Quinoa Berry Cereal

quinoa berry cereal

Looks yummy, right?  That’s because it *is* yummy.  Although quinoa is not a true cereal or grain, its edible seeds are of high nutritional value.  Quinoa is also gluten-free, high in protein, and has a low glycemic index, which I think makes it a perfect breakfast food.

You will need:

1 cup quinoa

1 cup almond milk (I prefer Silk True Almond unsweetened)

1 cup water

15-30 ml (1-2 tablespoons) molasses (less sweet, more sweet, it’s up to you)

1 cup blueberries

1 cup blackberries

1/2 cup raisins (or dried cranberries if you like a tarter taste)

1/3 cup sliced almonds

5 ml (1 tsp) ground cinnamon

Using medium heat, combine quinoa, milk, water, cinnamon, and dried fruit in a saucepan.  Cook until the contents are simmering, stirring occasionally.  Cover and reduce the heat to low.  Cook until the quinoa has absorbed the liquid.  This may take 10-15 minutes.  Stir in remaining ingredients.  Let stand 5 minutes.  Best when served warm, although I’ve eaten it cold and it’s just as yummy.

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