Caramelized Fruit Coconut Quinoa Porridge
Recipe type: Breakfast
Cuisine: Vegan, Gluten-Free
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Serves: 3
 
This caramelized fruit coconut quinoa porridge is rich, creamy and full of delicious fruity flavour. It's also vegan, gluten-free, naturally sweetened and filled with protein.
Ingredients
For the coconut quinoa porridge:
  • 1½ cups cooked quinoa*
  • ½ cup lite canned coconut milk
  • ¼ large banana, mashed (about 2 tbsp)*
For the caramelized fruit:
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil*
  • 1 large banana, sliced
  • ⅔ cup sliced pineapple
  • ½ small grapefruit, sliced into small chunks
  • 2 tbsp coconut sugar*
Instructions
  1. Toss the fruit in coconut sugar and set aside
  2. Combine quinoa and coconut milk in a pot and cook over medium heat until the quinoa is creamy and heated through, about 5 minutes
  3. Stir in the mashed banana and continue to cook for a few more minutes before removing from heat
  4. Divide the quinoa porridge into 3 bowls and top with caramelized fruit
For the caramelized fruit topping:
  1. While the quinoa is heating up, warm the coconut oil in a skillet over medium heat and place the fruit and sugar mixture into the skillet
  2. Cook, flipping occasionally until all fruit is brown on either side. The grapefruit might fall apart but don't worry, it'll still be delicious
Notes
If you're starting with uncooked quinoa cook ½ cup dry quinoa according to package directions (usually simmer with 1 cups water until tender)
Can sub mashed banana for other sweetener of choice
For a less indulgent breakfast, reduce or skip the oil and sugar when in the caramelized fruit
Recipe by Diary of an ExSloth at http://www.exsloth.com/coconut-quinoa-porridge/