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Quinoa Breakfast Bowl with Caramelized Bananas


  • Author: Vicky & Ruth
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings
  • Method: Stove top

Description

A deliciously nourishing breakfast bowl with protein-rich quinoa and the deep honey flavor of caramelized bananas.


Ingredients

  • 1 cup uncooked quinoa ( any variety, yields 3 cups cooked)
  • 2 cups unsweetened vanilla almond milk ( use sweetened if you prefer)
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 bananas, peeled and sliced thick
  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup (you can also use honey, if not vegan)
  • Optional toppings:
  • Nuts, cacao nibs, chocolate chips, cinnamon, maple syrup

Instructions

  1. Place quinoa and almond milk in a small sauce pan with a lid. Bring to a boil, reduce the heat to low, cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until all the liquid had been absorbed and the quinoa is cooked
  2. In the meantime, prepare the bananas. Melt the coconut oil in large non stick skillet. Add the maple syrup and cook over medium heat for about a minute. Arrange the bananas on top and cook 2-3 minutes per side, until they start to brown
  3. To assemble the bowl, scoop about 1/2 cup of cooked quinoa per bowl. Top with banana sliced (about 1/2  a banana per bowl) and sprinkle you favorite toppings on top

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1/2 cup plus 2 tsp nuts
  • Calories: 230
  • Sugar: 11.4
  • Sodium: 95
  • Fat: 7.2
  • Saturated Fat: 1.8
  • Unsaturated Fat: 5
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 37.5
  • Fiber: 3.8
  • Protein: 5.8
  • Cholesterol: 0
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