A bowl of this strawberries and cream breakfast quinoa is packed with packed with protein and fiber to keep you satisfied all morning long!
I have been on a healthy breakfast stint. When I wake up in the morning, instead of craving the usual pastries and donuts, I actually want something nutritious and substantial.
Oatmeal has become by go-to hearty breakfast of choice.
There are countless flavor combinations one can make with oatmeal. Add your choice of fruit and nut butter. Perhaps add spices or maple syrup.
Go for savory oatmeal by adding cheese, bacon, or a fried egg on top. Or, try mixing oats with other grains like this overnight barley miso oatmeal.
This led to me experimenting with alternative grains.
Gluten Free Oatmeal Alternative
Oatmeal is a popular gluten-free breakfast choice. This quinoa oatmeal will soon to become another favorite!
Quinoa is just as versatile as rolled oats. It can be used in both sweet and savory applications.
Why eat quinoa for breakfast?
Quinoa has been called everything from “superfood” to “mother of all grains.” It’s actually a seed, but often associated with rice and grains because of the way it is cooked.
Quinoa is rich in nutrients and a good source of protein and dietary fiber. And just like rolled oats (oatmeal), it is gluten-free. I
Eat quinoa like oatmeal!
I make a double batch of this strawberries and cream breakfast quinoa at the beginning of the week and store in the fridge for a quick and hearty breakfast.
It is great served warmed or chilled. I can’t wait for spring and summer so I can try out all sorts of different fruit combinations in this breakfast quinoa!
Strawberries and Cream Breakfast Quinoa
- 1 cup quinoa
- 1½ cup sliced strawberries
- 3 Tbsp light brown sugar packed
- ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
- ¼ cup heavy cream
- ¼ cup whole milk
- sweetened with agave syrup or honey as desired
- Rinse and cook quinoa according to package instructions. Fluff with fork and set aside.
- In a medium sauce pot, combine strawberries, brown sugar, and salt. Cook over medium heat until sugar starts to dissolve. Add cooked quinoa and fold to combine.
- Add heavy cream and milk. Stir together and cook until liquid is warm. Remove from heat and distribute to serving bowls. Serve with sweetener of choice. If desired, add more milk for creamier texture.