You guys know I love quinoa and if you didn't know, I loooooooove pumpkin. Anything pumpkin flavored, gimme. I now have a Pinterest board dedicated to just pumpkin recipes. I know it's cliche to be a girl and love pumpkin things, but sorry, I do.
So, when I saw a recipe combining two of my favorite things, you know I was all over that. I made this pumpkin quinoa for breakfast last Sunday. It was the yummiest fall breakfast. I'm a big oatmeal person, but quinoa is a fun replacement.
To make this quinoa, I just cooked about a 1/4 cup quinoa with 1/2 cup water. Once it was ready I stirred in spices and a spoonful of pumpkin puree! Simple as that. This is a super nutritious breakfast and has all the flavors we crave in the fall!
Below is the recipe making enough for 4 people. If making for a group, following these instructions, but if you're making just one serving you can just guestimate on the mix-ins!
serves 4 (about 1 cup servings)
1 cup dry quinoa
2 cups water
1/4 tsp. salt
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ground ginger
1/8 tsp. ground nutmeg
toppings-greek yogurt, granola, dried cranberries, pecans etc.
Cook quinoa with water and salt according to package directions. While it is still warm, stir in pumpkin, brown sugar, and spices.
Feel free to eat plain or top with various toppings. Kathleen's fall granola would be perfect with this!