So, I got this new cookbook (Quinoa 365) and I’m kind of in love with it. I anticipate I will be posting many more recipes from it in the future, but for now, here is a fun alternative/addition to the morning breakfast oatmeal routine!
“This wholesome, hot breakfast cereal has the perfect combination of flavour and nutrients. You can substitute old-fashioned rolled oats for the quick-cooking oats: just add them to the mixture after seven minutes of cooking time. This recipe can easily be made in double or triple quantities.”
2/3 cup (160 ml) water
3 tbsp (45 ml) quinoa
2 tbsp (30 ml) quick-cooking rolled oats
1-2 tsp (5-10 ml) maple syrup, honey or brown sugar
1 1/2 tsp (7.5ml) flax (ground or whole seeds)
2 tbsp (30 ml) blueberries, fresh or frozen
milk, half and half cream or vanilla yogurt (optional)
Place the water and quinoa in a small saucepan, bring to a boil and cover. Reduce to a simmer and cook for 10 minutes. Stir in the oats, cover and continue to cook for another 5 minutes, until the oats are tender. Remove from the heat. Stir in the honey and flax. Fold in the blueberries and top with milk, cream or vanilla yogurt (if using). Serve immediately.