I’m so excited to be home and back to creating new recipes for you guys! I know that’s why you’re here visiting my blog anyways : ). I think that my favorite meal of the day is breakfast, and since I often get bored of the same breakfast over and over again, I’m always creating new things. Today’s recipe is a similar to traditional oatmeal, but instead using quinoa as the whole grain. Nutritionally renowned for its protein content, quinoa makes an excellent addition for vegan and vegetarian dishes. But it’s not just the protein content that is so special, it’s the type of protein. Quinoa contains the perfect balance of all nine essential amino acids! No wonder it’s considered a “superfood!”
I am in desperate need of some new props for my blog! I realized that I don’t have any fun bowls or utensils since my kitchen is all black and white. I like to call it the Chanel kitchen haha. Time to add some color! Prop shopping will be happening this weekend. For now, my favorite cow creamer is making his debut!
Cinnamon Raisin Breakfast Quinoa
1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk (or nonfat dairy milk)
1/4 cup dry uncooked quinoa
1/4 cup raisins
2 Tbsp sliced almonds
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp cinnamon
Combine milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and quinoa in a small saucepan. Bring the mixture to a boil. Once it reaches a boil, lower heat and cover for 10-15 minutes until the milk has been soaked up. While quinoa is cooking, place raisins in a small bowl of water and let them soak. After quinoa has finished cooking, strain the plump raisins from water and add to quinoa along with the almonds. Serve hot.
Note: I think the light sweetness of the raisins is perfect with the quinoa, but if you like a sweeter breakfast you can add half a tablespoon of agave or honey to the quinoa and milk while it’s cooking.
The Rabbit Food Pyramid Breakdown
Whole Grain: quinoa
Plant Based Fat: almonds
GinaSeptember 5, 2013 at 11:04 pm (10 years ago)
Breakfast is my favourite meal too! I never thought of using quinoa for breakfast, I cannot wait to make this.
Jojo @ RunFastEatLotsSeptember 6, 2013 at 2:52 am (10 years ago)
Welcome back! Can’t wait to hear about your adventures 😉
Mm quinoa is a great alternative breakfast grain. I like that light nutty flavor it has.
KristenSeptember 14, 2013 at 6:53 am (10 years ago)
This was a perfect breakfast! I can’t wait to try your other recipes! You are such an inspiration to me. I too was overweight as a child on up & have tried every diet imaginable. I just thought I had to accept myself as overweight because this is all I have known from the time I was little. I just did the Daniel fast this summer and have been plant based ever since. I also found out I am sensitive to gluten. This means more cooking/baking on my part. I love that the recipes that I have looked at only make 1 serving. I am looking forward to following your plan & overcoming what I thought wasn’t possible. Thank you!
jackie reinigOctober 29, 2013 at 10:00 pm (9 years ago)
has my mother read this one? I did sneak quinoa into our turkey vegetable soup tonight. Allan was non the wiser!
CatherineOctober 30, 2013 at 2:51 pm (9 years ago)
Hahaha! So proud Jackie!!!