I am usually a smoothie girl through and through when it comes to breakfast, but this oatmeal may just make me change it up every once and awhile–it was so good!
I actually found the inspiration for this recipe while browsing the smoothie powder company Aloha’s website (love their vanilla protein blend!) and was super intrigued by the chocolate quinoa combination.
And then, with the added dates and cinnamon and maple syrup…it was a seriously indulgent tasting breakfast–without being so at all!
Chocolate Quinoa Oatmeal
1/3 cup quinoa
1/3 cup water
2/3 cup vanilla almond milk
1 teaspoon cinnamon
5 dates, chopped
1 tablespoon raw cacao powder
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1/4 cup almonds, chopped, for topping
Combine quinoa with water, almond milk, and cinnamon. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer and cover for about 15 minutes.
While the quinoa is simmering, stir in the chopped dates, cacao powder, and maple syrup.
Once the quinoa is cooked, remove from stove and pour in a bowl.
Top with chopped almonds and enjoy!
Time: 20 minutes