Quinoa Hot Cereal

Quinoa hot cereal? Did you read that right?

When you think of breakfast cereal, quinoa may not be the first thing that comes to your mind.

Your cup of tea -- or should I say bowl of cereal -- may be something more like shredded wheat or oatmeal.

And that’s fine for those who can handle gluten. But for the rest of us? We’re looking for something different.

And take it from this gluten-free family -- finding alternatives is tough work!

That’s why we were so thankful when Lori cooked-up this recipe that brings together two of the best things in life -- quinoa and cereal. A match made in gluten-free heaven!

So what does it take to make this hot quinoa cereal? Let’s talk about it...

What you need to make quinoa hot cereal

  • ½ Cup coconut milk

  • ½ Cup water

  • 2 Scoops pure powdered stevia (optional, or to taste)

  • ½ tsp Cinnamon

  • ½ Cup quinoa, rinsed

  • Raisins or grated apples or grated carrots or walnuts (optional, to taste)

Ingredient details

So we use coconut milk in this recipe. If you can find it, grab some Golden Star brand coconut milk. We get ours at WalMart here in town.

You can blend up the coconut milk first and then store it in a jar for later use.

Why do we like Gold Star so much? A few reasons. First, it only has 2 ingredients -- coconut milk and water! And second -- probably because of reason #1 -- it has no aftertaste.

Further, we use stevia in this recipe. If you don’t have any stevia lying around you can just use your favorite sweetener. Use the helpful stevia-to-sugar conversion table here.

Alright, now let’s figure out what to do with these ingredients!

How to make quinoa hot cereal

  1. Put everything in a pot and stir well.

  2. Bring to boil.

  3. Simmer on low for 20 minutes.

  4. You may still see bubbles, but take it off the burner and stir.

  5. Add raisins or grated apples, etc. and stir.

  6. Let it sit covered for about 5 more minutes.

This recipe serves 1 or 2.

How was it?

First of all, we think you’ll enjoy the delicious aroma when cooking this cereal.

We liked eating it when it was warm and sticking together.

The second time we made this cereal, we put a grated carrot in it. It was delicious! Our youngest son gobbled it up.

Consider adding maple syrup flavoring to this recipe. The smell alone is reason enough to try it!

Are you the type who has almond milk on hand? Go ahead and try pouring some cool almond milk over the top of this hot cereal.

Who knows -- this hot breakfast cereal may just become the new oatmeal!

What do you think? Leave us some feedback below.

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