I don’t know why I don’t cook peaches more often. They taste like old time cobbler. Perfect comfort food. This morning I combined them with quinoa, nuts, and raisins to make a helathy breakfast option. You could make a giant batch of this at the beginning of the week, and heat up an individual sized portion each morning to save time.
Quinoa Peach Cereal
- 1/4 quinoa
- 1 cup frozen, sliced peaches
- 1/4 cup raw almonds
- 2 T golden raisins
- 1 T honey
Put quinoa, peaches, raisins, and honey into a sauce pan with a little over 1/2 C of water. Bring to a boil and simmer for 15 – 20 minutes, or until quinoa is cooked. Meanwhile, toast the almonds in a dry skillet. Top the quinoa with the almonds and enjoy.
Of course you can substitute any other grain (oatmeal, brown rice, cous cous, etc), and any other fruit, nut, or sweetener. Just adjust your cooking time accordingly. And I know it seems a little over the top to toast almonds fresh for this, but indulge me. Freshly toasted nuts are SOOOO good and easy and, well, nutty. Toast your own nuts and you won’t go back. (Does that sound somehow inappropriate?)