Slow Cooker Morning Maple Quinoa
- 1 cup quinoa
- 3 1/2 cups milk (you can also use almond or coconut milk)
- 1 tbsp cinnamon
- 3 tbsps maple syrup
- 1/4 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 apple peeled and chopped
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
This was a first attempt at cooking up a quinoa recipe for breakfast, and it was absolutely delicious as well as nutritious . It's super easy, just throw it in the crock pot and voila! Breakfast is ready !
Quinoa is one of those ingredients that I shied away from as I didn't really understand what it was, but when I realized it was gluten free I figured I would jump on the quinoa train. And I'm so glad I did... this stuff is gold! You can add frozen berries and nuts to this recipe or just throw in your favorite berries or fruits of choice. I served this with fresh banana and drizzled with maple syrup and it was delicious.
Quinoa originated with the Incas in the mountains of Bolivia, Chile and Peru. It’s been a main ingredient used in this region for 5,000 years. Quinoa is an amazing superfood that is worth incorporating into your weekly menu, whether its a breakfast meal or a dinner. Enjoy!