Quinoa Penut Butter Breakfast

I don't know about you, but I LOVE peanut butter! I don't mean like, I mean LOVE. I make sure I don't waste any time using jelly on a PB&J because that distracts from the PB taste! My favorite snacks are PB and Banana or PB and Apples or even just a spoonful a PB! I am obsessed with the Trader Joe's natural peanut butter- sometimes creamy & sometimes crunchy. Anyhow, I'm off topic.

I came across a recipe for Quinoa Almond Butter recipe from Alter Eco Quinoa that I loved and made a few modifications for my own taste preference (mainly using PB instead of AB). It's an amazing power breakfast. If you make a full batch on Sunday afternoon, you'll have enough for just about every day that week!

Ingredients:

1C Quinoa rinsed (I always skip rinsing because I'm lazy)
1 1/2C Water
1/2C Peanut Butter (or a little more if you prefer)
Cinnamon to taste
Dried fruit to taste (optional)

Directions:

1. Bring water and quinoa to a boil in a medium saucepan
2. Simmer for 20 minutes until tender and the germ releases
3. Remove from the heat
4. Mix in the Peanut Butter until throughout the quinoa
5. Add cinnamon to taste & dried fruit if desired

This is great out of the pot and great reheated! It's chocked full of protein and goodness for the brain first thing in the morning! Give it a shot and tell us what you think.

Side Note: I love to add shredded coconut, coco nibs, raisins, dried cherries or cranberries, bananas, apples, etc. Get creative for your own taste preferences and share your successes!