06.18.14

BREAKFAST QUINOA RECIPE

get ready for a super easy recipe that is going to kick oatmeal’s butt!  it’s quick, it’s easy and it’s good for you. ok, enough said.

what you’ll need:

• 2 cups almond breeze (you can use vanilla flavored if you want an extra hit of vanilla!)
• 1 cup quinoa
• 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
• pinch of salt

and for the toppings, well, the toppings are really up to you. this time around we used peaches, raspberries, blueberries, pomegranate seeds, honey and pink salt . . . but that was because i was showing off. the possibilities are endless, so just have fun with that part.

now let’s cook up that quinoa: 

combine the quinoa, almond breeze and salt into a saucepan over med/high heat and bring to a boil. then lower the heat to med/low, cover and simmer for about 15 minutes. keep an eye on the quinoa and milk during this time make sure it is actually just simmering and not boiling. after 15 minutes a good amount of the almond breeze should be absorbed.

now add the cinnamon and vanilla extract and stir.  you can continue to let the mixture simmer, with the lid off until all of the milk is absorbed. should be about 20 minutes total, but the results may vary a bit so just keep an eye on it.

we served, topped and ate this delicious treat right away (and it wasn’t even breakfast time), so you could do the same  if you like to plan ahead, you could absolutely cook the quinoa the night before and store in the fridge and either eat it cold the next morning, or heat it in the microwave for 30 seconds or so. regardless, it will be delicious.  don’t forget to have fun with those toppings! - jen

(photos and recipe by jen gotch for designlovefest – want more food posts? click here! this post is in partnership with almond breeze. all opinions are my own.)

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  • 1. 204 Park  |  June 18th, 2014 at 9:23 am

    ooh this sounds delish – i’ve necer tried quinoa this way before, can’t wait to try this! Xo, D

  • 2. Allywan  |  June 18th, 2014 at 10:28 am

    This looks tasty. I might go nuts and use the coconut almond milk. FANCY.

  • 3. jen  |  June 18th, 2014 at 11:28 am

    good luck with your blog.

  • 4. Sarah  |  June 18th, 2014 at 11:41 am

    This looks sooo good! I’ve been on a quinoa kick lately so I definitely have to make this.
    xx Sarah

  • 5. Sara  |  June 18th, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    I will for sure be making this soon. Looks so delish!

  • 6. Sydney McFerron  |  June 18th, 2014 at 12:14 pm

    This looks amazing! I’m definitely going to try this out! Thanks

    narwhal kisses,
    Sydney
    indie-and-co.com

  • 7. Kendall  |  June 18th, 2014 at 12:34 pm

    Is the vanilla extract not included in your ingredients? How much did you end up using?

  • 8. cheyenne  |  June 18th, 2014 at 2:22 pm

    yum, looks delicious!
    xo, cheyenne

  • 9. KATERINA  |  June 18th, 2014 at 11:45 pm

    healthy it is, I’m sure it’s delicious too! This made me hungry!

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  • 11. Mom Loves to Cook  |  June 19th, 2014 at 7:00 am

    You may wish to remind readers/cooks to wash that quinoa to remove its bitter taste.
    Mom

  • 12. Kailani  |  June 19th, 2014 at 9:15 pm

    such pretty photography! love the ombre effect.

  • 13. Ashley  |  June 24th, 2014 at 5:53 pm

    Have all the ingredients and ready for tomorrow’s breakfast now!

  • 14. Chelsea Gilliland  |  June 27th, 2014 at 6:59 am

    This recipe is killer. I’ve loved eating this this week with the amazing summer peaches we have in GA right now!

  • 15. Bailey  |  July 4th, 2014 at 7:07 pm

    I’m obsessed with breakfast quinoa – yours sounds and looks delicious!

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