5 Minute Warm Quinoa Cereal
I don’t know about you all, but I love a quick and easy breakfast! The thought of spending more than 10 minutes making breakfast is just too much for me, as I’m one of those people that wakes up hungry, or should I say hangry. That’s why I love this warm quinoa cereal, as it takes under 5 minutes to make and is perfect for those busy and cool fall and winter mornings. Who knew quinoa could work as a breakfast cereal? If you’re bored of the same old oatmeal for breakfast, then give quinoa a try.
Last week I posted the recipe for perfectly cooked quinoa, and I told you all that I would give you plenty of uses for it, and this 5 minute warm quinoa cereal is one of them. This is a base recipe, so feel free to add whatever toppings appeal to you. Also, if you make this, please take a photo and tag me on instagram. I’ll share your photo in my stories. Come on, let’s have fun with this!
Quinoa is a great way to start the day, as it’s naturally gluten-free, high in protein (one cup quinoa provides 8 grams), is richer in calcium than milk, and an important plant source of all nine essential amino acids. Quinoa is also high in fiber (one cup quinoa provides 5 grams) good source of antioxidants, manganese, and iron.
You could also save yourself some time and eat this cold. Steve actually prefers this quinoa cereal cold, he just adds the quinoa, milk, cinnamon and maple syrup to a bowl, gives it a good stir and then adds his toppings.
Below I added some sautéed strawberries, coconut flakes and Manuka honey to my warm quinoa.
I have so many quinoa recipes on the blog, so feel free to check them out.
I also have some awesome breakfast ideas for those of you that are new to my website. Breakfast is one of my favorite meals of the day, and I like to jam pack it with goodies. Below are a few of my favorites to get you started.
Overnight refrigerator steel cut oats with chia and strawberries. I take this breakfast with me to Tahoe, as it can be made ahead in cute little jars for an on-the-go breakfast.
I make these easy overnight steel cut oats at least once a week, as they require 3 ingredients; steel cut oats, water and salt. They also take under 5 minutes to make the night before. This is also a great travel breakfast if you’re heading to an airbnb or vacation home, because you can take the oats and salt with you, and all you need is a big pot and water.
Here’s another fall and winter staple that Steve loves. Hot quinoa and oat cereal with goji berries. You can actually prep all the dry ingredients in a jar to take with you if you travel to an airbnb or rental, and all you need to do is add water.
One last one. I make this 5 minute hot quinoa cereal when I don’t have cooked quinoa on hand, as it uses quinoa flakes. This is another quick and easy breakfast.