Hot Quinoa Breakfast Cereal

If I am able to start my day with exercise and a nutritious breakfast, I feel like I am so motivated to make healthier decisions throughout the rest of the day.

Breakfasts are hard for me because I love cold cereal, toast, donuts, cinnamon rolls, bacon. . . 
Are you seeing the pattern here?! haha

This hot quinoa cereal is a new favorite because not only is it chock full of protein but I can manage to squeak in a little sweet by topping it with berries and pure maple syrup or honey.
 Hot Quinoa Breakfast Cereal 
// serves 2-4 //

1 c oatmeal
1/2 c quinoa, uncooked
3 c water
1/2 t cinnamon
1 t pure vanilla
dash of salt

Mix all cereal ingredients into small saucepan.  Cover and bring to a boil.  Lower heat to medium and stir occasionally.  Cook for 15-20 minutes or until the quinoa becomes transparent.  Watch closely because it burns easily.  Add additional water in 1/4 cup increments if it becomes too thick.  Eat while hot and top with honey or pure maple syrup and berries.

Extra cereal reheats easily.  I usually make one full batch and then reheat each morning as needed.

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  1. we are the same person. haha i am totally a toast, cereal, donut kind of girl, too. we do a lot of "real" oatmeal at our house, but i HAVE to try this quinoa. first, i need to figure out how to actually pronounce it right. :)

  2. HAHA! yes! i think the proper way to say it is 'keen-waah'. who knows though. i like to make up words. ;)

  3. I feel the exact same way! When I eat healthy right off the bat, I am motivated to eat healthy all day long. It's crazy how that works. haha!! I was going to do a post soon on what I eat for breakfast too. It's so fun to post about what you love.

    Iv'e never thought about eating quinoa for breakfast. What a great idea. Thank you!

  4. wonderful! will be your be sure to tweet or email me your post about breakfasts when you put it up on your blog? i would love to read that! xo