Mornings in our apartment are usually a chaotic blur of showers and NPR and tried on but then disgarded outfits and ironing boards and a race to make it to the subway on time. AP and I barely have time to talk, much less eat. But I am one of those people who needs breakfast—and I especially like something warm on cold winter mornings. Before celiac, I was an oatmeal addict. I had the quickest and most delicious recipe—sometimes I would even take it with me in paper bowls. But since I was diagnosed, I've been sensitive to oats (even though they're supposed to be safe. Go figure.) and haven't been able to find a replacement that's not a glue-y, cloggy rice mush. But then I found Quinoa Flakes . These are an excellent, quick (90 seconds!), light, protein-filled oatmeal alternative. Sure, they taste nothing like old-fashioned oats, but they are wonderful with a variety of hot cereal condiments and have their own nutty-sweet charm. The addition of flax makes them even more fiber-packed.
QUICK HOT BREAKFAST CEREAL
one half a banana, sliced, or half cup raisins
1 1/2 cups water
2/3 cup Quinoa Flakes
1/4 cup soy milk(vanilla works well)
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 cup maple syrup or honey
2 tablespoons flax meal or flax seeds (optional)
Place the raisins or banana in a small sauce pot with the water. Bring to a boil. Add Quinoa Flakes and stir constantly for 90 seconds. Remove from heat. Stir in soy milk, cinnamon, syrup or honey, and flax.
Spoon into a bowl. Enjoy!