Baked Quinoa with Banana, Coconut & Cocoa Nibs

Vegan Baked Quinoa with Banana, Coconut & Cocoa Nibs | curlsnchard.com

Happy Monday! I can’t believe that March is nearly over already – where is the time going?! I feel like I just came back from the States, but in reality I’ve been back in Europe for 2 months already…Anyway! It’s Monday, so it’s time for another recipe – this time it’s a baked quinoa dish. More precisely, baked quinoa with banana, coconut, cocoa nibs and chopped almonds. It uses pre cooked (leftover) quinoa and I baked it in the microwave, so this breakfast was ready in under 5 minutes!

Vegan Baked Quinoa with Banana, Coconut & Cocoa Nibs | curlsnchard.com

Baked Quinoa with Banana, Coconut & Cocoa
 
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Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • ~1/2 cup cooked quinoa
  • ½ banana (sliced)
  • 1 tbsp fine oats
  • 1 handful coconut flakes
  • 5 chopped almonds
  • 1 tsp cocoa nibs (or more!)
  • 2 tbsp rice-coconut milk
  • 1 tsp coconut palm sugar mixed with some cinnamon (optional)
Instructions
  1. Use a microwave/oven save ramekin and put the cooked quinoa on the bottom.
  2. Layer the sliced banana onto the quinoa, then sprinkle the oats, chopped almonds, coconut flakes and cacao nibs on top.
  3. Add the coconut rice milk slowly one spoon at a time, drizzling over the oats so they can soak up some liquid. If you want to, you can add the coconut palm sugar on top now, to make it a bit sweeter.
  4. Simply put it in the microwave on high (800W in my case) for about 3 minutes. Enjoy!
Notes
To bake it in the oven, it should work well at 190°C/375°F for about 15-20 minutes, I haven't tried this method myself, but this is what similar dishes usually take - just keep an eye on it so it doesn't burn!

Vegan Baked Quinoa with Banana, Coconut & Cocoa Nibs | curlsnchard.com

It’s spring already, so you will soon see more berries and fresh fruit on here again, for now, give this baked quinoa a try the next time you have some leftovers. I try to cook according to the seasons, even though I do still have some frozen berries to use up – and I do have a fun and simple breakfast idea in mind for them. Oh, and it’s rhubarb season – I really want to make a fun dessert or pie with it, so stay tuned for a Friday Treats post with some rhubarb in the near future! I would recommend you follow me on Instagram and Facebook, so you see it first when I experiment in the kitchen.

4 thoughts on “Baked Quinoa with Banana, Coconut & Cocoa Nibs

    1. Hey Tammy, thank you for stopping by! Yes, you can definitely use any non dairy milk of your choice – I simply like the taste of coconut rice milk 🙂 I’m sure almond milk would taste great as well!

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