vegan breakfast quinoa

22Sep12

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Quinoa was one of those ingredients that I seemed to have a mental block around; I would eat it at potlucks and restaurants, and I would really enjoy it. But, somehow, I just never made it at home. Quinoa is actually a great ingredient to work with, and it is healthy, too! It is a whole grain with tons of nutrients and protein. Plus, it truly is easy to prepare and tasty. Here, I use quinoa in place of breakfast cereal or oatmeal. It had a nutty taste and a good mouth feel.

Vegan Breakfast Quinoa

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup quinoa, rinsed
  • 1 cup light coconut milk, plus 1/8 cup for garnish
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon agave
  • Raspberries, bananas, walnuts, for garnish

Instructions:

  1. Rinse quinoa.
  2. Combine quinoa, coconut milk, water and cinnamon in a medium-sized saucepan over medium-high heat.
  3. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to a simmer and cover.
  4. Cook for 10-15 minutes, until most of the liquid has cooked off and the quinoa is done.
  5. Serve in bowls with 2-3 tablespoons of coconut milk, 2-3 teaspoons agave and fresh fruit and nuts.
  6. Enjoy!
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