Monday, May 14, 2012

Quinoa Oat Porridge

While searching for a breakfast quinoa, I came across a recipe using multi-grains & quinoa. Considering I love my bowl of oats, I thought this would be a perfect breakfast meal with an interesting texture, and also being packed with protein, vitamins, and nutrients--keeping you satisfied all morning.

You can also just omit the oats and stick with quinoa, or even change-it-up with using steel cut oats. I made mine into Banana Bread Quinoa Oat Porrige, but really its just up to you which fixings you would like to mix in-- for instance, you could simply combine with any fruit, jams, or arrange of spices.

Quinoa Oat Porrige: (1 large or 2 small servings)
Adapted from: This Homemade Life
1/4 cup quinoa, rinsed
1/4 cup oats
3/4 cup water*
1/4 milk*
1-2 tsp chia seeds or flaxmeal (optional)
*For the liquid, you can easily opt for all water or all milk, or change-up the amounts to suit your liking.

In a small sauce pan, combine quinoa, chia seeds, water, milk. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover, and let simmer for 15 minutes or until most of the moisture has been absorbed. Remove from heat and stir in fixings. Adjust sweetener to your preference.

Banana Bread Quinoa Oat Porridge:
1 batch of Original Quinoa Oat Porrige (uncooked)
1 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp vanilla extract
dash of nutmeg
1 small banana, chopped
1 tsp brown sugar or maple syrup (I used Agave)
Additional Toppings:
chopped walnuts (I didn't because of allergies)
chocolate Chips
sliced Bananas

In a small sauce pan, combine quinoa, chia seeds, water, milk, vanilla, and spices Bring to a boilreduce heat, cover, and let simmer for 10 minutes, while the porridge is still wet add in chopped banana, and sugar,stirring to combine.  Cook for an additional 5 minutes or until most of the moisture has been absorbed. Remove from heat and add any additional toppings. Adjust sweetener to your preference.

Drizzled w/ Agave syrup, dash of milk, & few extra sliced bananas.

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