I found a bag of quinoa (keen-wah) in the pantry and decided I would try and experiment with a sweet breakfast quinoa, again. I have tried my hand at breakfast quinoa in the past but none of my experiments or attempts at pinterest pins have been keepers or blog worthy until now. Here's the difference... instead of just sweetening leftover quinoa, this breakfast quinoa is cooked in Almond Breeze Almondmilk and cinnamon and that gives it a depth of flavor and nutty sweetness that makes it delicious. If a cinnamon bun is calling your name in the AM, just say no and try this Cinnamon Breakfast Quinoa, a nutritional powerhouse, protein-packed source of magnesium, iron, fiber, calcium. A great way to start your day.
Shelly's Cinnamon Breakfast Quinoa
1/2 cup Quinoa, rinsed well
1/2 cup Almond Breeze Almondmilk Original (plus a little more for serving)
1/2 cup Water
1 teaspoon Cinnamon
2 Tablespoons Sweetener of your choice (agave, SF maple syrup, honey, SF coffee syrups)
Combine quinoa, Almond Breeze Almondmilk, cinnamon and sweetener (I used SF Vanilla Syrup) in a medium pot and bring just to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer, cover, and allow to cook for 15-20 minutes until most of the the milk has been absorbed. Fluff quinoa with a fork. Spoon into bowls (serves 3-4) and then have fun playing around with different toppings and mix-ins.
Some of my favorites:
"The PB&J" a splash of Almond Breeze Almondmilk, a teaspoon of peanut butter and a teaspoon of no sugar added jam.
"The Chunky Monkey" sliced banana, a few Blue Diamond Sea Salt Dark Chocolate Almonds, and a splash of Almond Breeze Almondmilk.
"The Chai Spice" a Tablespoon or 2 of chai protein powder mixed in and a splash of Almond Breeze Almondmilk.
"The Choco-Coconut" a Tablespoon or 2 of chocolate protein powder mixed in, a splash of Almond Breeze Almondmilk and a sprinkle of toasted coconut
This heats up great, so it's perfect to make on Sunday for a few days of quick weekday breakfasts. In an especially big rush? You don't even have to heat it up. It's delicious cold, a little stiff, just loosen it up again with almondmilk. P.S. My favorite version cold is "The Chai Spice."
Can't wait to hear about any fun flavor combos you come up with!
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