I’ve been drawn to these mango quinoa bakes this week because they’re fast and can be prepared the night before.
That, and there was a mango sale at Superstore over the weekend. Let’s just say I may have gone a little overboard on the stockpiling.
Bonus is, I’ve learned how to freeze multiple pounds of mango, perfect for smoothies – dice into cubes and scatter across a parchment paper lined cookie sheet. Place in the freezer overnight, then transfer to a freezer safe bag.
What happens when you combine mango, quinoa flakes, egg, coconut, and chia?
You get a delicious, high fiber, high protein breakfast fit for champions.
Pair this with a dollop of nut butter, and you have yourself one mean workout recovery breakfast.
5 minute Mango Tropics Quinoa Flake Bake
Vegan (option), Gluten free, Dairy free, Sugar free, Yeast free, Corn free
A light and summery quinoa flake breakfast bake filled with the taste of the tropics.
Yield: 1 breakfast bake
- 1/2 cup quinoa flakes
- 1/4 cup mango puree [about 1/2 of a fresh mango]
- 1 egg *see note
- 1/4 banana, diced
- 2 tbsp dried papaya, chopped
- 1 tbsp shredded unsweetened coconut
- 1 tbsp chia seeds
- 1/8 tsp almond extract
Optional toppings: coconut butter, sliced banana, cashews, coconut, raspberries
Prepare a 16oz. microwave safe dish by oiling with a dab of coconut oil. Set aside. Place all ingredients in a small bowl and mix until fully incorporated. Press mixture into prepared dish and even out with fork.
Microwave option: Place in the microwave and cook for 3 1/2 minutes. You’ll know when it’s done when it rises slightly, is harder to the touch, and pulls away from the sides of the dish. Don’t bake it too long, or you’ll have a Frisbee!
Oven option: Place in a preheated oven at 350F and bake for 25-30 minutes, or until toothpick inserted comes out clean.
note: to make vegan, omit egg and add 1/4 cup of extra mango puree.
I have to start experimenting with savory quinoa flake bakes so I can justify having these babies for dinner too.
Not like that’s stopped me in the past
Why all the breakfast preparation and fast [whole] foods? All I can say is…
TGIW [thank goodness it's Wednesday]. What a crazy week! Although there’s still 3 working days until the weekend, I can’t help but have Friday on the brain.
I’m looking forward to:
- increasing my long run from 10km to 12km
- sleeping in on Sunday
- reviewing my notes from the GMO class I attended last night
- napping outside on the deck [in the shade]
- heading to the Farmer’s Market
I try to practice being thankful for each and every day instead of wishing away my work week as I have in the past. Looking forward to weekend activities andbeing thankful for the crazy, hectic work days gives me the best of both worlds.
[and enjoying tasty breakfast bakes doesn't hurt either!]
Are you having a crazy week?
What’s your favorite thing to do on the weekend?