Chocolate-Quinoa Breakfast Recipe

Chocolate-Quinoa Breakfast Pudding

I love making this chocolate (or carob) pudding to have with my porridge, which gives me the taste of dessert but in a totally healthy way.

For some reason, breakfast is my favorite time of day to have sweet dessert-ish things.

Chocolate Quinoa Breakfast Recipe

Prep time:
Makes 3 servings

I use the same idea to make chocolate pudding on its own as a snack, too. Those of you who are in my online meal plan may recognize this idea - I especially enjoy it on Monday mornings.

But putting it over morning porridge makes a filling - and really delicious meal.

I showed my friend this recipe, and she quickly became addicted to it, making it every morning. She added peanut butter and spinach to the puree, adding thickness and nutrients.

You could do this over any cooked whole grain - from oatmeal to brown rice. Give it a try.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup quinoa (dry measure)
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup non-dairy milk (optional)
  • 2-3 Tbsp carob or cocoa powder
  • 1 large banana, pureed or mashed
  • 2 Tbsp walnuts (optional)
  • 1/4 cup raspberries (optional)

Directions

  1. Put the quinoa, cinnamon, and 3 cups of liquid (1 of which is the non-dairy milk if you want, the other 2 are water) in a pot. Turn to high to bring to a boil, then turn down low to simmer for 25-30 minutes.
  2. Mash or puree the banana and stir in the carob or cocoa powder. Once the quinoa's cooked, put it in bowls and top with the cocoa-banana mixture.
  3. Top with the walnuts and fresh raspberries or strawberries if you like.

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