maybe i will cook up seeds with the quinoa?" - Amy S. G.
"Yeah, that works! You can cook the whole works with the quinoa. Add the non-dairy milk in addition to the cooking water. Have the leftover cereal for breakfast tomorrow!" - Savvy Veg
"Yup... just finished eating it... yummmm! :)" Amy S. G.
Question: While I was in Peru, I fell ill and the hotel made me some quinoa for breakfast. It was the consistency of cream of wheat, and it was called Quinua Avena. In the box it was flakey but when cooked it was very delicious and helped my stomach.
I have raw quinoa and have tried various recipes for breakfast, but none are the same. Do you have a similar recipe for this or know where i can buy this product? Thank you - Larry R.
Answer: How nice of your hotel hosts to make you a special invalid breakfast!
I've seen quinoa flakes in stores, Ancient Harvest brand, which you can buy at Nuts Online. I think that if you ground regular quinoa in a spice grinder or blender, you'd get a powder that might pass for what you ate in Peru when cooked.
I'll bet the recipe above would work well with quinoa flakes or ground up dry quinoa instead of cooked. As with cream of wheat, you'd have to stir constantly, and it would take less time to cook - Judith K., Savvy Veg
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