Quinoa can be used in the most surprising of recipes. As a coeliac, I can’t tolerate even gluten-free oats (I react to the avenin in them like I do with gluten), so I sometimes substitute quinoa flakes or whole quinoa to make a sort of porridge. Sweetening with banana, agave or honey and a little cocoa powder for flavour makes this dish the perfect comfort food. Also suitable for vegans.
I’ve always had a big problem knowing what to eat for breakfast since even gluten-free cereals seem to upset my stomach and I can’t eat gluten-free oats. Combining my two new obsessions – Pinterest and quinoa – I found this recipe for Chocolate Banana Breakfast Quinoa. (incidentally I’ve started using Pinterest for a few gluten-free finds so follow me on Pinterest if you like!)
My rice cooker has been invaluable to me since I got it (only £15.99 at Argos!) and it’s absolutely perfect for cooking quinoa, but you can use a regular pan (although you may have to stir it occasionally to make sure it doesn’t stick).
Chocolatey Breakfast Quinoa
By May 14, 2013Published:
- Yield: 2 Servings
Quinoa can be used in the most surprising of recipes. As a coeliac, I can't tolerate even gluten-free oats (I react to the avenin in …
- 1/2 cup uncooked quinoa
- 1 cup coconut milk or your preferred dairy-free drink
- 1 banana 1/2 mashed, 1/2 sliced
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder check gluten-free, some brands aren't suitable for coeliacs!
- 2 tsp agave nectar or honey, to taste
- Wash the quinoa thoroughly in a sieve. Drain and add to rice cooker/pan. Add coconut milk and turn on rice cooker/stove. I love rice cookers as they come with a little pot so I just measure 1 part quinoa to 2 parts liquid and get perfect results every time!
- If not using a rice cooker you will need to time it yourself, it will generally take about 10-15 minutes for all the liquid to be absorbed.
- When the quinoa is cooked, add the mashed banana, cocoa powder, and agave nectar and stir thoroughly.
- Serve with the banana slices on top.
- Enjoy! You can customise your toppings, make it sweeter, add cinnamon and generally really experiment with this one.
Looks delicious. Can’t wait for tomorrow morning to try this!
Aurelia Lambrechts says
Thank you, thank you, thank you for sharing this!! My husband (highly gluten intolerant) and I have been searching for a high fiber gluten free breakfast idea for such a long time!! Just fruit and yogurt is not enough… Trying this TODAY! Yay!
The Happy Coeliac says
Ooh, enjoy! I absolutely love quinoa for breakfast… let me know how you get on! 🙂