Quinoa for breakfast is not the typical. I truly feel like oatmeal is the huge winner of breakfast and quinoa displays up in salads for lunch or as the grain for dinner. The very first time I ever heard of quinoa becoming a breakfast foods it was at a minor restaurant in Nashville. I was visiting Trey (my then new boyfriend), and now, he is my husband. I nonetheless don’;t forget that breakfast. It truly is humorous how huge moments frequently show up so unannounced and seemingly mundane. I also remember I pronounced the word quinoa fairly incorrectly in front of him. This is a issue you must know about me-I’;m fairly certain I will be popular for it one day, but I find a way to mispronounce every little thing! It really is a illness!
Anyway. Breakfast quinoa. It really is awesome. This version is slightly sweet with crunch walnuts and coconut. The coconut is essential. If you have a morning sweet tooth, but crave some thing healthy, I cannot advise this adequate.
Coconut Breakfast Quinoa, serves one.
one cup coconut milk (or any milk you have on hand is okay)
1/2 cup quinoa (I employed regular and red)
2 tablespoons brown sugar (or maple syrup)
a small pinch of cinnamon
a tiny pinch of salt
2-3 tablespoons unsweetened coconut, toasted
2-3 tablespoons chopped walnuts, toasted
a splash of cream (or coconut milk if you want to keep it non-dairy)
a little handful of berries
Initial, rinse the quinoa properly. This assists to get that (at times) bitter edge off of it. In a small pot, heat the milk till nearly boiling. Pour in the quinoa, give it a very good stir and area the lid on best. Reduce the heat to a simmer and cook for 15 minutes. For the duration of the final 3 minutes of cooking get rid of the lid. When it truly is done cooking, stir in the cinnamon, salt and brown sugar. Taste and include a bit a lot more sweetener if you like.
While the quinoa is cooking toast the coconut and nuts in a dry pan for a number of minutes until brown.
Serve with a splash of cream. You can also easily double this recipe (no need to alter the cooking time) to serve 2. Happy breakfast! xo. Emma
Credits // Author and Photography: Emma Chapman