Friday, June 14, 2013

Piña Colada Quinoa Bowl

Still waiting for my new computer, so I can write new posts and get back to work. The iPad is great for some things, but limiting for a blogger. Fortunately, I have a few pre-written posts stashed for emergencies! This is a new version of a favorite breakfast bowl. Use any kind of grain you like. For super protein, we like quinoa. If you cook quinoa or rice the night before you plan to have this, make too much and you'll get a good jump on breakfast.

Piña Colada Quinoa Bowl
serves 2-4
2 cups cooked quinoa
1 banana, halved lengthwise and sliced
1/4 cup unsweetened, shredded coconut
1/4 cup dates, chopped (or raisins)
1/4 cup pecans (or walnuts), chopped
1/4 cup pineapple chunks, fresh, canned, or dried
2 T maple syrup
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp salt
1 (14 oz.) can lite coconut milk (or other nut milk)

Place all ingredients in a saucepan, and heat over medium-low heat, stirring until the bananas are soft and the quinoa is hot and bubbly. Serve with extra maple syrup, a little vegan butter, and nut milk.

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