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Breakfast is considered the most important meal of the day. And while everyone dreams of waking up early, exercising, and having a hearty breakfast – the reality varies for most of us. In some cases, breakfast is a hurried meal loaded with sugars. While there is not a lot that you can do about the “hurried” part, you can definitely plan ahead or cook smart to make breakfast healthier. Additionally, using organic ingredients is yet another way to tweak up and make your breakfast tasty and healthy. To help you tame this beast, we have some excellent quinoa breakfast recipes to kickstart your day on a healthy note!
Let’s take a quick look at a few quick and easy quinoa breakfast recipes.
Quinoa breakfast bowls are one of the most common quinoa breakfast recipes. Its success lies in its versatility as you can customise it in several ways. All you need is a base of fluffy quinoa cooked in double the amount of water. Next, you can top the bed of quinoa with eggs (boiled, scrambled, or fried), paneer/tofu, chicken, avocado, beans, bell peppers, sweet corn, etc. Add a generous drizzle of dressing, such as pesto, mustard, lemon juice, or olive oil, and a sprinkling of toasted nuts or seed tie everything together.
You can literally form over a hundred quinoa breakfast recipes with this combination and get a new flavourful experience each time!
Quinoa cutlets are savoury cakes that are a healthier version of hashbrowns. All you need to do in this quinoa breakfast recipe is saute vegetables of your choice, add cooked quinoa, boiled, mashed potatoes, and spices. To make these quinoa cutlets crisper, you can incorporate an egg into the mixture. Combine everything into a loose dough, shape them into round, flattened discs, like burger patties, and shallow fry them in a pan until they turn golden-brown.
You could shape the dough into a cylinder, wrap it in cling film, and freeze it to prep your next day’s breakfast!
Granola bars are extremely popular breakfast items. They are energy-dense, tasty, and you can grab one on the go. To make this superfood-rich granola bar, mash ripe bananas and add oats, quinoa, and chia seeds to it. Fold in and add some honey/maple syrup, nuts, dry fruits, and choco chips. Spread out this mixture on a pan and bake it until the edges turn brown. Once the slab of granola cools, you can cut them into bars and store them in an airtight container. You can prepare a week’s worth of bars in a single yield of the quinoa breakfast recipes.
If you wish to break out from the regular oats porridge mould, then we have just the quinoa breakfast recipes for you! Cook one part quinoa in three-parts water. It would take about 25 minutes until the quinoa grains go tender and the porridge is thick. Season the porridge with a dash of cinnamon, and sweeten it with honey or maple syrup. You can now top this porridge with fresh, in-season berries to get your antioxidant boost.
Not a fan of berries? No problem, top your porridge with some rich, indulgent dark chocolate and you will be licking the bowl clean!
Quinoa burritos are the best quinoa breakfast recipes to reuse and reinvent leftover foods. If you have leftover dal, rajma, sabzi, salad, or even soup, bulk it up by adding a few cups of cooked quinoa to it. You may even add some grated cheese to it. Adjust the spices and seasoning, and add a few sauces to liven everything up. Now wrap this filling inside roti or tortilla to make loaded burritos. Freeze it in your refrigerator day before and microwave it before eating, or directly heat these burritos on a skillet, and enjoy them hot with a side of sour cream or guacamole.
Smoothies are yet another popular breakfast option. And, they are super easy to cook – throw in a bunch of stuff into the blender and blitz it together to pour out your meal in a cup!
Since they are so much easier, how about changing them a bit to make it a part of quinoa breakfast recipes? Whip up this delicious smoothie by combining Greek yoghurt, milk, fruits and honey into a mixer jar. Blend everything and sip into healthiness!
Once again, if fruits and berries don’t do it for you, you can make coffee or chocolate smoothies too. Similarly, if you are vegan or lactose intolerant, swap out the milk for some almond or soy milk. And remember, organic is always better.
With this, we conclude our list of quinoa breakfast recipes. Which of these are you excited to try?
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