Chocolate Banana Quinoa with Walnuts

   date: 2012-10-29 time: 09:45:18
Chocolate Banana Breakfast Quinoa with Walnuts
 3/4 dl (1/3 cup) quinoa
 1½ dl (2/3 cup) almond milk and 3/4 dl (1/3 cup) water
 1 banana
 1 tbsp cocoa powder
 a few shakes of cinnamon or a cinnamon stick
 1 tbsp walnuts, chopped
 1 date or a few raisins, or a few dried cranberries
In a saucepan, bring the quinoa, liquid and cinnamon to a boil, turning down to a low heat and allowing to simmer. Finely dice the date and throw in, giving a stir, then do not stir the quinoa again (or just throw in the raisins/cranberries). Mash the banana and cocoa powder in a bowl, until smooth (optional: add some flax and a little almond milk for a nutritional boost). Once the quinoa is almost done - slightly sticky rather than dry and fluffy - pour the chocolate/banana mix in to the pan and stir until combined. Add a dash of almond milk if too dry. Pour in to your bowl, top with walnuts and enjoy!
Recipe from this blog.
Protein: 13 g  Dietary fiber: 41% of RDA

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Raspberry Oatmeal Parfait

   date: 2012-10-27 time: 09:51:00
Raspberry Beret Oatmeal Parfait (serves 1)
 1 dl (½ cup) rolled oats
 2 dl (1 cup) unsweetened vanilla almond milk
 ½ large banana, sliced
 ½ dl (1/4 cup) granola of choice
 1 tbsp nut butter of choice
 raspberry for garnish
Combine oats, almond milk and sliced banana in a pot on the stove and turn heat on high until liquid begins to boil. Bring heat down to medium and allow ingredients to weave together as the oats expand and the banana melts. Total cook time will be roughly 10 minutes, or until the oats have soaked up all the liquid. Layer oatmeal with granola in a parfait glass (three layers of oatmeal and two layers of granola), then top with nut butter and raspberry beret.
Recipe from this blog.

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Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal

   date: 2012-10-07 time: 23:12:37
Peanut Butter Cup Baked Oatmeal (serves 1)
 1 dl (½ cup) rolled oats
 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
 ½ dl (1/4 cup) mashed banana (or sub another mashed fruit)
 ½ dl (1/4 cup) milk of choice or nondairy creamer
 1 nunaturals stevia packet or 1½ tbsp liquid sweetener such as maple syrup or agave (if using liquid sweetener, scale back the milk to just 2 tbsp)
 1/8 tsp salt
1 tbsp cocoa powder
 1-2 tbsp peanut butter (or other nut butter or sunbutter)
 optional: handful of chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 195 C (380 F). Combine all ingredients and mix well (if peanut butter was in the fridge, you might want to heat it up a little so it's easier to stir). Pour into a greased 2 dl (1 cup) ramekin, or two 1 dl (½ cup) ramekins, or a mini-loaf pan. Cook for 20 minutes or more, until it gets firm. Finally, set your oven to "high-broil" for 3 more minutes, or until it reaches desired crispy-ness (or simply just bake longer, but broiling gives it a nice crust).
You can even make this the night before, or make multiple servings at once and freeze leftovers for an instant breakfast!
Recipe from this blog.

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Baked Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal

   date: 2012-09-10 time: 20:59:45
Baked Cinnamon Roll Oatmeal (makes 2 muffins)
 1 dl (½ cup) rolled oats
 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
 ½ tsp cinnamon
 2 packets splenda
 ½ dl (1/4 cup) unsweetened applesauce
 ½ dl (1/4 cup) unsweetened vanilla almond milk
 1/16 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 190 C (375 F). Combine raw oats, spices, applesauce & milk. Pour into a small baking pan or ramekin (or if you don’t have any of those things, you can grease a muffin tin and fill up 2 of the cups!). Cook for about 15-25 minutes or until firm!

Tips: Drizzle peanut butter on top and sprinkle it with brown sugar!

Recipe found on tumblr.

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