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Warm and Nutty Cinnamon Quinoa Recipe

Warm and Nutty Cinnamon Quinoa Recipe
This stunning berry-studded breakfast quinoa is from Dr. John La Puma's recent release - Chef MD's Big Book of Culinary Medicine. I've written about just a handful of books this year (more to come, I promise!), but I wanted to highlight this one for a few reasons. "...I have begun to think of a home kitchen in much the same way I think of a health spa - a place where people can come to be restored, feel better, experience pleasure, and become healthier. There's a lot going on here (in a good way). The quinoa berry bowl is typical of what you'll find in the recipe section. My diet is far from perfect, but I've learned over the years that if you surround yourself with delicious, healthy, real ingredients you'll discover and create amazing ways to use them. I used a red quinoa here, but you can use whatever kind you like, white/buff colored seems to be the most common. Combine milk, water and quinoa in a medium saucepan. Serves 4. Print Recipe Related:  brunchHealthy breakfast

VeganYumYum | Yup, I'm back. Vegan Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins Recipe If you were to ask me which food most defines my childhood, I’d answer – without hesitation – chocolate chip muffins. During my entire childhood, not only did my mom make chocolate chip muffins at least once or twice a week for breakfast, but my grandmother would bring giant containers full of them whenever she visited. Even when I went off to college, my mom actually mailed the muffins to me. That means until I moved in with Jack, pretty much every day was muffin day! That’s why I’m honestly shocked that 6 years into this blog, I’ve yet to share a chocolate chip muffin recipe! I guess I got too distracted by zucchini breads and pumpkin breads over the years. So today I’m here to remedy the situation! These muffins are vegan(!) Of course, if you aren’t a fan of chocolate in your muffins, just leave it out and you’ll have delicious banana bread muffins. Vegan Chocolate Chip Banana Muffins If you make this, let us see! This post is in partnership with Almond Breeze.

Oatmeal Mason Jar Breakfast Meals | Simply Mindful Prep Time: 10 Cook Time: NA Difficulty: Easy These breakfast jars are a cinch to make and will delight you throughout the week! The Goods: Each 16 oz jar contains:1/4 cup rolled oats, gluten-free1 Tbsp chia seeds1/2 to 3/4 cup almond milk (or milk of choice)liquid stevia, 2 drops (optional) Topping ideas: Mango-macadamia-coconutBlueberry pistachioStrawberry almondChocolate with Goji berries & pepitasAlmond butter with cacao nibs & slivered almonds The Magic: Combine oats, chia seeds & almond milk in jar. Add the combination of fruits & nuts listed above or create your own. Store in fridge & enjoy throughout the week! Join the Conversation or Share your Magic…

Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal Follow Me on Pinterest When the weather starts to cool off and pumpkin stands pop up all over, then I know it’s time to dig out this family favorite recipe. I love to make my own pumpkin puree and pumpkin butter from scratch and then we roast up all those yummy pumpkin seeds. There are never enough for in one pumpkin for us. However, I always make a huge batch of this overnight Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal in the slow cooker. It’s so easy to throw together right before bed and then wake up to the house smelling like you’ve been baking a pumpkin pie all night long. My kids and I are sweet oatmeal fans so I tend to add more brown sugar than most, but it makes it even that much better. I throw this together often on Friday or Saturday nights so that when we have a busy morning with soccer games or church we still get a good hearty breakfast without a lot of fuss! Keep reading after the recipe for 9 other great slow cooker breakfast recipes from some of my favorite bloggers! 1 1/2 cups steel cut oats

100 Things to Do with a Banana How many times has someone spotted excess, overripe or just unused bananas in your kitchen and said, “uh-oh, looks like it’s time to make banana bread!” — as if the only things possible to do with a banana are eat it or turn it into bread? Well we say “no more.” Here’s our carefully curated list of 100 Things to Do with a Banana (not including banana bread). Click on the photos for full recipes. From Bananas to Apples, 100 things to do with apples: Sponsored Content Blueberry Lemon Zest Breakfast Cookies Recipe Here’s how much I love these cookies: after I finish typing this post, I’m going to go downstairs to the kitchen to make more. I like to store stashes of these cookies in the freezer because they’re a perfectly portioned daily breakfast for me. The freezer is also a great way to hide them from Jack, who would otherwise eat one every time he walks past the kitchen counter 🙂 These cookies are both vegan and gluten free. They have fiber from the oats, protein and healthy fats from the almond butter, and they’re naturally sweetened with maple syrup. Who wants to eat a bowl of oatmeal when you can eat a cookie for breakfast!? This recipe is a revamped version of my Carrot Quinoa Oatmeal Breakfast Cookies. These cookies get lightly crisp on the bottom, but as you’ll see, they’re pretty puffy – more like a muffin top than a flat/crispy oatmeal cookie. Happy Friday baking! Blueberry Lemon Zest Breakfast Cookies Author: Jeanine Donofrio Recipe type: Breakfast, Snack

