(Recipe can be found on the site Camille Styles here.)
Step by Step Instructions:
This awesome Quinoa Berry Breakfast Bowl comes together with the following ingredients: Steel Cut Oats, Quinoa, Milk (Almond Milk for me), Maple Syrup, a Vanilla Bean, Salt, and your favorite toppings. I choose fresh Blackberries, Raspberries, and Sliced Almonds.
In a large saucepan, add 3 cups of water, 3/4 cup of steel cut oats, and a pinch of salt. Turn the heat to high so that it comes to a boil.
While the oats cook the next step is to rinse your quinoa. Don’t skip this part, because these are seeds and need a good rinse. Just put it in a fine mesh strainer and rinse it for about a minute under running water and set aside to drain.
Once the oats and water are boiling…
…turn the heat to low and partially cover the bowl. My way of partially covering is to use my pan with steam vents in the lid. 🙂 Then cook for 15 minutes.
Once the oats have cooked, add the quinoa to the mixture and stir. Then partially cover the pan again and cook for an additional 10 minutes.
While the quinoa is cooking, grab your vanilla bean pod and a paring knife. Cut through the first layer of the pod and use the back of your knife to scrape out the beans or “caviar”. Here’s a close up of the delicious stuff. If you don’t have a vanilla bean, then vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract will work.
Once the 10 minutes is up, add 1/2 cup of milk and the vanilla to the pan.
Then stir it up and cover it (partially) again and simmer for a final 10 minutes.
Here is the oatmeal and quinoa mixture after cooking. At this point, give it a good stir and serve it up. You should get a good 3-4 portions out of it. Top it with your favorite fruit (I went with blackberries and raspberries), some nuts for crunch like sliced almonds, and some maple syrup drizzled over for good measure! Then dive in and enjoy! Happy breakfasting!
Makes about 3-4 Servings
3/4 cup Steel Cut Oats
pinch of Salt
1/4 cup Quinoa
3 cups Water
3/4 cup Milk of your choice (I used almond milk, but choose your favorite)
1 Vanilla Bean (or 1/2 tsp vanilla extract)
2 tbsp Maple Syrup
Possible toppings: pomegranate seeds, blackberries, raspberries, strawberries, toasted sliced almonds, hemp seeds (or try sliced banana, dried cherries or raisins, walnuts or pistachios.)
1. Begin by grabbing a large sauce pan and adding the oats, water, and salt to it. Turn the heat to high and bring the oats to a boil. Once boiling, reduce the heat to low and simmer for 15 minutes without stirring. You’ll want to cover the pan partially, so I used a lid that had steam vents in it.
2. While the oats cook, rinse the quinoa in a fine mesh strainer. Let the water run over it for about a minute. This improves the taste of the quinoa quite a bit.
3. One the oats have cooked 15 minutes, add in the quinoa and stir everything up. Then cover (partially) again and simmer for another 10 minutes.
4. After 10 minutes, add 1/2 cup of the milk and the caviar (or seeds) from the vanilla bean to the pan. Stir the mixture again and simmer it for another 10 minutes.
5. The quinoa and oats mixture is all done at this point. Serve it immediately and top with your favorite berries, maple syrup, and some almonds or your favorite nuts to add that needed crunch.