A Comforting Quinoa Breakfast Cereal, to Warm Your Bones!

Want a hot and healthy breakfast in 5-minutes that is a lighter tasting than oatmeal, and just as nutritious? Ever since I discovered quinoa flakes several years ago now, they have served as my favorite morning cereal, especially during the fall and winter months. On their own, the flavor of quinoa flakes is nothing to crow about. But if you add in some nut butter, plant based milk (for creaminess) a dab of butter, some spices, maple syrup and fruit, you've got yourself a gourmet treat!

Cereal Ingredients:

  • 2 cup plant based milk (oat, rice, almond, or coconut, etc.)

  • 2/3 cup quinoa flakes (Try www.nuts.com )

  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon powder (plus a 1/4 t. cardamom powder; opt.)

  • 2 tsp. organic peanut butter powder (Or stir in 2 tsp. any nut butter)

  • Half of a fresh, ripe banana, mashed

  • 1 t. vanilla flavoring

  • 2 T. maple syrup

  • 2 T. butter (or spice- flavored ghee)

Toppings: Fruit slices, chopped pecans, walnuts, or hemp seeds, chocolate chips

How to Make: In a sauce pot, heat the milk on high heat. Stir in the quinoa flakes. Lower the heat to medium, and cook for about 5 more minutes, stirring frequently. When the mixture starts to thicken, stir in the nut powder or nut butter, as well as the other ingredients. Serve hot in bowls. Add an additional drizzle of maple syrup, milk, and toppings, to each bowl. Makes about 3-4 servings.

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