Healthy Breakfast Ideas: 17 Healthy, Autumn-Inspired Recipes (Pumpkin, Pomegranates, Pecans & More) Get Healthy Living Newsletters: Autumn has some true culinary stars. Apples, roasted winter vegetables and pumpkin-flavored everythings tend to steal the show come dinner and dessert. For the sake of flavor, health and an indelible love for fall, we've rounded up 17 truly inspiring breakfast bombshells that pulse with autumnal flavors and boast a bounty of nutritional benefits to boot. Pomegranate Pecan Pumpkin Spice Quinoa Bowl Pecan pie for breakfast is no longer a fantasy (nor do you have to succumb to that left-over slice in the fridge): The protein-rich supergrain bowl makes nice of the tart, delicious flavor of the pomegranate seed (which serves up an honorable dose of antioxidants). Hello, stunning thing. For more healthy breakfast ideas, click here. Also on HuffPost: Filed by Kate Bratskeir |

Overnight Refrigerator Steel Cut Oats Recipe Overnight steel cut oats are a great make-ahead breakfast idea for busy mornings. Waking up and realizing that breakfast is already made probably ranks up there as one of the best feelings I’ve ever experienced. Breakfast isn’t my favorite meal of the day, but it is definitely the most important. Steel cut oats typically require 15-20 minutes to cook. You’ll thank me in the morning. Your spoon is waiting. Overnight Refrigerator Steel Cut Oats Overnight steel cut oats are a great make-ahead breakfast idea for busy mornings. Author: Liz DellaCroce | The Lemon Bowl Recipe type: Breakfast Serves: 1 Ingredients ¼ c steel cut oats ¼ c plain yogurt ½ c skim milk 1 tbs flax seed meal pinch salt ½ tsp cinnamon ⅓ banana - sliced ½ tbs natural peanut butter ¼ c berries of choice Instructions Combine oats, yogurt, milk, flax and pinch of salt in a glass jar and stir well. Notes Steel cuts will have a nice chew to them but if you prefer to cook them further, add ¼ c extra milk and microwave for 90 seconds.

100 Things to Do With Peanut Butter You most likely learned long ago that peanut butter ain’t only good for PB&J sandwiches. George Washington Carver’s greatest invention can in fact spruce up everything from drinks to desserts. Actually, we’d be hard-pressed to come up with a dish that wouldn’t be better with a little Skippy. Peanut butter chili, peanut butter broccoli, peanut butter ice cream and peanut butter cocktails — it all works. Folks, there is peanut butter tuna salad to be found on this list. Sincere apologies to those with allergies and all you non-Americans who just don’t get it. Click on the photos for full recipes. See also: 100 Ways to Use a Strip of Bacon 100 Ways to Cook With Guinness From strawberries to sriracha, find the rest of our 100 Ways here. Sponsored Content

Apple Cinnamon Crunch Overnight Oats Recipe It’s December! How did that happen already? With the holidays quickly approaching, you’re busy (and I’m busy!) Admittedly, I was late to the overnight oat craze, but I’m pretty obsessed now. I’ve been keeping these stocked in my fridge (they last up to about 3 days) for both myself and Jack. Speaking of holiday craziness, this weekend we got the chance to get a head start on our holiday shopping at the Renegade Craft Fair in Chicago at the Bridgeport Arts Center. Our friends at Quaker Oats had a booth at the event and asked us to stop by. The booth was great – for starters, you can get your name etched on your very own overnight oat jar. Of course, I nabbed some pretty ceramic plates before we left. Apple Cinnamon Crunch Overnight Oats ½ cup Quaker Old Fashioned Oats½ cup almond milk½ cup diced applea small squeeze of lemon (to keep the apples fresh overnight)⅛ teaspoon cinnamon1 tablespoon granola (I made one similar to this recipe)1 teaspoon honey (sub maple syrup if vegan)