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Recipe of the Week! Quinoa Breakfast Bake!

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Bake up a pan of this healthy quinoa casserole for an easy hot breakfast on-the-go throughout the week. Add your favorite berries, nuts, seeds, and spices to make this recipe your own!

Ingredients:
1 cup quinoa (uncooked)
2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon allspice 2 eggs
2 cups skim milk 1/4 cup maple syrup 1 1/2 cups frozen berries
1 apple or pear, peeled, cored, and chopped into 1/2 inch cubes
1/2 cup coarsely chopped nuts (optional)

Method:
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
2. Lightly grease an 8×8 inch square baking pan, and set aside. (Note: a 9×11 works fine, too!)
3. In a medium bowl, stir together uncooked quinoa, cinnamon, and allspice to coat quinoa with spices. Pour quinoa over bottom of prepared pan.
4. In the same bowl used for the quinoa, beat the eggs until fully mixed. Whisk in the milk and maple syrup, and beat to combine.
5. Scatter the berries, apple or pear pieces, and nuts (if using) evenly on top of the quinoa.
6. Pour the egg and milk mixture over the top of the fruit and quinoa. Lightly stir to partially submerge the fruit. (The milk mixture will cook the quinoa to create a very soft texture on the inside, while creating a lightly crunchy crust on the outside!)
7. Bake for 1 hour, or until casserole is mostly set with only a small amount of liquid left. Serve warm, and refrigerate leftovers.

Enjoy!

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Overnight Breakfast Quinoa

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I’ll admit it, I have a problem eating a fully nutritious breakfast, and I’m going to use the oldest (and lamest) excuse in the book- I just don’t have the time!! This recipe is made the night before and sits in your fridge overnight until it reaches it’s full yumminess capacity by the time you wake up in the morning.  Quinoa is a complete protein so top in the morning with fresh fruit, nuts, or seeds and you have yourself a complete meal in no time at all.  I hope you all enjoy!!

Ingredients:

1/3 cup (60g) dry quinoa cooked with 1 cup almond milk
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 mashed banana
1-2 tbsps chia seeds or flaxseed
1/2 cup almond milk (or regular low fat milk)

Method:

Cook your quinoa by bringing the milk to the boil in a small pot, then adding the quinoa.

Turn the heat right down to a simmer and put the lid on the pot, allowing the quinoa to cook for 15-20 minutes or until all the liquid soaks up.

Allow the quinoa to cool completely, then combine it with the vanilla extract, banana, chia seeds/flaxseed and the extra almond milk and leave in the fridge overnight to thicken up.

Serve as you would usual overnight oats, topped with lots of fresh fruit, nuts or seeds of your choice.

Recipe thanks to SuperFoodSiobhan.blogspot.com