Cinnamon Quinoa Breakfast
1 cup quinoa, rinsed
3 cups of unsweetened almond milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp mixed spice
1/2 cup sultanas
1 med apple chopped (save some for topping)
2 tsp agave syrup (optional)
You may like to try topping the quinoa breakfast with your choice of nuts such as walnuts or almonds, and an array of fresh fruits such as blueberries, strawberries, banana etc.
Combine quinoa, almond milk, cinnamon, mixed spice, sultanas in a medium sauce pan.
Bring mixture to a boil and then place the lid on the pan and reduce the heat to low.
After 5 minutes stir in the chopped apple and simmer for approximately 5-7 minutes longer.
Stir and check for remaining liquid and if most is absorbed then remove the saucepan from the heat, leaving the lid on the pan and let the mixture rest for 5 minutes to absorb the rest of the milk.
If there is still lots of liquid when you check, simmer for 3-5 minutes longer but keep a close eye over the pot as the mixture can easily burn if left to boil dry, then let it rest for 5 minutes.
Taste for sweetness and adjust to your liking with a dribble of agave syrup.
You may not need the additional sweetener as the sultanas and apple do add sweetness to the mix already, be cautious as even natural sugars can spike your blood sugar levels and you want to minimise this.
Top the mixture with your own nuts and fresh fruits and yoghurt.