My mother: “Don’t give me that ‘I don’t eat breakfast’ routine. It’s the most important meal of the day.

After years of ignoring her advice, I’ve come to see the wisdom of what she said, but only since discovering this amazing alternative to stock-standard bacon & eggs, toast, and/or cereal/museli.

What’s great about this dish is the taste and the fiber (of course), which  helps control your blood sugar and keeps you feeling full until lunch.

The quinoa gives your morning a little extra protein too. 

Here’s how:


1 cup steel cut oats (they aren’t all mushy like regular oatmeal)

½ cup quinoa (I used scarlet quinoa but you grab whatever you can find)

1 teaspoon olive or coconut oil

4 cups water

½ cup almond milk (or whatever milk you prefer)

Heat up the water in a kettle on the stove top or in the microwave until it is near boiling. Put the quinoa in a strainer and rinse so it isn’t bitter after you cook it. Heat the oil in a saucepan over medium heat and add the steel cut oats. Stir them around and cook until they smell kinda toasty, like 1-2 minutes. Add the quinoa and the water and bring it all to a boil (this won’t take long because the water should already be hot as fuck). Turn down the heat on the pot and let it simmer. Go check your tumblr or Facebook while it cooks for about 20 minutes. It should taste done now, not hard but still a little chewy. Add the milk and turn off the heat. Serve with fresh fruit, nuts, maple syrup, brown sugar.

Serves 4 (love to hit snooze? double the recipe and heat up the leftovers all week)


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