Quinoa Breakfast Cereal
Published Mar 06 2014 in breakfast quinoa, Category_Real Food Recipes>Breakfast, dessert quinoa, healthy breakfast, hot quinoa, how to make quinoa, how to make quinoa breakfast cereal, popular, quinoa, quinoa for breakfast, quinoa with coconut milk, sweet quinoa
Fun Facts about QuinoaQuinoa is grown at a high elevation of 10,000-20,000 feet above sea level, and can withstand climates that receive less than 8 inches of rain per year. Most quinoa is organic (I have yet to find Quinoa that isn’t organic.) Quinoa is a complete protein, meaning it contains all eight essential amino acids. Because it is high in protein, it is a great source of non-animal protein for vegetarians. Quinoa is low on the glycemic index and is a complex carbohydrate, so sugars digest slowly, giving you energy throughout the day (making it a great first meal of the day.) Quinoa is a seed, not a grain or a grass, and is related to the chard, spinach and beet family. Quinoa is gluten-free. Unlike fortified breakfast cereals which contain synthetic vitamins and minerals, quinoa is naturally high in vitamins and minerals, so no need to fortify this hot, quinoa breakfast cereal.
- 2 Cups Coconut Milk or Almond Milk (I prefer coconut milk for this recipe)
- 1 Cup Quinoa
- 2 tbsp Honey
- 1 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract
- 1/3 Cup Dried Cranberries (raisins or currants are good substitutes)
- 1 Cup Fresh Berries (optional)
- 1/4 tsp Cinnamon (plus more for serving)
- Pinch of Nutmeg
- Pinch of salt
- Rinse the quinoa in cold water.
- In a pot, combine milk, quinoa and a pinch of salt and bring to a boil.
- Once it has reached boiling point, reduce heat to low and simmer for 15 min.
- Remove from heat, keeping covered for 5 min.
- Next, stir in honey, vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg and cranberries
- Serve hot with extra milk, honey, cinnamon and fresh berries.