I have always enjoyed oatmeal for breakfast so when I saw a recipe for breakfast cereal made with quinoa, I thought I’d give it a try. It was fantastic!! Quinoa is a whole grain that cooks quickly and has several advantages over oatmeal. It contains over double the amount of a higher quality of protein than oatmeal and 50% more fiber. It also contains more calcium. Did I mention it is gluten-free as well? Since this cereal reheats well in a microwave, I make up a batch of this and eat it all week for breakfast. Enjoy!
1 C. uncooked quinoa
1 T. butter
2 C. blueberries
2 C. cold water
1/2 t. ground cinnamon
3 T. packed brown sugar
1/4 C. fat-free milk
1. Soak the quinoa in a bowl of water for 5 minutes. This is important to remove a natural bitter taste found in quinoa.
2. Rinse and drain the quinoa.
3. Spray a medium sauce pan with cooking spray. Add the quinoa and water to the pan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat and boil for 1 minute. Reduce heat to low, cover pan and simmer for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat and if there is excess water carefully drain it off.
4. Add the butter, cinnamon, brown sugar, and milk; stir to combine and fold in the blueberries.
Makes 6 – 2/3 C. servings. Weight Watchers 5 PointsPlus