Prep 5 mins
Cook 23 mins
Who says you can't have it all? With the highest level of omega-3 fats compared to any other nut, walnuts are another superfood that makes this classic combination a smart start to your day. From Quinoa 365.
- 2 tablespoons walnuts, chopped
- 1⁄3 cup quinoa
- 2⁄3 cup water
- 1 tablespoon oat bran
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- milk (optional) or vanilla yogurt (optional) or cream (optional)
- Rinse quinoa well with water to remove bitter coating; drain.
- Place walnuts in a small saucepan on medium-high heat. Stir frequently until the walnuts are toasted and fragrant, about 3-4 minutes. Remove the pan from the heat and let walnuts cool slightly. Chop and set aside.
- Combine quinoa, water, and oat bran in a medium saucepan. Cover and bring to a boil; reduce to a simmer and cook for 12 minutes. Leave the saucepan on the burner, covered, for an additional 6 minutes. Remove from the heat and stir in the walnuts and maple syrup. Transfer to a bowl and top with milk, yogurt, or cream, if using.
Another excellent quinoa cereal of yours! Usually I prefer it with some fruit in it, but this was great as is. Topped it with home made vanilla yoghurt and felt like having dessert for breakfast! Thanks for posting!
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Quinoa is a new ingredient to me, so I wasn't sure what to expect when I decided to try this recipe. And I was totally happy with the end result. Thank you for sharing your recipe, Katzen. Made for the Spain monthly tag game for October 2011.
What a great way to start the day! The maple syrup was the perfect sweetener for the nutty quinoa and great with the walnuts as well. This made for a delicious, healthy and satisfying breakfast - thanks for sharing the recipe!