Loaded Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

Loaded Quinoa Breakfast Bowl Recipe photo by Taste of Home

  • Total Time: Prep: 15 min. + soaking Cook: 15 min.
  • Makes: 1 serving

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup water, divided
  • 1/4 cup tri-colored quinoa, rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons dried goji berries or dried cranberries
  • 1 small banana
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup fresh or frozen unsweetened blueberries
  • 1 tablespoon chopped walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon slivered almonds
  • 1 tablespoon fresh pumpkin seeds
  • Additional unsweetened almond milk and maple syrup, optional

Directions

  • In a small saucepan, bring 1/2 cup water to a boil. Add quinoa. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until liquid is absorbed, 12-15 minutes. Meanwhile, soak berries in remaining water for 10 minutes; drain. Halve banana crosswise. Slice one half; mash the other.
  • Remove quinoa from heat; fluff with a fork. Mix in mashed banana, almond milk, maple syrup, cinnamon and vanilla. Transfer to an individual bowl; add blueberries, walnuts, almonds, pumpkin seeds, banana slices and goji berries. If desired, serve with additional almond milk.

SOURCE: Taste of Home