Tuesday, April 12, 2022

Quinoa "Oatmeal" - A Delicious Breakfast Cereal

Breakfast, Blueberries, Strawberries

Do you like to eat oatmeal for breakfast but sometimes just get tired of it and want to switch it up? It turns out that you can make a wonderful easy hot breakfast cereal from quinoa (pronounced Keen-wah). read more

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Like oatmeal, quinoa is quick and easy to make and is very versatile. 
Top it with any kind of berry or fruit, cinnamon, maple syrup or whatever you like. 

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red quinoa

I use the white variety of quinoa for cereal
Quinoa comes in 3 colors. 
There is a white quinoa, a red quinoa, and a mixed color quinoa. 

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White quinoa 

Although any of the variety of quinoa colors can be made into a porridge breakfast cereal, I prefer the taste of the white variety because it seems lighter to me. If you like a heartier cereal, try the mixed colors.

Quinoa, Andean Millet, Colorful, Vegan
multi color quinoa 

Quinoa Wash Needs to Be Washed Well 
Quinoa needs to be washed well before cooking it. The seeds contain a coating that can be bitter if not washed well. I usually soak my seeds for a few minutes, and stir them around, and discard the water before washing them again in a colander. 

Nutritional Value of 1 cup cooked Quinoa
8 grams of protein 
5 grams of fiber
Good source of minerals 
Naturally Gluten-Free and vegan

As you can see, quinoa has a significant amount of protein for a grain and it's a complete protein meaning it contains all the amino acids. It is also a good source of valuable fiber, helping your reach the suggested quota of about 26-36 grams per day ( for women depending on age- older requires the lesser number) 

1 cup of quinoa, washed well and drained
1 cups of almond milk or any milk of your choice
1 cup of water 
1 banana, sliced and divided between 2 cereal bowls
1 tablespoon of chopped walnuts or slivered almonds per bowl
optional: 1 teaspoon of maple syrup/per bowl
optional: Any fruit or berries of choice

Add the washed quinoa, almond milk and water to a saucepan. Bring to a boil and then simmer covered for about 7 minutes. Remove from heat and pour into 2 bowls or 3 bowls. Top with sliced banana, chopped walnuts and maple syrup if you choose (I did not).

If you are just going to serve just 1 bowl, save the other two bowls for the next two days. Just warm it up before eating or adding fruit. 

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Some Of My Other Delicious Quinoa Recipes

Asian Quinoa Salad (hearty and great for company or pot-lucks)
10 Best Quinoa Recipes  (10 great recipes) 

My Notes: 

Quinoa "oatmeal" is great for Passover 

Why am I suggesting it would be good to make quinoa cereal instead of oatmeal during Passover? 

Regular Oatmeal is one of the grains that observant Jews restrict from eating during the Passover holiday. It is considered "Chametz" and is given up for the 8 days. 

However, quinoa is not actully a grain. It is technically a seed that is considered permissible to eat on Passover by most standards. So substituting quinoa oatmeal for oat oatmeal is a good choice during Passover. 

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  1. It looks like a great breakfast to wake up to, with lots of berries of course :-)

  2. I cannot stomach oatmeal but I could eat quinoa like that. Hmmm… Thank you…as usual!

  3. I do like oatmeal, but you're right: Sometimes I get tired of it! This is such a great alternative. Super recipe -- thanks.

  4. Love your breakfast!....quinoa is one of my favorites....for every meal!!.....Abrazotes, Marcela

  5. Those berries are beautiful! As are the marigolds (they're one of my favorite flowers). Believe it or not, I still haven't hopped aboard the quinoa train. Maybe someday . . . and definitely with cinnamon! :)

  6. This is a great tip. I like oatmeal for breakfast but sometimes get bored.

  7. Thank you for your sweet visit. I just had oatmeal this morning. I have never tried quinoa for breakfast. Thanks for the idea. Happy Easter.

  8. Wonderful thought to eat quinoa for breakfast. Thanks for the simple, colorful, and tasty idea.

  9. I'm a huge fan of oatmeal, and I'm also a huge fan of quinoa, so I guess I'm going to love this!

  10. Love oatmeal! great idea to add quinoa. have to try this soon.

  11. I do like the look of the fruit on your first photograph ...

    All the best Jan

  12. I would have never thought to use quinoa for breakfast cereal! What a great idea.

  13. A very healthy and delish breakfast cereal.

    Love the idea.

  14. Hello again! I just wanted to say thanks for your comment on my Easter post. I smiled when you mentioned the Easter Bonnet song. It's a favorite of my mom's (a retired teacher), and I was most definitely thinking about it when I wrote that post! :)

  15. This is a great idea for Pesach! I would never have thought to have quinoa for breakfast. I have never washed mine, but will take your advice the next time I make it and see if there is a difference.


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