Jul 27, 2014

Summer Breakfast Quinoa Bowls


 

Of all the ways to eat quinoa, this is my favorite! Served as a warm cereal topped with fresh fruit and a drizzle of honey – it reminds me of eating a bowl of farina as a kid, memories I hold dear and near.


I cook the quinoa in almond milk sweetened with just a touch of brown sugar (you can use any sweetener or omit if you wish) and serve it with extra warmed milk on the side. That's just my preference, if you prefer your cereal thicker you can add less milk. Using almond milk makes this a great dairy-free, gluten-free breakfast option for people with allergies. 


And for a Fall inspired bowl of quinoa cereal, you can also try my Apples and cinnamon breakfast quinoa which is equally delicious!



Summer Breakfast Quinoa Bowls
Skinnytaste.com
Servings: 2 • Size: 1 bowl • Old Pts: 3 pts • Points+: 5 pts
Calories: 180 • Fat: 4 g • Carb: 36 g • Fiber: 4 g • Protein: 4.5 g • Sugar: 17 g
Sodium: 136 mg • Cholesterol: 0 mg

Ingredients:

  • 1 small peach, sliced
  • 1/3 cup uncooked quinoa, rinsed well
  • 2/3 + 3/4 cup Almond Breeze Original Unsweetened Almond Milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp brown sugar (or sweetener of your choice)
  • 12 raspberries
  • 14 blueberries
  • 2 teaspoons local honey

Directions:

In sauce pan cook combine quinoa and 2/3 cup almond milk, vanilla and brown sugar. Cook on medium heat and bring to boil for five minutes. Lower the heat to low and cover. Cook for 15 to 20 minutes, or until easily fluffs with a fork.

Meanwhile, heat a grill pan and spray with oil. Grill the peaches to bring out their sweetness 2 to 3 minutes; set aside. Warm the remaining almond milk.



Divide the cooked quinoa between 2 bowls then pour in warmed almond milk. Top with peaches, raspberries and blueberries and drizzle each with 1 teaspoon of honey.

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Blue Diamond Almond Breeze. I only share products I use in my own kitchen. I created this recipe and received compensation to do so.

33 comments :

  1. This looks so tasty!

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  2. What a great way of getting some protein into your breakfast! I make oatmeal every day because I love the combination of milk, honey/agave syrup, granola, and fresh fruit in my breakfast... I bet I would love the same combination with quinoa and it would make my breakfast a little healthier due to the protein!

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  3. Good recipe but do not use blue diamond brand almond milk! It has carrageenen:/ not so good ingredient! I suggest making your own or looking for an almond milk that doesn't have that ingredient in it. http://ohsheglows.com/2013/01/07/carrageenan-in-our-food/

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    1. I did extensive research on carageenan with a registered dietician; there are 2 kinds of carrageenan, native and degraded. The carrageenan that is used in the Almond Breeze formula is not to be confused with the degraded version that is chemically different. Hope that puts you at ease.

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    2. Here's an interesting article written by Carrots n Cake on the subject, again if I thought it was harmful I wouldn't eat it.

      http://carrotsncake.com/2013/06/whats-up-with-carrageenan-phytoestrogens.html

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    3. I wish I could find a heavy cream in the USA that is NOT thickened with carageenan! Not because I'm worried about its effects (hadn't heard about those concerns until I read these comments) but because I'd prefer the taste and texture of cream that is thickened naturally with a higher milk fat content. Even organic cream here has carageenen (which is derived from seaweed I think).

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  4. absolutely delicious!!!
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  5. This looks great! Peaches aren't in season here in Australia. Do you have any replacement suggestions?

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    1. I linked above to my apples and cinnamon quinoa, that should be perfect for you!

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  6. What brand of quinoa do you use? Mine isn't as "pearly"...or maybe I am over cooking it?

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    1. I use a little less liquid than the package calls for, it comes out perfect, not mushy.

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  7. This looks very delicious! (like everything on your site!!)

    i don't have time in the morning though to cook something for that long.

    is it possible to cook it and then in the morning reheat it and just add fruit?

    or how would you make this if you wanted to prepare it before hand? cook quinoa in the morning and then add milk?

    help please, you are an amazing cook :)

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    1. obviously i meant "cook quinoa in the morning and then add milk" :) lol

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    2. oh boy, how did i type that wrong TWICE?? cook quinoa in WATER and then add milk in the MORNING.

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    3. Monday is not my friend :)

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    4. Sure, as I do with oats I cook them in water and sugar if desired then refrigerate. Reheat the next day with milk and top with fruit. Enjoy!

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    5. Can you microwave quinoa? The kind I use (don't remember name) takes a long time on the stove.

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  8. Mighty heavens! This looks fantastic :D Beautiful photos :) I love how versatile quinoa is :) x

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  9. This is just lovely! Thanks for sharing this. I truly do not like quinoa and wish I did. Do you have a tip for making it taste less bitter? No matter how many times I soak and rinse it, I can't seem to get it to taste sweet like many people say it should. Thank you:)

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  10. Looks absolutely delicious! Never had quinoa for breakfast- seems like now it's a good time to try it! YUM!

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  11. I made this for breakfast, and I gotta say I liked it! The texture was foreign to me, but I loved how it is only slightly sweetened. I used strawberries in place of raspberries, and the sweet tartness of the peaches and berries was great. Thumbs up, Gina!

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  12. What brand Quinoa do you use? I've never tried it.

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  13. I LOVE grilling peaches on my grill pan! It's one of my favorites pieces in my kitchen!

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  14. I have never made mine with almond milk...always water. can you make with almond milk and store for a few days? Will it hold?

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    1. It only makes 2 servings, so I am sure it will be fine overnight.

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  15. This looks insanely delicious!

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  16. I eat quinoa most mornings for breakfast with fruit. I make mine with water then use milk after.

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  17. I'm with you Heather, I can't seem to get mine to taste sweet either, no matter how much I rinse. I use it in my salads and as a side dish but never for breakfast. PLEASE can some one tell me how you get it not to taste like dirt! I really want to replace my oatmeal!

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  18. you might find this article interesting- as a quinoa lover, it was definitely "food for thought:"
    http://www.motherjones.com/tom-philpott/2013/01/quinoa-good-evil-or-just-really-complicated

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  19. I followed the instructions exactly... and the quinoa comes out "crunchy"/hard... is this the right consistency? I never know with quinoa, if I should enjoy it or not, because of the consistency! lol!

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    1. I made this three times in a row, and each time it's like the quinoa did not cook. It was just milk and quinoa balls. I'm not sure what I did wrong. Any ideas?

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