Quinoa Oatmeal

Quinoa is an ancient grain that has been used for thousands of years. It is one of nature’s super foods. It’s extremely rich in protein and high in fiber. Great for energy and cleaning out your pipes. πŸ˜‰

I love cooking with quinoa because it’s so versatile. You can replace any dish that contains rice with quinoa for a healthier option. It cooks roughly the same and it’s way better for you!

Occasionally I like to swap out my traditional oats and make quinoa oatmeal instead. This fills me up more than regular oatmeal. I love it because you can make it taste any way you want! Add as much fruit, spices, granola, nuts, seeds, you name it!

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I absolutely love using frozen blueberries! As they thaw the blueberry juice spreads into the oatmeal. Oh. My. God.

Ingredients used to make this recipe: (remember, get as creative as you want!):

  • 3/4 cup of quinoa
  • 1 cup of non-dairy milk
  • 1/4 cup of water (optional)
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp pumpkin spice
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt

Toppings:

  • granola with dried cranberries
  • frozen blueberries

Instructions:

  1. Rinse quinoa in a strainer before cooking.
  2. In a small pot, bring the almond milk to a boil. If almond milk isn’t your thing, feel free to use water. I like using almond milk because it allows the quinoa to soak up a bit more flavor.
  3. Reduce heat to a low medium. Add the quinoa and stir continuously. The almond milk tends to become thick when being cooked at high heat.
  4. Once the quinoa becomes a little creamy, add your desired spices and a pinch of salt. Depending on how you like your oatmeal you may need to add more almond milk and/or water. Keep stirring to prevent the quinoa from getting stuck to the bottom of the pot.
  5. Pour oatmeal in a bowl. You may want to add a touch of water or almond milk to make it extra creamy. Add your toppings and enjoy!

*Note: the nutrition label only contains the nutrition facts for the basic quinoa oatmeal; nutrition information on the toppings was not factored into the label.Β 

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