Since recently, quinoa is recognized as one of the healthiest foods in the world. It is packed with protein, fiber and minerals, and doesn’t contain gluten. Quinoa is good for system of blood circulation, intestines and muscles, reduces headaches and strokes, supports weight loss and fights aging. You can simply include quinoa in your diet since it’s easy and fast to prepare.
Here is one quinoa recipe you can prepare for breakfast and energize your day.
(for 4-6 Servings)
- 1 cup uncooked quinoa
- 2 cups of milk
- 2 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon allspice
- 2 eggs
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 1/2 cups frozen berries (blueberries, raspberries, strawberries)
- 1 apple or pear (peeled, cored, and chopped)
- 1/2 cup chopped nuts (walnuts, almonds, hazelnuts)
- Rinse the grains of quinoa in water to remove its bitter taste
- Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C).
- Slightly grease an 8 inch baking pan, and set aside.
- In a bowl, stir together uncooked quinoa, allspice, and cinnamon and pour the mixture in the prepared pan.
- Spread the berries, apple (or pear) pieces, (and nuts) evenly on top of the quinoa.
- In a bowl (you can use the same for the quinoa mix) beat the eggs until fully mixed. Pour in the milk and maple syrup, and beat to combine.
- Pour the egg and milk mixture in pan over the top of the fruit and quinoa mix. Lightly stir to partially submerge the fruit. (The mixture will cook the quinoa and create a very soft texture on the inside and a lightly crunchy crust on the top!)
- Bake for 1 hour, (or with only a small amount of liquid left).
- Serve warm. (You can refrigerate leftovers).