Photo: Johnny Autry; Styling: Cindy Barr
Hands-on Time
10 Mins
Total Time
22 Mins
Yield
Serves 4

Like most whole grains, quinoa is surprisingly filling, but if you need more for breakfast, serve with an egg on the side.

How to Make It

Step 1

Preheat oven to 400°.

Step 2

Place quinoa in a fine sieve, and place the sieve in a large bowl. Cover quinoa with water. Using your hands, rub the grains together for 30 seconds; rinse and drain quinoa. Repeat the procedure twice. Drain well. Combine quinoa, coconut milk, 2 tablespoons water, brown sugar, and salt in a medium saucepan, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until liquid is absorbed, stirring occasionally. Stir mixture constantly during the last 2 minutes of cooking.

Step 3

While quinoa cooks, spread flaked coconut in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake at 400° for 5 minutes or until golden brown. Cool slightly.

Step 4

Place about 1/2 cup quinoa mixture in each of 4 bowls. Top each serving with 1/4 cup strawberry slices, 1/4 cup banana slices, and 1 tablespoon toasted coconut. Serve warm.

Chef's Notes

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