I saw this breakfast quinoa recipes in the most recent CookingLight magazine and after reading the reviews by the kids, I thought I should make it for my kids and see what they say.
Although my kids eat a lot of one-pot meals that have quinoa in them, I haven’t made sweet quinoa dishes as yet. This recipe was flexible enough that everyone could add their own toppings to it.
To get the kids excited for the new recipe, I first read the reviews from the kids. What other kids have to say about anything really matter to kids. I know whenever I say – “Simone said it was delicious”, my 3 year old is more inclined to give a dish a first taste test.
After reading the kid reviews in the magazine, the kids were willing to give the breakfast quinoa a try. And it did not disappoint.
This recipe was easy to make, it’s just like Oatmeal. With one exception though, you have to wash the quinoa thoroughly or you will never eat it again. If quinoa is not washed properly it leaves a soapy bitter taste in your mouth.
(Recipe adapted from CookingLight.com)
- ½ cup uncooked qunioa
- ½ cup light Almond milk
- 2 tablespoon water
- 1 tablespoon light brown sugar
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ¼ cup flaked unsweetened coconut
- 1 cup blueberries
- 1 cup sliced banana
- ) Preheat the oven to 400F.
- ) Place quinoa in a fine sieve, and place the sieve in a large bowl. Cover quinoa with water. Using your hands, rub the grains together for 30 seconds, rinse and drain quinoa. Repeat the procedure twice. Drain well. Combine quinoa, almond milk, 2 tablespoons water, brown sugar, and salt in a medium saucepan, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed, stirring occasionally. Stir mixture constantly during the last 2 minutes of cooking.
- ) While quinoa cooks, spread flaked coconut in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake at 400F for 5 minutes or until golden brown.
- ) Place about ½ cup quinoa mixture in each of 4 bowls. Top each serving with ¼ cup blueberries, ¼ cup banana slices and 1 tablespoon toasted coconut. Serve warm.
Verdict — The kids liked it. They approved rotating quinoa porridge with Oatmeal for breakfasts.