Quinoa breakfast porridge
When I get called to sub, I’m usually in a huge rush to get myself and the kids ready and out of the house early. And since I know I’m going to be busy all day, I have to make sure to eat something good and filling for breakfast. This porridge was born to help me out with that. It’s kind of a twist on oatmeal, cream of wheat, and grits. Something warm and filling to get my engine running.
I made a batch of quinoa following the package directions – 2 cups of water to 1 cup of quinoa. Once that was cooked, I added a cup of almond milk and simmered it until it thickened up a little. Now comes the creative part. Spoon one serving into a bowl and start adding in your favorite extras. Since I used unsweetened almond milk, I drizzled the porridge with honey and tossed in some thawed frozen blueberries. A little applesauce and cinnamon is a good combination too, but my favorite is to just quickly add some flavored coffee creamer and honey. Yum. Use whatever stir-ins you like and start your day on the right foot.
(Store the remaining quinoa in an airtight container in the fridge and you’ve got breakfast for the next couple days too.)