Quinoa Berry Breakfast Bake
- 1 cup (180g) Quinoa
- 2 cups Low Fat Milk or Skimmed
- 2 Eggs
- 1 tub Berries (Blueberries, Goji Berries, Blackberries, Strawberries - you choose)
- 1 tbsp Cinnamon
- 1 tsp Ginger
- 1 tsp Nutmeg
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract or Vanilla Pod Seeds
- 1 tsp Honey
- 30g Chopped Nuts
Bored with your porridge breakfast? Fancy trying something different that will really awaken your taste buds first thing in the morning? Add some variety to your breakfast with quinoa. Super high in protein and containing more than twice the fibre of most other grains, quinoa makes for a perfect breakfast choice.
Unislim MD, Fiona Gratzer shares her recipe for a delicious Quinoa Berry Breakfast Bake – not only does it taste great, but this moist cake-like dish is perfect for enjoying a sunshine breakfast in the garden, or for treating guests to over the Summer holidays.
Each bake makes 6 servings and this recipe can be amended to suit whatever you have in your cupboards. Experiment, have fun and enjoy!
In a bowl, mix the quinoa, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger together.
Place the quinoa mixture in a greased oven proof dish – a quiche dish or bread tin will do. Olive oil or coconut oil will both work well to lightly grease the dish.
Place your chosen berries on top of the quinoa. The beauty of this bake is that you can experiment and try whatever variety of fruits you like – rhubarb and apple would also make a delicious version!
Next, whisk the 2 eggs in a bowl with the milk, vanilla extract or the seeds of a vanilla pod along with the honey and pour over the quinoa and berries.
Gently fold the mixture together, think lovely thoughts as you do this – no vigorous stirring required.
Sprinkle the chopped nuts on top and place in a preheated oven at 180 degrees Celsius for 60 minutes.
Enjoy with a dollop of low fat natural yogurt and some extra berries if you have them.