Quinoa “Oatmeal”

Ever since I have stopped eating dairy, eggs, and most oats, wheat and gluten, I have dreamt of oatmeal. I’m actually good missing my evening on-occasion fro-yo because I sub in banana chips.  David and I usually don’t even have bread in the house because he eats it way too fast (his words – not mine), so that’s okay too.  I love veggies and salads and rice and potatoes, so I’m good there too!  I am not good, however, in the morning.  Ever since I was a little girl, I have LOVED breakfast foods… pancakes, french toast, english muffins, oatmeal, etc.  I can still do some gluten-free pancakes, so that’s amazing, but I MISS MY OATMEAL!  I am not supposed to have oats in general, so the gluten-free option isn’t going to cut it here either.  I have been brainstorming other ideas and came up with quinoa.

Last night, I prepped some in the rice cooker and placed it in the refrigerator. This morning, I heated it up a little bit, poured about 1/4 cup of almond milk in there, and added PB2, banana, and some agave nectar.  When I went to eat it, it was okay. It was definitely not my oatmeal.  The texture of quinoa as a substitution for oatmeal was sub-par in my opinion.  Please let me know if you have any suggestions on how to make quinoa better or another substitution for oatmeal!

It really looks so promising!  I’m bound and determined to figure this out.  I have been eating brown rice krispies for the past week and while they’re delicious, they have NO staying power for me.

Help me out!

 

4 Responses to Quinoa “Oatmeal”

  1. Ari says:

    Check out the “Oatmeal Minus the Oats” on carrots n cake. Also, what about a protein brown rice breakfast pudding?

  2. Nicole W says:

    Hey Ali! I make a breakfast quinoa that I love – Here is the link from my blog 🙂
    http://www.foodiemisadventures.com/2011/09/good-for-you-friday-quinoa.html

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