Breakfast is my favourite meal of the day. I always wake up hungry and the thought of something tasty and warm is enough to get me out of bed. On weekends, I usually end up having 2 or 3 breakfasts: an early one with my mum and another when the rest of my family is awake and I’m starting to get hungry again. Weekday mornings are more rushed though, so I usually turn to oatmeal for a quick and hot meal. This recipe doesn’t have oats in it but is pretty similar; warm and filling, it’s usually the only thing motivating me to leave my bed.
Makes about 4 large portions
(I usually make this on Sunday nights and keep it in the fridge for the week. To heat up, I add a splash of almond milk if it’s dried out a bit, then microwave for about 2 minutes.)
1 cup quinoa
2 cups water
1/2 cup walnut pieces
1/2 cup dried fruit (I used cranberries and currants)
Handful of pumpkin seeds
1 tsp cinnamon
Dash of nutmeg
1. Pour the water and quinoa into a medium sized pot and bring to a boil.2. Chop the apple and once the quinoa is boiling, add it to the pot along with all the other ingredients. 3. Cover and turn the heat down to low. Let cook for about 20 minutes or until the quinoa has absorbed all the water and the apples are soft. 4. I like to serve this with a spoonful of peanut butter and sliced banana. Enjoy!