Thursday, May 7, 2015

Quinoa Banana Breakfast Bowl




Happy Thursday, friends!  Today, I am sharing a recipe for a yummy quinoa breakfast bowl, topped with banana, honey and cinnamon.  I used to think quinoa could only be eaten for lunch or dinner, but when Taylor and I were in Highlands last month, I tried a quinoa breakfast bowl at a local cafe and loved it!  If you're a quinoa fan and haven't tried it sweetened - I highly recommend it!



Quinoa Banana Breakfast Bowl:
  • 1 cup quinoa
  • 2 cups sweetened almond milk
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 banana, sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
Instructions:
Rinse quinoa under water, using a fine strainer to drain.  In a medium pot, heat almond milk over medium heat until warm.  Add quinoa, cover pot and simmer over low-medium heat until the majority (but, not all!) of the almond milk has been absorbed (25 - 30 min).  After most almond milk has been absorbed, remove from heat and stir in honey, cinnamon and about half of your banana slices.  Gently mix together and you're good to go!  I topped my bowl with a few extra banana slices, more cinnamon and a drizzle of honey. 


This recipe yields 4 small servings, so I am definitely looking forward to making it ahead of time for an easy breakfast option during the week.  


Thanks for stopping by!  What are your favorite ways to have quinoa for breakfast?

Love,
Aly 


3 comments:

  1. Oh Yum! This looks so good- I've actually been meaning to try making a breakfast made with quinoa. I'll have to try this out!!

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  2. Me too, I thought of it as a lunch or dinner 'thing' but breakfast? It never occured to me...So learned something new today...

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    1. I promise it is really tasty sweetened :)

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