Getting a bit tired of oatmeal? Try this yummy quinoa breakfast bowl. Quinoa, although not technically a grain presents like one. In this recipe, the vanilla bean, cinnamon and raisins will add natural sweetness. The other good news is that quinoa is a complete protein so it contains all of the essential amino acids our bodies need.
Mediterranean Breakfast Bowl
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1/2 cup quinoa (any kind, rinse & drain)
1 cup Oat non-dairy beverage
1 vanilla bean
1/8 tsp cinnamon
2 Tbsp sliced almonds
2 Tbsp raisins
*Optional - additional dash of cinnamon and drizzle honey.
To a 3-quart saucepan add: Oat non-dairy beverage, vanilla bean (split, open scrape out seeds), cinnamon and quinoa.
Bring to a boil and then simmer until all liquid absorbed, ~ 15-30 minutes. *Time will vary depending on you stovetop and the amount of quinoa you use.
Divide in 2 servings (~ 1/2 cup each) and top with nuts and raisins and cinnamon and honey if desired.
*Any non-dairy beverage or milk can be used in place of the oat beverage, however, the oat adds a really nice unique flavor.
*Try chopped dates or apricots in place of raisins
*1/2 cup fresh berries can also replace raisins
*Leftovers will keep in the refrigerator for a couple of days (just warm up when ready to eat)
*Note - most packages of quinoa say liquid should be absorbed in ~10-15 minutes. I find that is takes closer to 30 minutes!
copyright 2018 Wendy Kaplan, MS, RDN, CDN