We are really trying to get Blake to learn healthy habits and learn to like different kinds of foods. I hate to give her instant oatmeal because of the amount of sugar in them. They are convenient sometimes but I try to make her home cooked food as much as possible. I like to make a batch of this on Sundays and it can just be heated up for her on weekday mornings while I'm at work. It's also really delicious!
- 1 cup uncooked quinoa (rinsed and drained)
- 1 1/2 cups of cold water
- 1/2 tbs butter
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp apple pie spice
- 3 tbs brown sugar
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 box (or a handful) of raisins
Bring the quinoa and water to a boil for 1 minute and then reduce to low and cover. Simmer until cooked and water is absorbed, about 10 minutes. Add the rest of the ingredients and stir. That's it!
*Sometimes when it is re-heated it can seem a little dry. Just add a little more milk.
I also make my own apple pie spice because I couldn't find it at the grocery store and I already had all the ingredients. Here's how to make your own.
- 1/4 cup cinnamon
- 1 tbs allspice
- 2 tsp nutmeg
- 2 tsp ground ginger
- 1/2 tsp cardamom