You can probably tell by now that I’m both a quinoa fan and a breakfast-a-holic. But truth be told, I’ve never combined the two before…eating quinoa for breakfast, that is. But why the heck couldn’t you? I mean quinoa takes on the flavors in a dish, so it just makes sense. So when I found this Quinoa Berry Breakfast Bowl I knew the time had come and I had to try the sweeter side of quinoa.
So maybe you’re asking yourself, why Kelli, why are you doing this dish now? You just made pancakes a few weeks back, can’t you change it up? Well friends, this recipe was too yummy to wait on. I’m an oatmeal lover…can’t help it. I grew up on the stuff, and this blows all other oatmeal recipes away. You’ve got steel cut oats and quinoa that make up the base of the dish, and it just gets better from there. Don’t worry all you carnivores, I will have some meat-filled dishes coming soon…I realize it’s been a few weeks…my apologies!
Essentially you start off by cooking your steel cut oats. Then partway through add in the quinoa and keep on cooking. In goes milk and vanilla. Finally it’s all cooked and fabulous. Serve it up and top with whatever you’d prefer. I went with blackberries, raspberries, and slivered almonds. I definitely say add some crunch whether it’s almonds, your favorite nuts, or pomegranate seeds. Then bananas, strawberries, etc…get creative! I added a splash of milk and some maple syrup and devoured.
Devoured is not inaccurate at all…this was so very good! Plus it was healthy, and light, and great for non-breakfast meals. (Honestly I never ate it at breakfast…cuz that’s how I roll.) You’ll get 3-4 servings out of this, and I can attest that it heats up really well the next day.
I’m pretty excited to have this recipe in my arsenal. It was perfect to fill me up and kind of a cozy yet healthy dish if you get my drift. Hey, it’s the little things, okay?!
Can’t wait for you to try this one! Click here for the recipe and step by step instructions!