I am not always a lover of quinoa, but in an effort to up my protein in the morning I decided to try cooking it for breakfast. As part of my efforts to add healthy fats to my diet overall, I decided to cook it in coconut milk. And then because I don’t want to get up early to cook breakfast, I decided to cook it in my slow cooker. And what I got was delicious! Especially when I added fresh blueberries! I made this on Monday night, and reheated it the rest of the week. It was so good, even reheated.
1 cup quinoa (rinsed, if it is not pre-rinsed)
1 can coconut milk (I used full-fat – found in the Asian food section)
2 tbsp raw sugar (or brown sugar)
2 tbsp maple syrup
1 tsp cinnamon
3/4 tsp vanilla
1/4 tsp salt
butter or coconut oil
Lightly grease crockpot with butter or coconut oil. Add all remaining ingredients, except blueberries. Stir. Cook overnight on low for 7-9 hours. Serve with blueberries.
I cooked this in a small 2 quart crockpot. If you do not have one that small, I would recommend using a bowl inside of the crockpot with water to create a water bath (read how this is done at Mommy’s Kitchen)