Healthy Breakfast Quinoa with Blueberries and Bananas

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Healthy Breakfast Quinoa with Blueberries and Bananas | 31Daily.com

Breakfast Quinoa with blueberries and bananas is a healthy start to any morning. So satisfyingly delicious with cinnamon, brown sugar, and vanilla. Topped with sweet fresh fruit and nuts and drizzled with maple syrup or honey.

Packed with protein and nutrients, it’s a hearty, gluten-free breakfast porridge you will love.

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WHAT IS QUINOA?

Quinoa (pronounced KEEN-wah) originates in the South American Andes. And while many think quinoa is a grain, it’s really a seed derived from the flowering Chenopodium quinoa plant.

HOW TO COOK WITH QUINOA

Quinoa is typically simmered, similar to preparing rice and often added to savory dishes like salads, casseroles, and soups. But it is exceptional as a side dish as well. 

When serving quinoa as a healthy breakfast alternative, it’s slowly cooked in a mixture of water, milk, brown sugar and cinnamon. And that’s when the magic happens and transforms this versatile seed into a rich and healthy porridge. So satisfying and delicious. A great alternative to equally delicious oatmeal. 

For a non-dairy option, breakfast quinoa is also delicious cooked with almond milk or coconut milk.

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Healthy Breakfast Quinoa with Blueberries and Bananas

Healthy Breakfast Quinoa with Blueberries and Bananas | 31Daily.com

Breakfast Quinoa with blueberries and bananas is a healthy start to any morning. So satisfyingly delicious with cinnamon, brown sugar, and vanilla. Topped with sweet fresh fruit and nuts and drizzled with maple syrup or honey.

  • Author: Stephanie Wilson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 2-4 servings
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Cook
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

1 cup water
1-1/2 cups milk (cow, almond or coconut)
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 cup quinoa, rinsed well

Toppings:

milk (cow, almond or coconut)
blueberries
banana slices
nuts (walnuts, almonds, pecans…)
drizzle of honey or maple syrup

Instructions

In a medium, heavy bottom saucepan, combine the water, 1-1/2 cups milk, vanilla, quinoa, and salt. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat; stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low; cover with a vented lid and simmer for 15 minutes. Stir occasionally as needed.

Stir in the brown sugar and cinnamon. Cover again with a vented lid and cook for another 5 minutes or until most of the liquid has absorbed. Stir as needed. Spoon the quinoa into bowls, top with milk, blueberries, banana slices, nuts and a drizzle of honey or maple syrup if desired.

Notes

While this recipe uses uncooked quinoa served warm, you could definitely use cold, already cooked quinoa stored in the refrigerator. Add toppings and enjoy a cool, refreshing, and healthy breakfast!

Nutrition

  • Calories: 265 calories

Keywords: Breakfast Quinoa, Healthy Breakfast Recipes, Breakfast Quinoa with Blueberries

Healthy Breakfast Quinoa with Blueberries and Bananas | 31Daily.com

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Stephanie Wilson is an author, blogger, publisher, and former television news writer and producer. She lives in the Puget Sound area with her family.

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