QUINOA OATMEAL

Why do I call it “Sunday Night” oatmeal? Easy. That’s when I make it. The batch I prepare on Sunday keeps me stocked for a 5-day work week. I use Bob’s Red Mill Gluten-Free Quick Cooking Oats and plain quinoa. Why the quinoa? Well…why not? It’s a super healthy complete protein. That means it contains all nine of the essential amino acids, which cannot be made by the body and therefore must come from food.

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Instructions

  • 1. Pot 1: Pour 3 cups of water into 3 qt saucepan with pinch of salt. Heat over high, bringing to a boil.
  • 2. Pot 1: Lower heat to medium, sprinkling in oatmeal. Let cook for 4-5 minutes, depending on how runny you want your oatmeal to be. When finished, pour into large mixing bowl.
  • 3. Pot 2: At the same time as Step 1, add 2 cups of water, rinsed quinoa, and salt into the other pot over high heat. Bring to a boil.
  • 4. Pot 2: Once a boil is reached, lower heat to medium and cover. Cook for 7-10 minutes, or until quinoa is ready.
  • 5. When quinoa is finished, pour a large portion into the mixing bowl with the oatmeal (I use about 1/2-2/3 of the finished batch, and save the rest in a food storage container).
  • 6. Next, add in the cinnamon, brown sugar, and nuts then mix it all together.
  • 7. You can choose to add the raspberries now if you like. Give them a rough chop, then mix them in. Warning: your oatmeal will look a little funky and turn kind of pink. That’s okay, trust me! :-) Or, you can do like I do, and wait to add them when you dish it out in the morning.
  • 8. Next, store it in an air-tight, refrigerator-friendly food storage container, and pop it in the fridge for the next few mornings! If you find you oatmeal is particularly thick in the morning, add a little milk to your portion when you heat it. I heat mine for about 45 seconds in the microwave, stir it again, then heat for another 30 seconds.

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Mary Lynn

Graphic designer by trade. Creative baker of deliciousness. Overall food nerd and cocktail aficionado-in-training. I'm constantly battling my slightly picky palette that causes a strong dislike for vinegar and a ...