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!!! ❤