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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Serves: 2
Serving Size: 1/2 cup
Calories: 295 kcal
Fat: 5.5 g
Protein: 8.5 g
Fiber: 5.5 g

Ingredients

  • 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.

Instructions

  1. To a 3-quart saucepan add: Oat non-dairy beverage, vanilla bean (split, open scrape out seeds), cinnamon and quinoa.
  2. 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.
  3. Divide in 2 servings (~ 1/2 cup each) and top with nuts and raisins and cinnamon and honey if desired.

Notes

*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!

Nutrition label for Mediterranean Breakfast Bowl
https://food4healthrd.com/mediterranean-breakfast-bowl/

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