Quinoa Ceareal with Caramelized Banana Recipe

Happy Monday everyone! Are you all ready for the week? Good, neither am I! 😉


To start my day, I re-created, with a few twists and turns, a recipe from Running to the Kitchen!

It’s called Quinoa “Cereal with Caramelized Banana’s

I pinned this on my ‘Get to Cookin’ pinboard yesterday, and couldn’t wait to try it! I am making something else from her site for lunch today. Talk about trying someone else’s recipes! She just has so many great ones!


Okay, first of all, you need to make your Quinoa

Get out 1/2 cup Quinoa, and 1 cup of water


Boil the water in a small saucepan

Once boiling, add in your Quinoa, reduce to low heat, and cover.

Let that cook for 15 minutes


While that’s cookin’ get out a mixing bowl to start on your toppings


In the mixing bowl (this is one place I changed the recipe, according to what I had available in my kitchen)

  • 1 chopped banana
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice (use nutmeg if you have it)
  • 2 tbsp. chopped walnuts
  • 1 tbsp. agave


Mix all of the ingredients together


In a medium sauce pan, heat 1 tbsp. of coconut oil (she used butter)


Over medium heat, put your topping mixture in, stirring occasionally for about 5 minutes until your banana’s are caramelized to your liking


Get your almond butter & almond milk out and ready to go! (She uses coconut milk)

Once your timer for the Quinoa has gone off (after 15 minutes), let it sit with no heat, uncovered, for 5 minutes, fluffing with a fork

Once it’s been rested and fluffed, scoop your serving into your favorite bowl (very important!!), add the desired amount of almond/coconut milk (or another favorite that you have), and heat in the microwave for 30-45 seconds (depending on your serving/taste buds)


Now it’s time for the toppings (the very best part!!)

Slide a good amount (if not all) of the banana mixture right on top. Trust me, you’re going to want some of this Banana Mixture with each bite!!

If you like almond butter, put a good size spoonful right on top. Taste some with each bite!


Quinoa is a vegetable protein (great source of protein!!) that looks like a grain, and makes great porridge/cereal. It’s great for people who have gluten-sensitivities, or are on No Grain Diets

If you don’t have Quinoa, and you’re craving this RIGHT NOW, then I suggest using Oatmeal! Or whatever other breakfast porridge you have. I am convinced this topping would go great on ANYTHING. Yogurt, Oatmeal, Toast, or Quinoa (clearly!!).

Are you going to try this? Enjoy!!! ❤



Filed under 6-8 Week Challenge, Being Gluten-Free, Breakfast, TrEATS for my readers! ♥

10 responses to “Quinoa Ceareal with Caramelized Banana Recipe

  1. Bianca

    I make these bananas all the time and put them on top of greek yogurt! it tastes like a dessert and is sooo delicious! I wish I had all of these ingredients right now!

    • Yum! When I was writing “yogurt,” my mouth started watering as I thought about how good that would be! I will have to try it soon! 🙂 If you have most of the ingredients, you can make something like it! Use what you have girl! 😉

  2. So glad you liked it! Your twists and turns look delicious 🙂 I like the coconut oil idea. I use that stuff for everything else, don’t know why I didn’t think about it for this…it would go great with the coconut milk!

    • That’s what I was thinking! I actually went to Trader Joes last night to buy coconut milk, and I ended up getting everything that I needed EXCEPT for the coconut milk! I can only imagine how wonderful that must taste! I will pick it up next time, because I will definitely be making this again 🙂 The coconut oil worked great! 🙂

  3. My mouth is watering! Can’t wait to try!

  4. Hello!

    Coconut Oil is all I use! It is way more benefical to your health than any other oil. Here is a link for you to reference! http://www.organicfacts.net/organic-oils/organic-coconut-oil/health-benefits-of-coconut-oil.html Oh and it also aids in weight loss so if you consistantly eat it you will notice 😀

  5. Nidia

    Nomz!!!! Thank you both ladies for original recipe and for your twists and turns! I shall be making this soon!


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