Are you getting tired of your regular morning oatmeal? Try this comforting version of it. The Quinoa adds a crunchy texture, and the vanilla, cinnamon and cardamom makes it soothing and delicious. It takes a little bit of time to cook (15-20 min), but make a double batch and save the other serving to the next morning. Just reheat it with a little bit of your choice of milk.
Oatmeal boosted with Quinoa
1/4 cup OatsÂ¹
1/4 cup QuinoaÂ²
1 cup Almond MilkÂ³
1 teaspoon Vanilla powder
1 pinch Cinnamon
1 pinch Cardamom
Optional: Add dried fruits/berries (tips: try goji berries). Makes it even more delicious!
Cook on low-to-medium heat. Occasionally stir.
Serve with your favorite oatmeal topping (cacao nibs, nuts, fruit, berries, jam, etc).
Â¹ I usually use steel-cut oats, but you can use the kind you prefer (rolled, old-fashion etc) – just try to avoid using Instant Oats (especially with this recipe since the Quinoa takes so much longer than Instant Oats to cook). The Instant Oats are pre-cooked and dehydrated which make them quick to cook but less nutritious. They are for sure handy when you’re in a rush, or don’t have a stove to cook on (we usually takes them on our camping trips), but watch out for a lot of additives of both preservatives, sugar and salt.
Â² You can of course use the kind of Quinoa you like the best, just remember to rinse the seeds in water first to remove the toxic bitter coating (called saponin).
Â³ Any kind of milk would work.