Layers make everything better


Breakfast today was tedious: I was having an enormous dilemma.
I couldn’t make a choice between oatmeal or quinoa for breakfast.

And since I’m kind of renowned for having problems with making decisions,
I just had both!
Problem management for dummies: if it’s solvable without having to make a choice, there’s no problem 😉

‘Oats and Quinoa Parfait’

  • 4 T of oats mixed with 5 T of boiling water
  • cinnamon
  • 4 T of Greek yoghurt
  • optional: 2 t of (home-made) jelly
  • 4 T of quinoa cooked in 8 T of soy milk
  • a couple of handfuls of granola
  • a couple of handfuls of rice flakes (or other corn flakes)
Rinse the quinoa. In a small casserole, cook the milk until it’s boiling, lower the fire, add the quinoa and let it simmer for 20 to 30 minutes.

In the meantime prepare the other layers :
Layer one is a layer of oatmeal with boiling water and sprinkled with cinnamon. Let the oats absorb the liquid and press tight, top this with half of the yoghurt and jelly mixture (or just the yoghurt an sich).
(Now you’ll have to wait till the quinoa is done, cause that’s your next layer.)
The next layer is half of your quinoa, top this with half of the granola and rice flakes, then add the remaining quinoa.
On top of this goes the other half of the yoghurt mix.
Sprinkle with the remaining granola and rice flakes.

The chocolaty thingies you see on the picture are chocolate chips from the granola that melted between the quinoa layers
I think I might be going through a ‘rice flake’ phase: yoghurt with kiwi fruit and rice flakes for a snack, rice flakes in this breakfast, a handful of rice flakes when I’m a bit hungry… rice flakes are even my new favourite smoothie toppings!

Love, M.


2 responses to “Layers make everything better

  1. Wow, this looks great… I love the idea of parfait for breakfast! Quinoa is my new favourite thing to experiment with, thanks for a new idea x

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