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an Oatmeal Alternative

By Chocolateandoranges
I decided to shake things up a bit today and try something different for breakfast - quinoa!  I've been loving it as a rice alternative in savory dishes and ran across this 'quinoa porridge' recipe that I knew I had to try it.  
an oatmeal alternative
I did things slightly differently and did dates instead of the cranberries and raisins, added some vanilla, and then added bananas and blueberries at the end.  I also stirred in some chia seeds.  For some reason (let's blame it on the time change) I kept forgetting to add things at the right time so I didn't add the cinnamon until after the initial simmer time, and I had to stir in the bananas and blueberries rather than putting them artfully on the top since I forgot to stir in the yogurt and honey first.  
This tasted pretty good although I'm not sure that I'd add blueberries next time - the porridge seems to go better with more creamy and less tart tastes.  I'll definitely be giving it another try though to mix things up a bit from the usual oatmeal, although to be honest I love the oatmeal more. :)
I also had my first boil over situation on the new ceramic cooktop with this recipe and am happy to report that it cleaned up beautifully!
Ingredients:
  • 50g (little less than a half cup) uncooked quinoa
  • 1 cup so delicious coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 chopped up dried date
  • cinnamon to taste
  • 1 tbsp walnuts
  • splash of vanilla extract
  • 1-2 tbsp yogurt
  • honey to taste
  • other additions as desired (I used chia seeds, banana, and blueberries)
Directions:
  • Simmer quinoa, cinnamon, 1/2 cup water, and 1/2 cup milk for about 12 minutes until most of the liquid is absorbed
  • Add remaining 1/2 cup milk, dates, vanilla, and walnuts and simmer until desired consistency is reached (~5 minutes)
  • Stir in honey and yogurt
  • Add any other desired toppings & enjoy!


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