I recently bought some porridge oats from Waitrose that contained quinoa and decided it was just too expensive for what it was! I mean, it was nice but the amount of dessicated coconut that was added to it was ridiculous and the dates were dry and tasteless.
I’ve always got quinoa in the cupboard so I thought I’d give it a go myself.
I’m starting with something simple – no trying to be clever with flavours or whatever – just my “go to” ingredients with added quinoa.
- 25g porridge oats 90kcal
- 25g quinoa 93.5kcal
- 10g milled seeds 44.7kcal
- 200ml hazelnut milk 58kcal
- 15g raisins and dried cranberries 46.5kcal
- 15g honey 47.1kcal
Usual process applies – combine all the ingredients except the honey the night before, cover and put in the fridge; give it a stir in the morning before putting in the microwave for 4 minutes (stirring half way through); add honey; devour.
Not bad. It actually needed 6 minutes in the microwave and even then the quinoa was still a bit crunchy. There was probably too much quinoa in there. Next time I’ll only add 10g quinoa and see how that works out. I definitely think I’m on to something though. There’s always room for more protein!