Quinoa Oatmeal

 

I love making a batch of quinoa oatmeal at the beginning of the week and having an easy ready-made breakfast throughout the week.  I usually grab a tupperware in the morning, clumsily throw in a few toppings, and dash out the door and eat the oatmeal at my desk at work.

Easy Quinoa Oatmeal Recipe | gluten free | dairy free | healthy breakfast | meal prep

One of my favorite things about oatmeal is that you can easily change out the toppings and make it either sweet or savory, depending on your mood.

Friendly Diets: Vegan, Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free

Leftover Apple Crumble Quinoa Oatmeal

**Quinoa Oatmeal adapted from Thug Kitchen

Ingredients:

**serves 4

Quinoa Oatmeal:

  • ½ cup quinoa
  • 1 cup gluten free oats (Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Rolled Oats)
  • 4 cups water
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ cup unsweetened coconut almond milk blend (any non dairy milk is fine)
  • 2 TSP of maple syrup (to taste)

Toppings:

  • Handful of frozen strawberries (thawed)
  • ½ banana (sliced)
  • Handful of almonds
  • Handful of raisins
  • Pinch of cinnamon
  • Pinch of nutmeg

Instructions:

  1. Take out your handful of frozen strawberries from the freezer and let them thaw
  2. Pour 4 cups of water and a pinch of salt  into a pot, bring to boil
  3. Rinse your quinoa, if your quinoa needs to be rinsed
  4. Pour quinoa into pot, bring the heat down to a simmer and cover
  5. Simmer for 10 minutes
  6. Add the oatmeal to the pot and let simmer for an additional 10 minutes
  7. While the oatmeal and quinoa simmer, cut your now thawed frozen strawberries in halves and chop half a banana into thin slices
  8. When the quinoa and oatmeal have absorbed all the water and it has a mushy consistency like oatmeal (you know what consistency oatmeal is supposed to have), add in the coconut almond milk blend and stir while leaving it on simmer heat for an additional 2 minutes  
  9. Add maple syrup to taste, I add anywhere from a teaspoon to a table spoon, because the fruit on top will make it taste sweet, so you don’t need that much
  10. Arrange the raisins, almonds, banana, and strawberries on top of the oat meal
  11. Finish with a pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg over top the bananas
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