Different Quinoa Breakfast Meals
The easiness that quinoa is prepared in makes it always a good choice for breakfast, lunch, and even dinner and that brought us to the different recipes that could add quinoa to them and be taken for breakfast. In addition to the easy way quinoa could be prepared and cooked for breakfast, there are also different benefits it could manage to deliver and that is the main reason why a lot of people tend to make it their choice and go for it as a healthy ingredient to depend on in the different recipes they manage to prepare, you just have to get a little bit creative.
The first thing that any person should have a look at is the nutrients and minerals that every new type of food he/she is adding to their daily life routine carries, because those nutrients and minerals manage to deliver the needed benefits to the body at the end of the road. There are different benefits for quinoa which are delivered to the body and that is the reason why adding it to the first meal that the body receives in the morning is considered a good idea that is both healthy and beneficial.
Healthy Quinoa Breakfast Recipes
It could be cooked on its own and it could be cooked and added to another recipe being prepared; it all goes back to the person preparing and eating it and the best way he/she loves to have it first thing in the morning. Quinoa has been there since a very long period of time but it wasn’t yet known because it wasn’t easy to find it anywhere when it first appeared and came out to life.
The cooking directions are easy and preparing this seed for a meal won’t take more than 20 or 25 minutes in total, but before knowing more about the cooking directions, it is important to know about the preparation tips first. Preparing quinoa is all about washing and rinsing it thoroughly before the cooking process because it comes covered in a layer called saponin which has a bitter taste, and in order to remove this bitterness, you should place it in a fine mesh strainer under water for a couple of seconds, use your hands to help in the rinsing process, and eventually take it from under the water; to make sure that you have completely got rid of this bitter coat, you could taste one of them.
There are different quinoa for breakfast ideas that you could try out in order to have something healthy at the beginning of the day which will provide the body with the nutrients and minerals that it needs. From these different recipes, you could try:
- Apple Banana Quinoa Breakfast Bowls
There are two different ways to eat this breakfast bowl; you could eat it like a cupcake and you could add a little bit of milk to it and eat it like oatmeal, and in both ways, it will be a fulfilling breakfast healthy meal. The combination between fruits and seeds always adds something to the bowl being prepared; fruits add a little bit of more taste. Preparing this bowl needs:
- ½ cup applesauce
- 1 cup mashed banana
- 1 banana for slicing
- 1 cup cooked quinoa
- 2 ½ cups old fashioned oats
- ½ cup almond milk
- ¼ cup honey
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1 peeled and chopped apple
You will start with preheating the oven to 375 degrees before cooking the quinoa. To cook the quinoa, you will bring ¾ cup of water to a boil, pour in ½ cup of dry quinoa, reduce to a simmer until fluffy, which will take about 12 minutes. In another bowl, you will mix the apple sauce, the mashed banana, the honey, the milk, and the vanilla. In a separate bowl, mix together the quinoa, the oat, and the cinnamon – the dry ingredients – and slowly stir those dry ingredients into the wet until they are fully well combined. Peel and chop an apple and mix the chunks into a bowl, add the mixture to the muffin cups, and then add a slice of banana on top; this will be baked in about 20 or 25 minute.
- Quinoa Granola Bars
In order to create something that is different, you should start thinking creatively about the options that you have and the things that you could do with the quinoa that you have. Another option for making a dessert with quinoa is the quinoa granola bars; at first you might think that it is not much healthy but thinking about it as a treat, you will manage to find the difference between it and all the other fatty snacks or desserts which you usually take and depend on. To prepare this quinoa granola bar, you will need:
- 2/3 cup of PB2 powder
- 1/3 cup water
- 3 tablespoons of pure maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 cup of quinoa flakes
- 1/3 cup unsweetened flaked coconut
- 2 tablespoons mini chocolate chips
Start preparing these bars by mixing the PB2 powder and water together then stir in the maple syrup, vanilla, and cinnamon. Add the quinoa flakes to this mixture and the chocolate chips. Stir in until they are well-combined; you might find that this mixture is a little bit dry but it will still give you the chance to stick the mixture together. Press this mixture evenly into a pan, let it stay in the refrigerator for a couple of hours; remove it and cut then store it back into the fridge.
- Strawberries and Cream Quinoa Porridge
There are a lot of things that we get attached to but most of them could add a lot of fats to the body and that is why we should always look for alternatives; for things that have healthy ingredients in them, just like the strawberries and cream quinoa porridge, and the best thing about this recipe is that is only 10 minutes to be prepared and 15 minutes to be cooked. There are different ingredients needed in the recipe of this strawberries and cream quinoa porridge, such as:
- 1 cup of dry quinoa, but should be rinsed and cooked thoroughly
- 2 cups of strawberries, should be cleaned and sliced into small pieces
- ½ cup of whipped cream
- ¼ tablespoon fine sea salt
- Vanilla stevia drops
This might be the easiest recipe to prepare with quinoa; you will cook the quinoa, fluff it with a fork, and then let it cool down for some time and when you are done with this step, you will just mix in the cream, the strawberries, and some sweetener then you will top it with some more strawberries at the end.
- Quinoa Breakfast Skillet
The first thing that comes to any human mind when the word breakfast is mentioned is egg, and even though eggs alone could bring out different recipes at the end, bringing in some additions might be needed for creating something different that would take you away from boredom a little bit. Preparing the quinoa breakfast skillet as one of the different options that you have from the list of quick quinoa breakfast recipes, you will need to have those ingredients:
- 4 slices of chopped thick-cut bacon
- 1 small chopped sweet potato
- ½ chopped red onion
- ½ chopped red pepper
- ½ chopped green pepper
- 1 cup of chopped sliced mushrooms
- 2 minced garlic cloves
- ½ cup uncooked quinoa
- 1 cup low sodium vegetable or chicken stock
- 4 cooked eggs
- Salt and pepper to taste
It is not about the ingredients that you will need to use as much as it is about the way you should use them in order to bring your recipe out to life; there are millions out there who always have the right ingredients but the way they tend to use them and the way they tend to pay attention to their preparation process is the thing that leads to having the wrong thing at the end.
You will start this process with heating a medium skillet over medium heat and then add the bacon to it then you will cook until the fat is rendered and the bacon is crispy, and then you will remove it and place it over a paper towel in order for it to drain. The next step starts with reducing the heat to medium-low and adding the sweet potato, the onions, the peppers, the mushrooms, and the garlic to the skillet while tossing to coat. You will cover the skillet and cook for about five or six minutes while stirring once or twice until it is soft. Now add the uncooked quinoa to the vegetables and stir for one or two minutes, giving it the chance to slightly toast; pour in some water to bring it to a boil. Now reduce to simmer, cover and cook for about 15 minutes until the quinoa is totally cooked. People eat eggs differently, so cook it the way you prefer while the quinoa is being cooked and when they are both finished and ready to be combined together to bring a whole new plate to life, you will just serve your quinoa skillet topped with the eggs that you have prepared in your favorite way.
Thinking about the different quinoa recipes, breakfast appears to be a little bit different; you could mix and match different ingredients which you didn’t think about adding together before. In order to create and prepare any quinoa breakfast bowl, you will need to think creatively and know that quinoa could be added to almost all the dishes out there. There are different benefits for quinoa out there and cooking it or adding it to any other ingredient will manage to deliver those benefits to your body at the end, so always give yourself the chance to mix and match in order not to get bored from eating quinoa in the same way all the time.