About two years ago I attended a Gluten Free event at Whole Foods. One of the sessions offered was a cooking class where a nutritionist whipped up a quick and yummy batch of quinoa for breakfast. Since I had always served quinoa as a side dish, I was very intrigued about the possibility of having it for breakfast.
It was simply delicious! The nutritionist added a bit of honey, vanilla and cinnamon when she cooked it, but I've added a few more of my favorites to the recipe below.
This is a perfect breakfast now that the cooler weather is approaching!
1 cup Quinoa
2 cups of brewed hot ginger tea (or you can substitute for another one of your favourite teas- Chai also adds some nice spice)
1/4 cup of walnuts
1/8 cup of raisins
1/8 cup chopped dried apple
pinch of cinnamon
honey to taste
4 tablespoons of ground flaxseed
In a saucepan, put quinoa, tea, walnuts, raisins and apple. Cover and cook according to package directions, typically 12-15 minutes over low heat. At the end, all of the tea should be absorbed into the quinoa.
Remove from stove and serve in 4 bowls. Sprinkle each bowl with a pinch of cinnamon, 1 tablespoon of ground flaxseed and let each person sweeten to their personal taste.