Damn Good Food

Cozy Breakfast Quinoa

Cozy and nutritious, this sweet breakfast bowl will definitely be a hit in your home.

3 minutes
This breaky dish was introduced to Ives by her mother-in-law when they were camping. Ives and Andy had just summited Mt. Rainier for their one year wedding anniversary and a warm quinoa bowl was the perfect treat in the AM. This is great to meal prep for a healthy weekday breakfast or serve for a large crowd. If you make extra quinoa, stash some in the refrigerator for salads and sides to accompany meals! 
Makes 4 servings

The Goods: 
1 C dry tri-color quinoa**
Toppings:
1/2 C fresh fruit (berries, mango, banans, peaches all work great) 
1 Tbsp nut or seed butter of choice
1-2 tsp grade A maple syrup or sweetener of choice, optional
other optional toppings: cinnamon, chia seeds, ground flaxseed, raw coconut flakes, nuts

How To:
  1. Rinse quinoa in mesh strainer.  Combine the quinoa with 1 1/3 cups of water and bring to a simmer over high heat.  Reduce heat to low and place lid on pot.  Cook for 15 minutes and then remove from heat and allow to steam for ~5 minutes before fluffing with fork.
  2. If quinoa is already prepared then reheat 1/2 cup cooked quinoa in microwave safe dish for 30 seconds until warm.
  3. Drizzle maple syrup and nut butter over the quinoa and serve with fresh fruit and other desired toppings.