Cinnamon Coconut Quinoa with Bananas

As soon as I saw this recipe for breakfast quinoa I’ve been wanting to make it.  I love quinoa, but I always make it with savory flavors.  This seemed like the perfect recipe to try with sweet flavors and to add to my breakfast rotation.
While I couldn’t eat it every day, I really enjoyed the flavor.  Also, it was pretty filling, which is a bonus, especially for such a healthy breakfast.

you will need:
½ cup dry quinoa, rinsed
1 cup coconut milk (I used Trader Joe’s lite)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon sugar
pinch of salt
2 bananas (or other fresh fruit you have on hand)
pecans, chopped (if you have them)

Combine the quinoa, coconut milk, vanilla, cinnamon, sugar and salt in a small saucepan and bring to a boil.  Reduce heat to low, cover and let simmer for about 20 minutes.  When the quinoa is ready, you will see it fluff out a bit and expand.  Taste to test – if it’s still crunchy, it needs more time to cook.

Divide cooked quinoa between two bowls and top with sliced fruit and nuts.  Drizzle with extra coconut milk and sprinkle with cinnamon.

*I didn’t have pecans when I made this, and I didn’t find it lacking.  It was great without them!

serves: 2
time: 25 minutes
slightly adapted from: How Sweet It Is

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  1. Posted July 30, 2012 at 11:15 pm | Permalink

    omgz. yes. making this so soon!

    • Ali
      Posted July 31, 2012 at 8:04 pm | Permalink

      It’s good and I feel so healthy starting my day eating this!

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