We are always looking for healthier breakfast’s. It’s the most important meal of the day especially for a Celiac. It’s important to start your day off with protein, not sugar. We mentioned our opinion of desert-like breakfast foods in our Gluten Free Cottage Cheese Pancakes post, if you missed it!
I’m sure you’ve read about all the amazing health benefits quinoa has & I’m not here to shove it down your throat today. Just know, it is a wonderful source of protein & a fabulous grain to use in place of rice. We’ve been playing around with some breakfast ideas & narrowed it down to the perfect amount of everything! In this banana quinoa oatmeal recipe, we include flax seeds, chia seeds & ground cinnamon. It’s jam packed with healthy goodness. We hope you enjoy!
First, start by rinsing your quinoa in cold water. I like to put the quinoa in a bowl of cold water, mix it around, drain, then rinse it again. I do this about three to four times. Quinoa is coated with a bitter shell & if you don’t rinse it, you’ll most likely be able to taste it; it doesn’t taste good.
The ratio for cooking quinoa is 1 cup to 2 cups water. So, for this recipe we make 1/2 cup Quinoa so you will need to boil 1 cup water. Add your quinoa, reduce heat to medium, cover. Cook for 10-15 minutes or until the grain is translucent.
Mash one banana and add to hot quinoa. Slowly stir in milk (use your favorite lactose free milk to make it dairy free). Add freshly ground flax seeds. I blend mine in my Blendtec. In order to get the full health benefits from flax, it’s important to use freshly ground flax seeds because they rapidly loose their nutrients. Add chia seeds & ground cinnamon.
Top with berries & sweeten to taste with organic grade A maple syrup.
Banana Quinoa Oatmeal
- ½ cup quinoa
- 1 banana
- ⅔ C milk
- 1 tsp-1½ tsp cinnamon to taste
- 1 tbs flax seeds
- ½ tbs chia seeds
- Rinse quinoa in cold water 3-4 times.
- Boil 1 cup water.
- Add quinoa, reduce heat to medium, cover. Cook for 10-15 minutes or until the grain is translucent.
- Mash one banana and add to hot quinoa.
- Slowly stir in milk.
- Add freshly ground flax seeds.
- Add ½ tbs chia seeds.
- Top with berries & sweeten to taste with maple syrup.