One of my favorite ways to add quinoa to my diet? This here breakfast quinoa maple porridge.
This breakfast quinoa recipe is delicious, easy to make, and packed with healthy nutrients.
As a whole, I am a huge fan of quinoa. I eat this pseudo-cereal on the weekly — it’s just so versatile. Serve it as a simple side dish, add it to your raw veggie bowl, include it in soups, smoothies, cookies, etc. The list is endless!
Health Benefits of Quinoa
Though technically a seed, quinoa is classified as a whole grain. This whole grain, or psuedo-cereal, is a great source of complete plant protein and fiber. For instance, one cup of cooked quinoa provides about 8 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber and packed with iron, magnesium, folate, thiamin, and B-Vitamins.
Quinoa also contains large amounts of flavonoids, including quercetin and kaempferol, which have been shown to have anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, anti-cancer, and anti-depressant effects in animal studies. Needless to say, quinoa is packed with numerous health benefits.
Breakfast Quinoa Recipe
Because I eat quinoa on the regular I am always looking for simple and tasty new ways to incorporate this whole grain into my diet. Too much of the same thing gets to be a bit boring, am I right? Seeing that I am a huge fan of oatmeal and maple syrup for breakfast I decided to get creative swap out the oats for quinoa. This simple switcheroo did not disappoint, this has become one of my favorite breakfasts!
It’s filling, tasty, and if you cook quinoa ahead of time (which I highly recommend), takes less than 5 minutes to put together.
Maple Quinoa Porridge
- 3/4 cup quinoa cooked per packaging instructions
- 1/3 cup plant-based milk or cow's milk
- 1/2 tbsp chia seeds feel free to add more chia seeds!
- 1/2 tbsp maple syrup If you prefer it on sweeter side, you may want to add more maple syrup!
- Cook quinoa per packaging instructions and let cool.
- In a small bowl add quinoa, milk, chia seeds, and maple syrup. Stir until ingredients are thoroughly combined.
- Top with pecan, walnuts, berries, banana, strawberry, etc. and enjoy!
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